Saturday, March 30th, 2013
Mobile Technology (Part 5)
Ten Commandments Broken
You shall have no other gods before Me. (#1)
You shall not make for yourself a carved image... For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. (#2)
You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His Name in vain. (#3)
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy... The Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. (#4)
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you. (#5)
You shall not murder. (#6)
You shall not commit adultery. (#7)
You shall not steal. (#8)
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. (#9)
You shall not covet your neighbor's house... nor anything that is your neighbor's. (#10)
Exodus 20:3-17 (NKJV)
How does mobile technology relate to breaking the Ten Commandments? Media breaks every commandment every day, and cell phones broadcast the fallout to billions of people. Consider:
Breaking Commandment #1): 'True Blood' (HBO). Promoting the worship of demons, darlings, stars, riches, magic, beauty, fame, eroticism, power and possessions is the monster's mission in media.
Breaking Commandment #2): 'American Idol' (Fox). Because AI is the most popular show of the 21st century, the making of idols has become media's most popular formula for success.
Breaking Commandment #3): 'Saturday Night Live,' 'DJesus Uncrossed' (NBC). Bad is bold. Irreverence increases. In media, 'Oh my God' has become a valley-girl exclamation point instead of a prayer.
Breaking Commandment #4): 'Mad Men' (AMC). America's worship of work exports its 24/7 lifestyle as the means to lasting success. Resting in God or waiting for God are nonsensical ideas to media.
Breaking Commandment #5): 'Family Guy' (Fox). Even family media promotes disrespect as a rite of passage, a ticket to freedom. Children are bossy and bold, sarcastic and sneaky--even deadly.
Breaking Commandment #6): 'Dexter' (Showtime). As murder is glamorized, blood lust grows like a resistant bacteria--making life seem boring, even worthless. Media promotes violence as the path to victory.
Breaking Commandment #7): 'Scandal' (ABC). Adultery and promiscuity are mainlined to our children through the IV tubes of media. Eyes close. Legs open. Hearts break. Lives shatter. S_x sells.
Breaking Commandment #8): 'Sons of Anarchy' (FX Networks). The devil is a handsome villain--teaching us to take what we can. Within media, moral relativity dominates a lawless world.
Breaking Commandment #9): 'Once Upon a Time' (ABC), top TV shows included 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Games of Thrones' and lots of 'Glee.' Almost all within media are 'Pretty Little Liars' (ABC Family).
Breaking Commandment #10): 'American Greed' (CNBC) is broadcast to the world, as opposed to the American creed: a nation founded on God. Media promotes walking dead instead of living right.
Consider 6.5 billion cell phones by which 'The god of this age has blinded' (2 Corinthians 4:4) everyone he can.
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Mobile Technology series.