• Mark Alan Williams

How Can We Cut The Cord On Cable TV?

Updated: Mar 29, 2019

"Christianity Questions and Answers" podcast CQA 048

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This question comes from Addy who wrote; “Hi Mark, I love reading your posts when I have time and when it’s time to vote I also check out your blog for guidance! I have an unusual question and thought I would check with you first, we are getting ready to cut the cord on cable TV and I wanted to know if you have any suggestions on what other alternative is offered.”

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This might seem like an odd question for this podcast, but actually it has a lot to do with Christlikeness when you understand why she was asking.


Addy later explained that her motivations for cutting cable TV were twofold:

There is so much immorality on cable TV.


Cable costs a lot of money.


I commend Addy and all of you who are wanting to avoid the immorality on cable TV these days. Please listen to this podcast for ideas for what to do.


Here are some of the verses that are cited in this podcast: 


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. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient.” (Ephesians 5:3-6 NIV) 


Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” (Ephesians 4:11 NIV) 


Here are alternatives to cable TV that are mentioned in this podcast:


Pureflix and others like it. Disclosure: I am an affiliate with Pureflix. Please see the ad on the right side of my website to sign up and get your first month for free.The Internet—just be sure to use a good filter,An HD antennaRoku or other similar brands (TV through the internet—need a broadband connection)Parental controls if continuing to use cable 


An interesting side note:


When our kids were younger and Carolyn’s sister was still living, we used to drive to Colorado to visit in the summer time. One of our favorite stops along the way was the small town of Beaver, Utah.


There wasn’t much there, however we enjoyed visiting the “squeaky cheese factory.” It was called that because the cheese was so moist that it squeaked when you chewed it.


But Beaver, Utah also has a famous son. He was the inventor of television. Do you know who it was? It was Philo T. Farnsworth


Here is what he said about inventing: “I know that God exists. I know that I have never invented anything. I have been a medium by which these things were given to the culture as fast as the culture could earn them. I give all the credit to God.”—Philo T. Farnsworth 


(By the way, little Beaver is also the birthplace of the famous outlaw Butch Cassidy.) 


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