Honoring Father And Mother by Adrian Rogers

Honoring Father And Mother
Adrian Rogers
Exodus 20:12

Be finding the book of Exodus please. Chapter twenty. That brings us to that wonderful passage that we know as the Ten Commandments. Exodus chapter twenty. We're talking on this subject, "Treasuring Family Values." Somebody has said that a cynic is somebody who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. We live in a cynical age and there are those, many of them who do not know family values and certainly they do not treasure family values. I think you'd have to agree with me that there has been an all-out assault on the home and Satan has masterminded it because the home is the basic unit of society. As we said before, God founded the home before government, before the school and before the church. It is the basic unit of society. And, as the home goes. So, the society goes and we have homes today in America that are unraveling and the music industry and Hollywood and television are doing there part in this assault on the home. I want to ask you a question. When's the last time you saw a happily married couple portrayed on television or in a film. Now, if you can remember it. Again, it would be very very rare and probably it would be set in another age like little house on the prairie, something back in that time, in that generation. You remember when television begin? Do you remember the kind o films that we used to watch. I love Lucy, Dick Van Dyke, Lassie, and make room for daddy and the adventures of Ozzy and Harriet and the Donna Reed show and father knows best and the Leave It To Beaver. And, The Real McCoys and the family could sit down and eat popcorn and not have to worry about dirty words and not have to worry about people with morals like ally cats jumping in and out of the bed together and just listen to God express through. Well, I don't know whether you could say that God was doing it, just Hollywood or the television logos were saying, This is a home, a happy home. Now, today the kids watch Suzanne. Hmmm. You say, Pastor, what do you think of Rosanne. Well, to tell you the truth. It wouldn't be nice to say what I think. As a matter of fact, I've never seen that show. You say, not once? No, not once. the next six times I see that show'll be my first half dozen. I've read about it. I have seen her in news clips. I've watched her obscenities. I've watched her vulgarities and I would say, dear God, is this what it is come to? Dick Van Dyke type show and I Love Lucy and we've turned to Rosanne and shows like Dallas and Dynasty and Falcon Crest and these others. By the way, I don't watch any of those either and never have. And, I don't know whether they're still being on the tube or not, but all of these things are calculated to poison family relationships. Can you imagine a show today entitled Father Knows Best? They had one today, it be Father Knows Nothing. Parrots and specially dads are looked upon as imbeciles, as people who don't understand, who are out of ...


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