[anzac] Is it "WRONG" to use TV? - Andrew Strom.

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Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 16:42:36 -0500
Is it 'WRONG' to use TELEVISION?
-Andrew Strom.

The obvious answer to this question is "No, of course not."
I myself made a five-part television show for secular TV a
few years back in New Zealand. We made it very cheaply
and interviewed ex-gang members who had become
Christians, etc. So I have no problem with the medium itself.
It can be very effective. The only crucial question is HOW 
we are using it, how much MONEY we are wasting (if any) 
and whether we are presenting the pure and undefiled 
word of the Lord. It really DOES MATTER what kind of
representation of 'JESUS' we are presenting to the world.
This is the big problem with some Christian television today.
-It is actually bringing disgrace to the name of Christ. And
God will not stand for it.

I was interested to receive the following email from someone
who has had recent experience with Christian TV in America.
Quite a refreshing letter:

"I did want to comment on Christian TV.  I recently left a 
small church that has a TV show called Crossfire. It's 
dedicated to youth and it is aired on Sky Angel.  My 
husband was one of the pastors there and because of that 
I found out that when a ministry airs on Sky Angel, it costs 
them nothing.  Of course there is the initial cost of cameras 
and editing equipment, it can be a bit pricey, and the local 
television stations do require certain types of video tapes - 
they too are costly for a small church group. However, I've 
often wondered after those initial costs where the millions 
go in some of these large well-known ministries." 

So it does not necessarily cost a fortune to get something
on TV in America!

I believe that in future years we will find that God is going
to use ALL of the different media to spread His message
and news of the great Awakening. In the first Great 
Reformation, the printing press had just been invented and 
God used it greatly. The same is true of the Internet, Radio 
and even Television today. I have no problem with using 
these things. But it is the "WAY" that they are used that is 
the crucial factor. -And the importance of not having them
centred around 'MONEY'. -I'm sure that most of you agree.

God bless you all!

Kindest regards in Christ,

Andrew Strom.