The world is constantly trying to pull you and I away from what we say we believe. It's not the world's fault... it's mankind and sin... but it is pulling none-the-less. So what can we do? We need to get back on track. The media is massively influential in convincing us whether certain things are true or not true. Issues that we don't think are a big deal any more... philosophies that steer us away from who God is... creativity is skewed to nothing more than robot-like behavior... all of these are extremely dangerous if not addressed. One part of us will say, "I can do what I want to do"... and that's true. But do we really believe that? John Lennon, quoting a man (a man that is said to be the most evil man to have ever lived) that he and the Beatles idolized said, The whole Beatle idea was to do what you want, right? To take your own responsibility, do what you want and try not to harm other people, right? DO WHAT THOU WILST, as long as it doesn't hurt somebody. . ." That sounds good... but that's the opposite of what the Bible teaches. In fact, that phrase "Do what you will" was distributed through the media in an effort to destroy Christianity and the American family in the early 1900's. And yet, still today, we are drawn away by a simple, "innocent" phrase by someone, and then we are suckered into turning that into a belief.
Do you really believe that? If you do, than you don't believe in the Bible and you put more faith in the Beatles than in Jesus. Ask around... do people you know listen to the Beatles or read their Bible more? It's my belief that what the Bible says is undeniably more important than "who is the walrus?"
So it takes courage to say, "I am stepping away from 'not-Gospel-focused' media and putting my attention on 'Gospel-focused' media." This week, share on this blog what you are doing instead of 'not-Gospel-focused' media.
What is a 30-Day Secular Media Fast?
What if the noise of godless media is drowning out the voice of God? Not all media is bad... but maybe the distraction away from God is making harder to hear and see God at work.
This is a journey of a group of high school students who have committed to take 30 days to focus on God through God-centered media. This includes TV, movies, books, magazines, smart phone apps, and many social media outlets.
Here, you can follow their stories, their lives, and their challenges. Feel free to leave comments and encouragement.