Television evangelism has been prevalent for decades, offering those who seek spiritual and religious guidance the opportunity to worship without leaving the comfort of their homes. As a steady decline in church attendance, nationally, becomes the subject of conversations regarding religiosity, the southern region of the country has managed to retain its ‚ÄúBible Belt‚ÄĚ crown.
Speculation regarding the reason for the large scale decline, presents numerous issues for debate. First and foremost, is consideration of the impact of electronic church (if any) on regular church attendance. A phenomenon unheard of several decades ago, television evangelism has forcefully stormed its way into the religious mainstream as a viable option for worship. In the process, scores of television evangelist have been propelled to millionaire status, while garnering membership numbers unimaginable for most...
No, it is not a viable form of worship, I know that on the right hand side of the webpage of www.ihcc.org my church makes it very easy to even see the services at Indian Hills. But I just use it, when I can't make it to church.
Acts 20 7 And on the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to depart the next day, and he prolonged his message until midnight.---NASB
Pitchmen like the Olsteens and Copelands, can't be considered legitimate Christian leaders or their "services" televised or not worshiping Christ.