Well, the mainstream media has officially been caught with their pants down.
Yep – after two years of reporting on rumors and hearsay, the Mueller report was finally released, and what do you know…there was no evidence of collusion with Russia!
Yes sir. The investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in an effort to influence the election.
Bam. Take that, MSNBC.
This news comes much to the left’s dismay, of course. Rachel Maddow practically broke down in tears on national television. Many are saying Barr and Mueller were paid off. But mainly, there’s just a lot of crow eating.
I’m just glad it’s over. Frankly, the mainstream news media’s maliciousnarrative of villainizing Trump over some uncorroborated rumors — it was tired and desperate.
But it’s hard not to look at this whole debacle, and see a giant elephant. And it may be different than what you might be thinking.
It’s that, as Christians, we have a huge responsibility when it comes to how we see the world, and what news we take in.
There’s one camp of believers, who avoid the news all together. They put their ear muffs on, and turn a blind eye to the “corruption” outside of their safe bubble. And if that sounds harsh, well — it is.
I am unabashedly opposed to that type of Christian living.
We have a responsibility to be informed about what is going on in the world.
We can’t just shut our doors, shut out the world, and bury our noses in the Bible and pretend like we’re not living in 2019. We need to know what’s going on out there, if we have any hope of doing any good or being a positive influence.
Which leads me to the crisis at hand: where can one find truth? And I’m not talking about the “Capital T” truth – because, we all know…there’s only one source, and it’s five letters, starts with B, was God-breathed, and contains commentary by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
I’m talking…where do we go to find out what is going on in the world, without being bamboozled by political agendas and biases. Or, as we just witnessed this past weekend — being lied to and presented an arrogant narrative from talking heads who just want to see this President go down in flames.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:2
We need to be citizens of this world with eyes wide open, grounded in the foundation of Christ. There’s going to be so much garbage flung at us from all directions. Snares and falsities and evil that is going to try to make us stumble in our walk, and be led astray. But we need to persevere.
We have the responsibility of seeing the world through the lens of the Gospel, but don’t misread that: we need to see the world.
We need to know what is going on. We need to be informed, up to date, aware of the state of the world in which we live. Because we are called to live differently. It is our mission to be that beacon of light, beacon of hope, of justice, of truth, of love – in this society that is literally crumbling around us.
The mainstream news media has demonstrated to us over and over and over again that they cannot be our outlet of truth, or even the straight story: Jussie Mullet, the Covington Catholic Scandal, Judge Kavanaugh — the list goes on and on. This is just another notch on the belt of their blatant agenda-pushing dogma. (Mixed metaphor, just go with it.)
There has never been anything more obvious to me, than the fact that as followers of Christ, we need a jolt to the system. We simply cannot be passive consumers of news and information anymore. We cannot drink their agenda’d Koolaid. We need to seek accurate, unbiased news outlets, so that we can make informed decisions when it comes to our politics, and social justice movements.
That is our responsibility.
Saying that “Jesus wouldn’t watch the news” just won’t cut it anymore. Jesus would absolutely know what is going on in the world, because it was His mission to save it. So you’d better believe He’d have an accurate picture of the state of society.
We should too.
Now more than ever.
Friends: where do you turn to find your news and information? What outlets or websites do you frequent to find nonbiased and accurate information?
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