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I think a lot of bible prophecy is ignored or demeaned simply due to differences in language.  It is not understandable or allegorical.  We have been so dumbing down our kids over the last 4-5 generations that they don’t understand what the word mean and how to relate them to our language today.  (Side note:  I couldn’t believe it recently when I read an article that they are working to take the “classics” out of our schools.  That they just were not relevant any longer.  It is all part of us dumbing down our language so we can distance ourselves from our founders and foundation.)

To get right to the point:

Propaganda = deception

Spin = deception

Partial Truth = deception

Little White Lie = deception

All of the above is of course only deception if you believe the Lie, Propaganda, Spin, or Partial Truth.

Our Church, Christ’s Bride, has been infected by the above.  It is insidious and very dangerous because it comes from a space which is suppose to be safe.

Unfortunately, this is why discernment is so important.  How many times did Christ warn us to be on “watch” so as not to be deceived.  Yes, sometimes it may feel like we are paranoid having to check everything and question everything.  But Paul admonished the Berean’s for taking everything back to scripture to check for themselves if it was true.  It takes effort and  I know how tiring it can be to be on guard but we must because there are wolves in sheep’s clothing amongst us.

Maranatha, Lord come quickly!

myblessedhope

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Jan 7, 2013

Propaganda Wins

At the Catalyst East conference in Atlanta, I listened to Lynne Hybels give a talk about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. One of her concluding slides was an image of the security fence Israel erected to keep out terrorists. It’s worked quite well, and that seems to bother critics of the Jewish state, who can’t bring themselves to simply say that it’s good Jews are not being murdered anymore.

Instead, the critics refer to the fence as a “wall,” or, more provocatively, an “apartheid wall.” This is a complete inversion of the truth, since Israel is the most open society in the Middle East, and grants far-reaching rights to Arabs.

An interesting lie being peddled is that the fence completely surrounds Bethlehem. It does not.

Yet, by alleging that the fence encircles the town—this even by members of the Religious Left who have been there and know better—they succeed in portraying Israel as the “warden” of the “prison” the Palestinians are kept in.

Hybels chose to include an image in her presentation that showed a simple message written on the fence:

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