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Bible Proof That We Must Not Watch Television

When my brother-in-law was in college, he was listening to AM radio one day and heard a preacher come on the radio.  The preacher stated that God had given him a scripture to prove that Christians are not supposed to watch TV.  Enthralled, my brother-in-law left the radio on.

The minister read from the passage where Jesus was transfigured before Peter, James and John.  Then, after the transfiguration, on the way down the mountain, Jesus commanded his disciples ..

(are you ready for this?)

“Tell the vision to no man.”

So the preacher expounded his whole sermon by rapidly quoting the passage above, “Television to no man.”

Isn’t that great?

Another good example of bad exegesis.

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8 Responses to "Bible Proof That We Must Not Watch Television"

  1. Kirsty Allan says:

    Love it!

  2. Donnie Stewart says:

    That preacher was obviously wrong because God in his omniscience very clearly gave us good advice through the prophet Habakkuk regarding maintaining a clear picture on our TV’s when he said, “Right the vision and make it plain…”

  3. Ifeoma Nwoke says:

    Very interesting!
    If the preacher is correct, then all the souls who gave their lives to Christ through the preachings shown on TV are not saved. Thank God he is totally wrong.

    1. admin says:

      So true. You know, of course, that I’m putting that story up there as a good example of poor interpretation of scripture, right?

  4. SyLisa says:

    You know that you are held accountable for what you preach from the bible and the teachings you give in the name of Jesus… I would be very careful what I said and be sure you are preaching what God said.. I thank God that I know what my bible says and that I know the difference between false and true teachings…

    1. admin says:

      You know these are “good examples of BAD interpretation,” right? It’s meant to be humorous, although the fellow who preached it apparently was pretty serious at the time.

  5. Rheza says:

    Got any other good examples of bad exegesis man?

    1. admin says:

      I hope to post more as time allows. I’ve got plenty of my own and others I’ve heard.

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