The Christian loves to read the Holy Scriptures. “O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day” (Psa.119:97). There are also sound Christian books to read, the writings of men of God. The child of God will shun all fiction that is ungodly.
TVs, computers, cellphones, etc., are not sinful in themselves. It is what they are used for that is either sinful or not. They are tools to be used to educate, inform, etc. But no Christian should ever spend a moment of time watching movies which are ungodly and Christ-dishonouring. To do so is to sin grievously against the Lord.
Huge numbers of movie devotees claim to be Christians. They claim to worship the true God, and that they seek to depart from iniquity. The Bible commands all who profess to be Christ’s to examine themselves, whether they be in the faith (2 Cor.13:5); and I urge all those who prostrate themselves towards Hollywood with the same blind zeal as the Muslims who prostrate themselves towards Mecca to earnestly examine their profession of faith in the light of God’s Word. A lover of Zion cannot be a lover of Hollywood. He who is on a life-long pilgrimage to the heavenly city cannot simultaneously be on a pilgrimage to the shrines of the “stars” in Hollywood. No man can serve two masters.
Shaun Willcock is a minister, author and researcher. He runs Bible Based Ministries. This pamphlet, first published in 1994, was revised and republished in 2020. For other pamphlets (which may be downloaded and printed), as well as details about his books, audio messages, articles, etc., please visit the Bible Based Ministries website; or write to the address below. If you would like to be on Bible Based Ministries’ email list, please send your details.
For further study and edification (all titles by Shaun Willcock and available on the Bible Based Ministries website):
Jesuit Hollywood (How the Papacy and Its Jesuits Controlled Hollywood for Decades – and Have Continued to Influence It Ever Since)
Separation from the World
Cinema, TV, and the Christian
On Books, the Box, and the Box Office
Life in Outer Space? A Biblical Answer
Pictures of Christ
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