Visiting with Lucifer

“You’re kind of a geek, you’d like it! Check it out, it’s hilarious.”

Based on the recommendation of a co-worker years ago, I remember watching the TV show “The Big Bang Theory” for the first time when it was in Season 2. I loved it. I found it was hilarious, totally nerdy, and had just the right amount of “sitcom cheesy”. Bazinga!

As season 3 started up, I noticed the show taking an increasingly dirtier turn. There’s always a level of crude humor that we sort of accept as the price of admission with network television, but I noticed the producers seem to increase the number of inappropriate jokes & unsavory scenarios… and decrease the amount of clothes Kaley Cuoco was wearing.

I hung on for the rest of the season, hoping it was a “phase”…but realized that this seemed to be the norm for this show now, and took my exit off before I fell more in love with the show.

I’m certainly not perfect in this area — I can improve my filtering process when it comes to entertainment, for sure. For example, here’s my transparent confession: I loved The Office, despite the constant “That’s What She Said” jokes.

I’ve seen the promos for the new show Lucifer – causing quite the uproar on my Facebook feed! Make no mistake, there will be zero viewing of this show in my home.

However, I’ve seen tremendous amounts of outrage and absolute disgust at how “blatantly the enemy is allowed in our homes” and “how can we allow this garbage on TV”. While I agree with the sentiment of that…

“Lucifer” hasn’t barged into our homes by violently knocking down our doors. We’ve let him in every week for a few nights, for 30-60 minutes at a time. His blatant invasion shouldn’t come as a total shock…because we let him visit every once in a while anyway.

Strong sexual & perverse content in a show? “It’s okay, there’s so much funny, it’s worth overlooking.”

Lifestyle choices that are making a mockery of the Christ we serve? “No big deal, the lead actor is incredible.”

Award shows with near-pornographic outfits and musical performances? “Well, I’m just trying to stay in touch with culture.”

Entire franchises based on adultery and lying? “It’s just where society’s going, we may as well get used to it…”

Hear me – I believe the show Lucifer is very wrong, and the whole concept being popularized is very disappointing. I’m not suggesting that it’s okay to watch because there’s already so much rubbish on TV.

Just don’t act surprised or outraged when shows like this are produced, when all along we’ve been tolerating small doses of the same exact medicine.

(I’m preaching to myself as well, trust me!)

 

  1. Fight to keep immoral content out of your home – you cannot be passive.
  2. Moniter what your kids are in to – yes, be THAT parent. My parents were and I’m thankful for it.
  3. Cancel your visits with Lucifer and cut ties with some entertainment that needs to GO.

 

“What one generation tolerates, the next generation will embrace.”

– John Wesley

“But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.”

– Ephesians 5:3-4 NIV

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