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manzoe

Hello,

My name is Erica. I am a proud Conservative, Christian from the South but now lives in the Midwest. We live in a "liberal" college town. We currently attend a E-Free Church. I have liked this church a lot. But, yesterday, 3 me (2 are elders and 1 is a pastor) gave a special Sunday School presentation in the sanctuary on "How Christians should navigate fake news." Well, the problem is they are all liberal, so the presentation was from that bias. One of the men is a journalism professor, and he made a blanked statement that "a good source of news NPR." I am having a hard time with this. This seems like indoctrination, to me. Does anyone recommend I find a different church or continue at this one? Thank you.

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Guest Becky

sheesh... Seems to me if one is liberal in their politics they will be liberal in other aspects of life. Most likely i would have walked out  at the NPR line. When we  go to church we are supporting that church. Same as if we go bowling we are supporting bowling. We need to know if we are an instrument of change planted or if we need the schooling of REAL bible scholars. Me? i would not go back to that church... Groups that front a sweet loving face but have no depth of Scripture are evil. 

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Faber

 I wonder if the church has a doctrinal statement, and if so, what it says.

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Matthew A.Duvall
9 hours ago, manzoe said:

Hello,

My name is Erica. I am a proud Conservative, Christian from the South but now lives in the Midwest. We live in a "liberal" college town. We currently attend a E-Free Church. I have liked this church a lot. But, yesterday, 3 me (2 are elders and 1 is a pastor) gave a special Sunday School presentation in the sanctuary on "How Christians should navigate fake news." Well, the problem is they are all liberal, so the presentation was from that bias. One of the men is a journalism professor, and he made a blanked statement that "a good source of news NPR." I am having a hard time with this. This seems like indoctrination, to me. Does anyone recommend I find a different church or continue at this one? Thank you.

The way I handled fake news was when I realized that I was devoting more time to watching it and reading it than I was in honoring and being attentive to God Himself. Secular humanism was gaining the upper hand over what I should have been doing. And that was reading ,studying and praying to the Almighty God who is ultimately in control of all things. So what did I do ? First, shut the television off, the car radio off and destroyed any printed matter concerning politics. Its NOT WORTH IT ! I feel so much better serving God than worrying about some worm faced democrat who is leading a relentless battle to unseat our president. That is all these people, as well as conservatives , know how to do. They get in office only to enjoy the power and riches of the federal government that is fully at their disposal . They could care less for their constituents until it is election time again and they are out licking hands to reap votes from the people they have ignored all year. The next time I have anything to do with politics is when I enter the voting booth and pull the lever for President Trump. And presently I offer up prayers to our God to SAVE THIS NATION FROM THE SUDDEN DOOM OF A GROUP OF LIBERAL LEFTIST THAT WANT TO IMPEACH OUR PRESIDENT AND TURN THIS NATION INTO A SOCIALIST STATE ! God is first and let the political grunts take care of themselves ! I WANT NO NEWS TO ENTER MY EARS EXCEPT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD AND MY PARISH !  TO (  YES THAT PLACE )  with politics !! I've tuned it out of my mind !

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Matthew A.Duvall
8 hours ago, Becky said:

sheesh... Seems to me if one is liberal in their politics they will be liberal in other aspects of life. Most likely i would have walked out  at the NPR line. When we  go to church we are supporting that church. Same as if we go bowling we are supporting bowling. We need to know if we are an instrument of change planted or if we need the schooling of REAL bible scholars. Me? i would not go back to that church... Groups that front a sweet loving face but have no depth of Scripture are evil. 

NPR ?  What's that ?   M

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9 hours ago, manzoe said:

Hello,

My name is Erica. I am a proud Conservative, Christian from the South but now lives in the Midwest. We live in a "liberal" college town. We currently attend a E-Free Church. I have liked this church a lot. But, yesterday, 3 me (2 are elders and 1 is a pastor) gave a special Sunday School presentation in the sanctuary on "How Christians should navigate fake news." Well, the problem is they are all liberal, so the presentation was from that bias. One of the men is a journalism professor, and he made a blanked statement that "a good source of news NPR." I am having a hard time with this. This seems like indoctrination, to me. Does anyone recommend I find a different church or continue at this one? Thank you.

Yes, get out of that place. Politics and especially liberalism have no place in a place of worship. If you really know Christ then I advise you to offer up prayers and supplications by surrendering all to Him by the promise ; "Cast thy burden upon the Lord and He shall sustain thee .He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved ." Ps.55:22 . Prayer definitely works ! Don't feel victimized by a group that thinks more of serving themselves than serving God . Get out of that place ! I'm praying for you.  M

 

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Guest Becky

@Matthew Duvall dont be so shy tell us what you really think? 🙂 

34 minutes ago, Matthew Duvall said:

NPR ?  What's that ?   M

National Public radio 

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3 hours ago, Becky said:

@Matthew Duvall dont be so shy tell us what you really think? 🙂 

National Public radio 

OH ! Thanks .....  M

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Matthew A.Duvall
12 hours ago, Faber said:

 I wonder if the church has a doctrinal statement, and if so, what it says.

Yes, and I'd like to read that one too . M

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Just Mike

I would leave that church and shake the dust off my clothes and wipe the dust off my shoes before I got in my truck. (most mid westerners drive trucks. Most likely you do or soon will)

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ReformedGuy101

Fox News and righ-wing news is equal trash and biased.. The best you can do is listen to all sides and try to parse out the facts yourself.

 

For the record I am not a liberal or conservative but I see clear justifications and lies from both sides. I think the biblical model lies in neither direction. Republicans lie all the time to get your vote and their constant card is the pro-life card. Well God requires civil magistrates to excercise all 10 commandments not just "though shall not kill."

 

My sermon recommendations on the topic:

 

 

 

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Curly Q
On 6/3/2019 at 8:29 AM, manzoe said:

Hello,

My name is Erica. I am a proud Conservative, Christian from the South but now lives in the Midwest. We live in a "liberal" college town. We currently attend a E-Free Church. I have liked this church a lot. But, yesterday, 3 me (2 are elders and 1 is a pastor) gave a special Sunday School presentation in the sanctuary on "How Christians should navigate fake news." Well, the problem is they are all liberal, so the presentation was from that bias. One of the men is a journalism professor, and he made a blanked statement that "a good source of news NPR." I am having a hard time with this. This seems like indoctrination, to me. Does anyone recommend I find a different church or continue at this one? Thank you.

I'm proud of you for asking yourself this question. I don't know what you should do, but I have a few suggestions about how to go about deciding for yourself.

1 - Is this a 1 time thing or is it part of a large number of things that shows you that your church has teaching contrary to God's Word.

2 - If your church doesn't have a written doctrinal statement, meet with your pastor to ask (just listen) about the church's beliefs/doctrines, mission statement, requirements for membership, requirements for communion, etc. (I wouldn't debate with Him - let your decision to leave or stay make that clear)

3 - Consider your choices with prayer and meditation on God's word (Galatians 1:8-9) (1 Corinthians 3:1-11) - if they are teaching against the divinity of Christ (one example) then watching church on tv is better if there is no doctrinaly correct church in your area or go once a month to a far church. You can also visit other churches without condemning this church outright. Sometimes it's just about finding the right fellowship. ALSO, you want to find a place that you can stay planted. There's a preacher joke that says, "If you find the perfect church, leave it before you mess up their perfection." All churches have flaws cuz it's made up of people as imperfect as us, and you can be blessed by people and practices that just bug you.

 

God bless your faithfulness to weekly worship, obedience to God, and willingness to be taught.

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Curly Q

Just saying

 

My parents used to listen to Moody Radio while we were getting ready in the morning, driving in the car, etc. Now they have replaced that with FOX News all day. Their conversation focuses on politics instead of things of the Lord as they used to. The scripture doesn't say, 'on conservative politics shall ye meditate day and night'. There is so much more to Christian life than politics. I just give a small portion of my conversation, attention, energy, activity, etc. to News: fake or real. Grrr, parents got to honor them, can't shoot 'em. (jk - just paraphrasing an old saying about women)

 

It reminds me of when Screwtape tells Wormwood to use good things to distract the "patient" away from Godly things. 

 

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What a great topic, and equally great responses! 🙂 A faithful church is like an outpost, if you will, for Christ's spiritual warriors who are busy bringing people into the rolls of our Lord's assembled saints.  Churches are also like way-stations, where we find repeated encouragement and sustaining strength from our Captain as we sojourn through a hostile world to our Heavenly Country.  Jesus said his Kingdom is not of this world.  Yet, each true church is part of his Kingdom, right now.  Thus, each church is not of this world, but of the "already/not yet" world to come in Christ.  The implication for the elders of each true church is that they should be engaged in what is important to Christ (Who gave them the keys to HIS church) and the little band of sheep and lambs entrusted to their care.  And that means not getting distracted by the world, and keeping God's word and its teaching front and center in the pulpit and in the Sunday school classrooms.  A pastor and an elder can have their own political and social views, tempered and bounded by Scripture and reason - of course, but in their official capacities, called by the Lord, they owe Christ their full allegiance.  And His order to church leaders is clear:  tend My sheep.  And that is done via the Word in worship, proper administration of the sacraments (baptism and the Lord's Supper), prayer, and discipline (spiritual growth and admonishment).  Checking a church's commitments, especially as suggested above by CurlyQ, is a great way to see if a church is erring or is intentionally focused on the world.

 

Regarding news, for some time now, I have been checking out a somewhat neutral news outlet, the Associated Press.  I sometimes jokingly tell people it's part of my spartan news need, which really boils down to seeing if World War III has broken out while I was getting my hair cut.  However, I have found it to be a good source for prayer.  The Bible says to pray for our leaders and, by implication, the world that is led by those leaders.  So, I started to find one thing each day that I can pray about, from a politically neutral stance, that concerns my country, America.  I also pick one issue that seems to be a tragedy that any human father or mother or son or daughter would be concerned about, such as the virus outbreak in China right now.  In all, I pray that rulers would rule justly and wisely and promote peace for the good of all, especially so the gospel may spread.  As well, that God would comfort those who are suffering through tragedies and come to glorify God for his provision of salvation from an even greater tragedy than plague or natural disaster.  Then I go on to pray for one family or person in my church, going through the directory until a new one comes out next year., etc.

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On 1/13/2020 at 9:10 PM, J_Mosby1861 said:

Great link!!!! Thanks lots. I'm saving it to one of my youtube lists 🙂 

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