Are We Addicted to the Daily Secular News?

If we are watching daily news everyday and go a few days without it, we feel like we are behind and out of touch with our nation and the world. We have missed out on what’s happening in America and the world and we need a quick catch up. This shows our addiction to the daily news. Worse, are we watching the secular news stations that may be promoting “fake news” or bending the truth into somewhat lies in order to create a better (more powerful) story to improve their sales, increase viewers, and add more subscribers? Or is the news being built on a pack of lies in order to promote some dark agenda by the government, political party, or a wealthy and powerful organization? Have you heard the saying “you are what you watch”?

The daily news that we watch is programming our minds and influencing our opinions in daily life, whether it be for public opinion, moral values, politics, government, etc. According to the Pew Research Center, Americans spend an average of 70 minutes or more each day taking in the news via TV, PCs, mobile devices, and papers/magazines. Most of the time, we may come away from the news being somewhat stressed or emotional because of the overwhelming dark and depressing news. This may be largely because of the news outlets that we are receiving information from are very secular and left-minded thinking (NOT God-centered). Another reason is due to these news organizations being owned and operated by very wealthy, greedy, and immoral pagans, atheists, agnostics, non-Christians, etc. Just as music can influence and stimulate the brain, the daily news too can promote strong influence. These secular news organizations are NOT the news outlets that Christians should be getting their daily news from.

There are many news outlets today that are God-centered and are all about promoting the truth. Unlike the secular news media organizations, these are not trying to stretch the truth into a better story, in order to increase sales or promote popular opinion. They are simply trying to provide a God-centered and truthful news outlet for both the Christian believers and to the non-believers in hopes that one day they will become believers in Christ! It is very important to always promote God-centered media daily during our faithful walk with God through Jesus our Savior! We must also remember who our true enemy is and that he comes in many forms. Our enemy definitely has control and major influence over governments, politics, education institutions, movie industry, news, music, etc. The bible tells us in Ephesians 6:12, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” We must be careful on what we watch and listen to daily, in order to promote and not hinder our daily walk with God. If we take part in the secularisms of today, then we are helping promote them. The bible tells us (Christians) to NOT take part in the works of the unbelievers but to expose them by revealing the truth as we read in Ephesians 5:11, “Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” We are also instructed that whatever we do, we need to do it all for the glory of God in 1 Corinthians 10:31, “…whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” If our daily walk with God through Jesus is lacking, then we are allowing the evil one an opportunity to devour us. The bible warns us in Ephesians 4:27,“…give no opportunity to the devil.”

Therefore, we must choose daily of whom we will serve, God or the world? – Joshua 24:14-15. We must choose to serve God through Jesus daily by removing all the secularisms from our lives and daily walk with God! Listed below are several God-centered news outlets that will be a blessing to you in promoting the truth. There may be others not listed here, but this is a good starting point.

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