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It is a mantra of Hollywood and others in the entertainment community to declare that their particular form of occupation (or entertainment) in no way can be linked to bad behavior. Violent video games, secular and vulgar music, movies that portray godly values as a drag on a person or community, and such like cannot scientifically be shown to affect society adversely, they assert.

Someone forgot to tell the Lord about scientific studies. “Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals” (1 Cor. 15:33, ESV). The context of the remark in Corinthians pertains to those who deny the possibility of the resurrection; Paul deals with this denial as it relates to the Lord, just as he dealt with it when he spoke to those in Athens (Acts 17). He makes the application that with such influence being present, one is merely deceived when it is thought the influence can be stopped.

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