Who’s Really Teaching Your Children? – Part 2 of 3
The consequences of video game obsession and the virtual world of entertainment are more than just robbing our children’s time and education.
Their eyesight and hearing are being damaged by non-stop video game playing, smartphone chatting, TV viewing and headphone use.
Their fitness level is suffering as they tend toward more sedentary virtual activities than real physical ones.
Please, let’s wake up!
Wii tennis is not the same as real tennis. Can we all agree?
Approximately 17% of U.S. children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese (12.5 million of them).
After analyzing three billion insurance claims, the Health Care Cost Institute details how out-of-pocket health care expenses are growing fastest among Americans 18 and under. Between 2009 and 2010, costs rose 4.5% for children of those ages.
And this trend has been increasing since 2007, as our children become sicker and sicker.
Of course it is not all due to video games; costs are escalating also because of increased levels of childhood obesity, cancer, diabetes and asthma.
But the entire world of electronics is contributing in such profound ways to increasing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health concerns that it must demand our attention.
Chronic exposure to even low-level radiation (electromagnetic fields) can cause a variety of cancers, impair immunity, and contribute to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, heart disease, and many other ailments.
These electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are largely by-products of electronics, such as modern energy-efficient appliances, televisions, stereos and other entertainment devices (cell phones and video games).
Additionally, every single study of brain tumors that looks at 10 or more years of cell phone use shows an increased risk of brain cancer.
Children are far more vulnerable to cell phone radiation than adults because of their thinner skull bones and still developing immune and neurological systems. Also, early research is showing that using your laptop computer on your lap may be implicated in risks to reproductive health showing a decrease in sperm motility and an increase in sperm DNA fragmentation.
Martin Blank, PhD, of Columbia University and one of the most experienced researchers of the cellular and molecular effects of EMFs in the United States is adamant when he says that there is evidence that EMFs damage DNA, and that the harm can be significant.
It simply makes sense that laptops, cell phones and other wireless technology can impact the human body once you understand that your body is bioelectric.
So, who is primarily responsible for these increased health risks to our children that come from obesity, cancer, diabetes, asthma and exposure to EMFs? To give you a “spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down” (not that I advocate ingesting sugar or medicine, except metaphorically) let’s first stand on a favorite scripture for encouragement.
There is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). OK, now that you have your sugar coating, here is the answer.
You, the parent are responsible.
You are the one who has been gifted with the children and the responsibility to steward their lives, and all of these health issues are directly linked to lifestyle choices.
Psalm 127:3 states that children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. And God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn (Romans 11:29). We need to train our children so they are able to recognize the lies of the enemy.
He prowls around like a hungry and vicious lion seeking to devour them.
It is a certainty that Satan supports the systems that foster an anti-God worldview. He is the father of lies and any system speaking lies is his offspring.
The anti-God educational system; health, disease and food industries; liberal news media; government; and entertainment industry, all need to be on your “Christian radar”.
Click here to take a look at just how to do that.