Television gets much of its financial support from pseudo-religions. Unwittingly, parts of Christ's Holy Church, other faith groups, and religions help television development. By using their religious channels, TV entices people away from established churches. At the same time, these pseudo-religions support TV very well financially. They use this income to undermine their Christian followers' beliefs further. TV knows that once people click on their stations to listen to their leaders, they will stay and eventually join them.
TV's weakness is that it cannot give people a caring Church, a "face-to-face" actual meeting essential to the Faith. The Church of Christ forgets the transcendent nature of religion. TV in our secular society supplies people with fantasy rather than reality. Most Christians do not even realize that the television church exists! ✞
In the Twenty-First Century, we are discovering a fresh model to reach this culturally enslaved secular society. The successful plan is not new, but the rediscovery of an older Biblical idea, the Holy Church of Christ. She will not replace but will drastically overhaul the institutional format we have been using since the fourth century. Lorne Mead, the Christian thinker, recognizes the problem but does not yet see the answer. He writes, "I believe that we are to be midwives for a new church, working to help our present forms and structures give birth to forms appropriate for the church's new mission." ✞
We need to realize how the holy Body of Christ and God's Word relates to the Christian, the non-Christian, the church, and society. "Holiness" is defined as being "dedicated or devoted to the service of God, the church, or religion as in a saintly, godly, pious devout or holy life." The word "holy" originated in Middle English before 900 AD as "holi" and later as "halig." For the Christian, holiness or "to be holy" is the highest of callings. As a group of Christians, the Holy Body of Christ flies in the face of our modern secular society because it is holy and secular society is not. The Word of God demands many things from devout Christians, ✞
The holy Body of Christ is to be wholly free from the selfish attitudes of the promiscuous society. Every Christian should remain celibate and holy in body and mind until they marry a person of the opposite sex. The God-fearing man or woman obeys the Bible, the Word of God. God's Word commands us in Leviticus 11.44, "You must be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy." Saint Peter adds in 1 Peter 1.15-16, "But as the One who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct. For it is written, 'Be holy because I am holy.'" ✞