Monday, June 24, 2013

Changes in the Christian Home

I visit (check on) my 92-year-old father every day, and lately we have spent our time together talking about his childhood home back in the 1920's.

It occurred to me that in the past one hundred years that the Christian home has changed more dramatically than at any other time since the days that Jesus walked the earth.

In 1913 the Christian home was more "Holy," in the sense that it was more set apart from the world.  The "World" existed outside the front door, well beyond even the property line... The "World" was the bar down the street, or the dance hall in that part of town where Christians did not visit.

But in the 20's and 30's the "World" invaded the Christian Home via radio which changed everything.  In the 1950's the "World" added images to sound through television and a worldly addiction was firmly set into motion.

The "World," the "Enemy" showed great restraint in its use of television with shows like Father Knows Best which glorified family values.  But in the 1960's, once the addiction had poured a firm foundation, the Enemy quickly proceeded to its true agenda.

Today "organized religion" in America seems to have an unwritten agreement with the Enemy.  The Enemy can bring adultery into our Christian homes through television... They can bring stories of godless, sinful characters practicing fornication... They can entertain us with immoral humor of all kinds, and we will not only watch, but we will set our children down in the front row of the Enemy's classroom... Just as long as the actors keep their clothes on... As if somehow that makes it OK

In just one hundred years the Enemy has gained daily access into the Christian home, destroying its once sanctified nature... Daily polluting our hearts and minds, distracting us from the purpose for which we were created.

I believe it would be difficult to overestimate the influence of the worldly media on the Christian home.  Whether child or adult we are being subtly and painstakingly taught the lessons and beliefs of the one who hates our God.

But we Believers in America are among the rich of this world and being rich, we are terribly greedy... Definitely greedy for our entertainment.  We are not looking to deny ourselves but rather to enhance our worldly experience.

For over 50 years the Christian home in America has been absorbing the morality of the enemy for three hours every night... And it shows. 



Grammy said...

You are so on right...and it's more than lack of holiness. It is also a lack of integrity to praise God on Sunday and allow ourselves to delight in evil by being entertained what we know is contrary to God's order. Ugh... Go look at your Facebook messages. I want to tell you about Russ's illness.

Malott said...


He is so young for this kind of thing. So no one ever diagnosed the valve problem, or did it develop over time? Is he going to be able to do his job?