Monday, January 12, 2015

Beware Of Accepting Terms...

The Ripple Effect...

Accept Terms

Be very careful in what you sign or click on!
I believe so many web sites have advertisement on them that if
You open them, or click the box you now have opened yourself up!

I have a very good system for keeping out junk and Pop-ups...
But like so many things in this world, things unwholesome can find any open door!

Do you realize that once you open a door and a picture or word gets in your mind,
And now your heart is open...
It is almost impossible to stop seeing those images

That is why we need to think about things that are lovely!
Things that are true...

Watching all those crime shows and suspenseful programs,
Allows our minds to  actually need them to feel entertained!
Sometimes is is even just the commercials in between what you are watching that harms!

I have seen a searing of our conscience...

My husband has always used this analogy for being slowly conditioned;
If we were to put a frog into a pot of lukewarm water,
It would just swim around and be happy!
But if an agenda wanted to increase the heat it would slowly turn it up a notch.
The poor little frog would not even realize that its brains were being cooked!
Unable to swim freely, but rather to be boiled alive!

Our minds are a wonderful and beautiful gift from the Lord!
But why do we continue to subject our minds to filth and sin?

Well, mostly because we have all been slightly boiled in the brain...
Seared in most situations---

I love a good story;
I enjoy being entertained;

A good imagination is so powerful!
You can slay a dragon in a comfortable chair in your own living room.
You can plant a garden and almost see and smell the lovely flowers!

But when you click on the picture that opens a lifetime;
Of a distorted picture of what Godlessness really looks like;
You have accepted its terms...
It is a living and breathing force that will bring your heart and mind
Into a place that has iron bars to keep you!
A prisoner in your own mind!

That is why we are called to practice and exercise self-control...
We are so exposed to the worlds ideas and Hollywoods imagination,
We can become dull of being able to distinguish right from wrong.
He warns us to NOT be deceived...

I will be having another post to address how to repent
And overcome these addictions to images that are not pleasing.
To our Father and it grieves the Holy Spirit!

Really, Even our televisions have controls to bleep out the bad words!
And to not allow nudity and violence
You must use a code to override its warning!!!!!

We need to be advised:

I will set nothing wicked before my eyes;
Psalms 100:3

May I ask you, why do you think we have become so tolerant of sinful images?


  1. Thank you for posting this Roxy. I feel strongly as you do about this.
    It is good to get out and speak out against what we are all being exposed to as 'normal': we do not accept it, and a bit of anger is not a bad thing on this subject.
    I cannot bear the thought of impressionable brains of children and youngsters being imprinted with this stuff, and I would imagine that most people , if asked, feel the WHY is it everywhere still? Is it apathy in making our wishes known?
    I'm afraid I cannot answer your question very well ~ the reasons for how things have become are complex ~ but clearly restraint is not an appealing quality in the media these days!
    Once again, thank you for a thought provoking post.

  2. You are so right, Roxy...satan knows exactly where our human weaknesses are and he will do all he can to make sure these images present themselves into our lives...we don't even need to be seeking them out! It is easy to hide this kind of's not out in the open when it is just an image that we see with our eyes...BUT it lives in our brains and rears it's ugly head sometimes when we least expect it. Great post!

  3. Hollywood wants to try and preach its gospel to us - and uses any means necessary - they are trying to take what God has meant for good and turning it into evil....

    Romans 12:1-2

  4. Amen from your "Amen Corner!"

    Hugs and happy week,
    ... the girl with the packing tape in her hand

  5. A good post Rox, and a great analogy about "accepting the terms" The temperature has gone up very quickly in recent years in America. Hope you feel better soon. It was sure nice talking to you last night.
    Love and blessings,

  6. I think it's the slow desensitizing just as you say. I think that children are conditioned to it from a young age. That's why I've tried to be diligent about what mine see.

  7. Excellent post. It really is quite shocking even what mothers are allowing their children to watch.

    Be well.

  8. I certainly agree with you, Roxie. I have cable only because my mother loves her TV. I rarely watch TV because there is just nothing I choose to watch. Good post.

  9. Excellent post Roxy! And so very timely. I am so grateful not to have tv in our home. My husband and I like to read, and lately I have been reading books by Grace Livingston Hill from the 1930's and 1940's. It is amazing to read how even then Christians had to guard themselves against the worldliness of the times.


  10. Good post, Roxy...very convicting.
    Churches have become complacent...afraid to offend the people walking in the door by addressing sin. Some prefer what's comfortable to accountability.
    Bless you!

  11. yes, it's so easy to allow sin to slowly creep its insidious way into our lives. I think the answer is easy. It's our own sin nature. We can blame Hollywood, but what do they know? They're not (for the great majority) Christians, so what do we expect? The buck should stop at our our fingertips (clicking computer keys, remote buttons and turning book pages). I'm preaching to myself too!
    It's a constant battle for sure, and harder than ever in these days of easy access to everything.

  12. Linda Andrews SmithJanuary 15, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    Just found your blog and loved this post. I agree that we as Christians are becoming so complacent we are are not living in a way to point others to our Lord. Looking forward to reading more post. I have some dear friends in Col. and love that part of the country. God Bless.
    Linda I don't have a blog,(just FB) but enjoy following many.

  13. We are the frogs, we are desensitized. How many times my husband and I have had the very same conversations about those frogs!!! Great post Roxy, thank you for sharing it on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!


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