What you watch on TV matters more than you think!

The Bible represents the eye as being a lamp of the body.

Luke 11:34
The eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is clear, your whole body also is full of light; but when it is bad, your body also is full of darkness.

Psalm 119:37
Turn my eyes away from worthless things. Give me a new life in your ways.

Early childhood experts say that by the time the average child finishes primary school, he or she will have watched 8,000 murders and 100,000 other acts of violence on television.

These figures come from a report published by the Australian Early Childhood Association authored by Deputy Director Ginie Udy. It warns parents that over-exposure to television violence causes children to display symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress syndrome. ABC Edmund Roy reports that the new research comes as parents increasingly use television as a baby sitter.

In Australia every household has an average TV viewing time of 3 hours per day. Often families are stuck watching free-to-air TV that most would agree is getting worse day by day. There has been a prayer and longing for something better. Right now in Australia there are 9 Christian TV channels available free-to-air, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is so important that we realise that what we watch does matter, so we must choose wisely how we spend our time.

Watch what matters.

watch what matters

Why Christian TV?

• Christian television is a healthy alternative to regular TV programming
• It will change the atmosphere in your home and provide excellent Biblical teaching
• Christ centred programs are offered for all ages including children & teenagers
• It will supplement what you learn in church
• Christian television will expand your knowledge in spiritual matters
• You are offered opportunities to partner with different ministries to spread the gospel
• You will see the occasional Christian movie and documentary


Some interesting facts:

• Bureau of Statistics figures show 86.7 per cent of Australians spend an average of nearly three hours a day watching TV.
• The average Australian watches 22 hours of television per week, ranking 7th highest in the world. Australian Commercial Television 1986-1995 (Bureau of Transport and Communication Economics, AGPS, Canberra, 1996)
• Australians spent 80 million dollars at the cinemas ranking 13th out of 79 countries, with a per capita rate of 3,982.08 per 1,000 people (5th out of 79 countries). UNESCO Institute for Statistics, March 11, 2003
• We have 10,150,000 televisions in Australia with 505.226 per 1,000 people owning a TV, ranking 24th out of 209 countries. CIA World Fact book, December 2003
• Virtually, every Australian household has a television set, while 67 per cent of all homes have two or more sets, and 28 per cent have 3 or more sets. The average Australian watches three hours and 7 minutes of television each day, or 3 hours and 33 minutes if they have access to subscription television. Australian Film Commission September 2005

Watch what matters.

Instal-Life has an aim of helping families in our nation have better, healthier Christ centred alternatives. We really care about what you and your family are watching. With TV programs becoming increasingly worse, we would love to install LIFE into your television.

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