Fishers of Men or Keepers of the Aquarium

Fishers of Men, or Keepers of the Aquarium

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries5 Minutes

Through every form of technology God has made available, Inspiration Ministries is on the frontlines of world evangelism, reaching people in more than 191 nations who would never otherwise hear the Gospel.

If someone asked you where the most important battle lines are being drawn in our society, what would you say? The schools? Government? Private industry? Families? As important as each of these areas is, none of them represents the root cause of most problems in our culture today. Sure, we can easily find negative symptoms in these areas, but these are largely an outgrowth of a different battlefront …

Today’s fiercest and most crucial battlefield involves TV, radio, the Internet, and the various forms of social media.

This strategic battlefield affects every other area of society! The schools … government … private companies … families — all of these areas, and more, are powerfully influenced by media. For more than 50 years, the media’s predominant message of darkness has torn at the moral fabric of our society and negatively influenced the attitudes, values, beliefs, and behavior of millions.

Every time we turn on the TV, we invite this battle right into our homes. Most television today is controlled by people who oppose Christian values and who believe there should be no moral constraints. TV producers often pride themselves in stretching the boundaries of taste, constantly seeking new ways to shock and arouse the senses. The world calls it entertainment, but it’s nothing more than spiritual darkness.

We’re on the Offensive!

Tragically, millions have become numb to this darkness. It’s our nation’s most critical battlefield, yet most people—even professing Christians—have apparently resigned themselves to allowing the darkness to win. Instead of following Jesus’ mandate to be “fishers of men,” we’ve too often been content just to be keepers of the aquarium.

What society once considered morally unacceptable is now broadcast on primetime television every night. The painful impact is felt through divorce, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, crime, abortion, violence, suicide, hatred, and so much more. That’s why we are engaging the enemy on this vital battlefront — and why we MUST WIN!

Darkness can only be defeated by LIGHT. Lies can only be defeated by TRUTH. That’s why the most powerful thing in the world is a thought, for “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). Since we become what we think about, whoever controls our thoughts will ultimately controls us.

Today’s electronic media is the central battlefront of our times, shaping how we think and having a major influence on our families, communities, and nation. As “the prince of the power of the air” (Ephesians 2:2), Satan gains access to our hearts by filling the airwaves and popular music with perversion, foul language, and twisted sexuality. Through repetition, the world’s warped messages are relentlessly drummed into our minds and hearts, and we inevitably become what we listen to and watch.

Turning the Tide for Righteousness

Rather than surrendering the airwaves to the enemy, we are focusing our resources on this critical battlefront of the Great Commission. Light will always defeat darkness when the Lord’s people are courageous enough to engage in battle!

Since 1990, Inspiration Ministries has been using television and other forms of electronic media to make a positive difference in people’s values, beliefs, behavior, and relationships with God.


The only way we will change the world is to change people’s hearts … To change their hearts, we must change their thoughts…To change their thoughts, we must change what influences their thoughts…and television, social media, and the Internet are some of the most powerful tools to influence people’s thoughts!

Inspiration Partners, your financial Seeds are being Sown into Good Ground, targeting the most crucial battlefront of our times.
Together, we’re overcoming the darkness with the light of the Gospel and lifting up the name of Jesus all around the world. Thank you!