If I enjoy watching TV and movies that contain sinful ideas (sex scenes, drug and alcohol use, violence, etc.), am I also sinning? Should I be repenting for watching and being entertained by this?
Repentance is called for when we think of our natural sinful condition and when we sin in thought, word or deed. Repentance is called for when “entertainment” leads us to lustful thoughts (Matthew 5:28).
What we read, watch and listen to does have a positive or negative effect on us. So, when it comes to entertainment choices, we all do well to follow this instruction: “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” (Philippians 4:8).