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Old 02-18-2018, 06:51 AM
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Current UPC article of faith and TV/theaters??

I know in the past these things violated the AOF, but what about to day? It's been said with all the new technology, such as cell phones and internet, that it's been amended so now watching TV isn't a violation? What about going to theaters, is that still a violation?
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Re: Current UPC article of faith and TV/theaters??

I think we need to be grown up enough to take responsibility for our own actions, most people I know have computers, cell phones, TVs, and go to the theater, but are very, very selective about what they watch.
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Old 02-18-2018, 07:21 AM
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I think we need to be grown up enough to take responsibility for our own actions, most people I know have computers, cell phones, TVs, and go to the theater, but are very, very selective about what they watch.


The question is does it violate the UPC aof?
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The question is does it violate the UPC aof?
in the interest of full disclosure are you anti UPC?
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in the interest of full disclosure are you anti UPC?
Nope, I attend one.
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We wholeheartedly disapprove of our people indulging in any activities which are not conducive to good Christianity and godly living, such as theaters, dances, mixed bathing or swimming, women cutting their hair, make-up, any apparel that immodestly exposes the body, all worldly sports and amusements, and unwholesome radio programs and music. Furthermore, because of the display of all these evils on television, we disapprove of any of our people having television sets in their homes. We admonish all of our people to refrain from any of these practices in the interest of spiritual progress and the soon coming of the Lord for His church. *

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We wholeheartedly disapprove of our people indulging in any activities which are not conducive to good Christianity and godly living, such as theaters, dances, mixed bathing or swimming, women cutting their hair, make-up, any apparel that immodestly exposes the body, all worldly sports and amusements, and unwholesome radio programs and music. Furthermore, because of the display of all these evils on television, we disapprove of any of our people having television sets in their homes. We admonish all of our people to refrain from any of these practices in the interest of spiritual progress and the soon coming of the Lord for His church. *

http://www.pentecostalsofdadeville.c...upcimanual.pdf
This was penned there was no internet, or smart phones.

Also the men who wrote those words have gone unto their reward. They also may never even dreamed we would be in the place we have found ourselves today.
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This was penned there was no internet, or smart phones.

Also the men who wrote those words have gone unto their reward. They also may never even dreamed we would be in the place we have found ourselves today.
Do you feel that is hypocritical to ban television and allow the use of internet then? What would be an appropriate response to the issue then? How would you revise the AOF? Just curious.

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Do you feel that is hypocritical to ban television and allow the use of internet then?
I have never own a television since I have been in the Apostolic faith. Still don't have one. I have debated the issue between television and internet. With brothers who are ant-internet, and pro-television. When I would do that, there was no such thing as smart phones. The internet wasn't even to the place it is now. I preach that the Internet makes television look like a joke. Television is a skateboard and the Internet is a V12 rocket. I still cannot see the value in television, but what ever technology you have and currently use? You better be praying more than a tabernacle plan, or some prayer wheel. You better be having some sober prayer, real firebreating stripped down to the bone prayer in your life. Sanctification is within and without. Internet can take you straight to a lake of fire by the nap of your neck. While it beats your head against the walls red with flames. I don't preach that people need to get rid of smart phones, lap tops, tablets, or IPads. Who you are in the dark is the real YOU. You can run but you sure can't hide, and your sin will always find you out. You may escape man's judgement, but you cannot escape the final judgement. While we are all alone in places where no one can see us, while we believe it is all hidden away from family, spouses, saints, ministry. We cannot hide it from Jesus, or from ourselves. oh, the conscience can be seared clean away, where surfing the darkside of the internet ruins a life. While everyone sees the perfect picture of Hazelwood Missouri on the outside. The Lord Jesus sees nothing more than a sparkling tomb filled to capacity with dead men's putrefying corpses.
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I have never own a television since I have been in the Apostolic faith. Still don't have one. I have debated the issue between television and internet. With brothers who are ant-internet, and pro-television. When I would do that, there was no such thing as smart phones. The internet wasn't even to the place it is now. I preach that the Internet makes television look like a joke. Television is a skateboard and the Internet is a V12 rocket. I still cannot see the value in television, but what ever technology you have and currently use? You better be praying more than a tabernacle plan, or some prayer wheel. You better be having some sober prayer, real firebreating stripped down to the bone prayer in your life. Sanctification is within and without. Internet can take you straight to a lake of fire by the nap of your neck. While it beats your head against the walls red with flames. I don't preach that people need to get rid of smart phones, lap tops, tablets, or IPads. Who you are in the dark is the real YOU. You can run but you sure can't hide, and your sin will always find you out. You may escape man's judgement, but you cannot escape the final judgement. While we are all alone in places where no one can see us, while we believe it is all hidden away from family, spouses, saints, ministry. We cannot hide it from Jesus, or from ourselves. oh, the conscience can be seared clean away, where surfing the darkside of the internet ruins a life. While everyone sees the perfect picture of Hazelwood Missouri on the outside. The Lord Jesus sees nothing more than a sparkling tomb filled to capacity with dead men's putrefying corpses.
I agree. I guess I see no potential for good in television. We preach against all types of Hollywood entertainment. Also preach against unrestricted use of internet. I agree that internet has way more potential for destruction and the devastating results of its abuse are tenfold to that of television. Probably more than that. The potential for positive use is greater as well, however.
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