"The Father who sent me has instructed me as to what I should tell you.
I know that his words lead to everlasting life; so whatever he tells me to say, I say."
It's always fascinating to listen to a montage of today's media personalities describe a particular event. For example, every news network recently focused on President Donald Trump's flyover of the ravaged remnants left behind by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Without fail each report centered on the word "empathy" and the notion of the President's complete lack of it.
Whether it was ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, the Huffington Post, NYTimes or Washington Post, they all used the same word to describe, in their vaunted opinion, the President's miserable failure to properly respond to the devastation.
You'd almost think there was some kind of coordination or collusion going on! And since this happens regularly to those caught in the Major Media's cross-hairs, one can't help but be suspicious that they are getting their instructions from the same source!
By repeating what they are to report and how to report it, the question begs: do their words lead to Life or Death?
To answer that one only needs to look at how the media is focused on anti-Trump sentiment or describing the recent events relating to taking down statues commemorating confederate soldiers. One group, Antifa, has emerged as the organized leader in violently protesting Trump's election and eradicating the lessons of the American past. Using tactics not unlike the Nazi "brown shirts" the "Antifa group, short for "anti-fascist," holds anti-Trump protests across the country where protesters destroy property and injure police. The group has encouraged violence in their protests, saying it is the only way to fight the Trump administration." (foxnews.com, emphasis added)
How does CNN report it?
Which is more troubling: that a person could write that mishmash of mutilated meaning with a straight face or that they might actually believe it?Activists Seek Peace Through Violence
Once again we are reminded of just how potent and relevant the Words of Jesus are yesterday, today, and forever! If the powerful forces directing the attacks on the timeless truths and principles of freedom can inspire such mindless violence and hatred leading to death and destruction, how much more vital are the words of Everlasting Life coming from the Source of all life?
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what Life tells us to say!