Power Tools of Influence – A Guide to Entertainment

You and your children are targets of a subtle but powerful enemy. The enemy is a master of deception and stealth. He knows that if he attacks openly he will be recognized for who he is. So this enemy plans his attacks when they are least expected. He has no sense of fair play. He looks for the times when you and your family are the most vulnerable. His desire is to create as much destruction and mayhem in your lives as possible. Am I talking about al-Quaeda ? No, actually, this enemy is more dangerous and cunning than al-Quaeda. The apostle Paul warns against being taken captive by this enemy, and Solomon says to guard your heart. Both are speaking about the world as influenced by Satan

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. —Colossians 2:8

Above all else, guard your heart,

for it is the wellspring of life. — Proverbs 4:23 This enemy is deceptive. The medium of entertainment, particularly the audio-visual segment of the industry, is an effective tool to launch attacks. We are vulnerable, because we tend to think of viewing entertainment as a time to relax. This is true whether you view a movie, DVD or TV, surf the internet, or play an electronic game. However, just because we think we can take time off doesn’t mean that the enemy will. For example, homosexuality has become an accepted part of our culture largely due to the efforts of those in the entertainment media.

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