Adventures in Christian Living
By: Keith Newell
When it comes to television programs, some of my viewing choices may not be
considered very cool. Mostly, I watch sporting events, but my next choice is generally
educational shows. (I know...I’m a geek.) It's not uncommon for me to watch “The
Learning Channel“ or “Discovery Channel" quite a bit. I'm an equal opportunity nerd too as
I’ll watch shows ranging from "How lawn mowers are built" to "Great tree species of North
What can I say? When it comes to watching the tube, I'd just as soon be learning
something (often "anything”) than sit through an hour long hospital/police/dysfunctional
family drama. My wife does not care for most of my programs Generally. Tina will give a
slight hint of her displeasure by peering directly into my eyes and asking, “Are you kidding
me?" Then she'll follow with a gentle suggestion..."TURN lT!" (But if I turn it we may
never know the true secrets to building a beaver dam)
Another of my favorite educational programming is the "History Channel.” People
fascinate me and they often have some very good biographies. Not just about men like
President Lincoln or Wyatt Earp but they’ve also done some really good biographies on
people of the Bible. I’ve found them to be pretty insightful and fairly accurate in their
accounts of Biblical men and women.
Then there’s the shows concerning great historical events. Again, this channel
has been good discussing not only themes like “The Great Depression" or "The Korean
War" but also great Biblical events such as the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
They have also had some very good shows on Christian evidences such as archaeological
digs proving the Bible as accurate.
For the most part I really like the “History Channel." However, they are not
immune to worldly influences and beliefs. Recently a commercial aired on the “History
Channel" inviting us to see “how the earth was made.“ It was at that exact same time that
Alyssa walked through the living room. She turned to the television, rolled her eyes and
proclaimed "DUH" then continued on her way.
I was very proud that my 11-year old daughter knew exactly how the earth was
made. She didn’t need to listen to various theories about a "big bang" or other such
silliness. She has been taught the truth at home as well as in her Bible classes.
“In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the earth.”
I know Alyssa is still young and that she’ll be bombarded with many lies about
God. They will come from our public school system, the television, print media and possibly
her own friends. I also know that when it comes to training and teaching our children, time
spent discussing God’s Word at a young age will build a solid foundation for the future.
Satan’s lies will soon be shoved in their face, thus we must adequately prepare our
Children. Parents, Grandparents, Bible school teachers and anyone who cares about the
future of the Lord‘s church: We must be ever diligent in encouraging and instructing
children in Gods word.
It’s quite sad that a bright 11 year old girl "gets it," but highly educated men and
women refuse to hear the Bible. It is easier for them to believe far-fetched theories about
creation rather than accept that God is who He says He is and that He created all
things ..... DUH!
Revelation 4:11 ”You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor
and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were