Recognizing the Truth

Over the last sixteen years the Good News has strived to present the truth and open reader’s eyes. We can so blindly go through our day taking in a false reality that is presented to us through nightly news, radio, TV, advertising and movies.

 

A manufactured reality

Christof, portrayed by Ed Harris in The Truman Show, said it all when he remarked, “We accept the reality of the world we’re presented.”

In the movie, Truman played by Jim Carey, lived in a fake world where everything was a giant set. All of his friends were actors, his job was not real, even the island he lived on was surrounded by a dome in which the weather, night and day were controlled.

He lived the life he was presented because he knew nothing else from birth and never questioned it until some bit of truth was shown to him. When he did start to think for himself and seek out the truth, he was set free.

 

Blinding deception

Deception is a very powerful tool of the enemy. It causes people to do things blindly without question and to do things without even understanding why or what.

The facts we are presented on the nightly news are just what the station chooses to feed us. It may not be the whole truth and often is not. There is not enough time to give the whole picture for them. Do your homework. Know your sources. Trust in God.

The world of advertising can be very deceptive, the whole object is to make you buy into something you might not really agree with or need in your life.

I have even seen different newspapers report the opposite of the other on something that is supposed to be NEWS. One example was “GM loses big last quarter” and “GM reports sales are up last quarter.” Which one is true?

 

The author of peace

This world is very confusing. 1 Corinthians 14:33 states: “For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.”

We can rely on the news, radio, TV, advertising, friends and movies to tell us what truth is to them (who are being deceived themselves), or we can read what the Word of God has to say – truth that has been tested since the beginning of time.

In the Scriptures, we are promised “…you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:2). I can tell you from personal experience that it is good to know the truth, and it does set you free.

 

Truth that brings freedom

The Good News will continue to tell the truth that brings freedom as it has for almost 17 years.

The advertising in the Good News have been screened to the best of our knowledge to be honest, ethical and not deceitful. Our ministry partners strive, like we do, to be a reputable source, and we are honored to be named by our readers as “a source you can trust.”

 

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