Whether you are examining biblical principles, the constitution or terrorism, answers will vary depending upon the world view you can eventually adopt. When America was founded, Christian theism was the most dominant worldview. Yet, post-modernism has now surpassed theism, redefining that which was once true. What makes post-modernism attractive to millennials is that this worldview believes human beings only have a limited knowledge. Thus, man cannot know anything absolutely, a view far from the truth Americans once held as a nation.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me, John 14:6.
As the media now airs, presents and reports current events, every story is filtered through worldviews. While post-modernism is predominant, journalists may also adhere to Existentialism, Nihilism and Pantheism. Existentialism believes each individual creates who they are by the choices they make in life. Nihilism states that laws and values the government tries to indoctrinate or force upon a person can justifiably be resisted which explains the recent violence within protests. Finally, New Age Pantheism believes that you can become a god by raising your consciousness. So the next time you hear, see or read about current events, the context of what actually happened may be far from the truth.
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth, Psalm 145:18.
One of the reasons why sites like the Drudge Report have become so popular is that the news is presented unfiltered. Meanwhile, the motto of Fox News, “We Report and You Decide” is also appealing to those who feel like the press isn’t being fully honest and open. As the Lord continues to change, other new worldviews will arise and take shape. Thus, unless you stay updated on the latest trends, your understanding of current events will be far from the truth. Therefore, be diligent in, educated and seek the Lord to obtain understanding.
by Jay Mankus