The information society has become the propaganda society.
The delusionary power of propaganda was revealed in a recent survey by The Wall Street Journal and NBC showing that Americans are discarding old values and replacing them with those driven by what the Bible might call the spirit of the age.
“Many young people just don’t place a high value on patriotism, religion, family… and capitalism,” said Kristen Tate, of Young Americans for Liberty, in an interview with FOX Business host Charles Payne.
The research data show that the information age contains much knowledge, but little wisdom. Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians comes to mind. The Apostle writes of people in a future period of “lawlessness” who “did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved,” and,
“For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12)
God graciously grants us freedom. If we persist in using that freedom to reject truth and receive propaganda in conformance with the cultural age, propaganda and its delusions are what we will get.
In the fallen world, as Romans 8 tells us, the tendency of things is to deteriorate in quality, from positive to negative, from order to disorder. Information begins as a good because it seeks to share truth. However, information decays into propaganda when it distorts factual truth for the sake of exploitation and misinformation to advance a human-conceived agenda.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Wallace Henley