There are truths and principles that must still guide us in these last days.
God tells us that the wise man is not to glory in his wisdom neither the mighty man in his might, nor the rich man in his riches, (Jer. But the Lord delighteth in lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness. It would be wrong, of course, to conclude that this means we may not be involved in such things at all.
You could just as well say, Because the Bible does not mention pizza, we may not eat pizza.
But this brief word study sends us in the right direction. And it shows us that the Christian life must always be a life of balance and moderation.
We recognize that many things have changed since biblical days; in fact, life has greatly changed in the last one hundred years.
Our society has gone from a rural, agricultural economy to a suburban, industrial one.
The result of these many changes is that we have more disposable income (income that is not necessary for the basic needs on life) and more discretionary time (time not spent on the job but used in other ways).
But we must also recognize that some things have not, and must not, change since biblical days.
In preparing this speech, I thought it would be helpful to check out in a concordance the words usually associated with our subject of entertainment. And I want to share my findings with you at the outset.
I believe this is the proper and safe way to proceed.