Mass Media’s Deception Causing Division

 

In Europe we constantly are bombarded by atrocious pictures of cruelty against blacks in a country which always shouts out loud to be the “Land of the free”.

When we see that police brutality toward people of colour and see how they often get away with it, has us having many questions about that equality in those states. Today it is not only the news media which bring pictures of things gone wrong. People themselves have handy tools by which they can register happenings on the spot. Today it is even possible to send it around on the internet in a few seconds. The whole world can witness it today on the spot.

Those who think they can fiddle with it are mistaken. False pictures soon will be dismantled. Pictures, videos, news articles, etc. are exposing the cruel actions of cops on blacks. However, this isn’t anything new it is now nearly impossible to hide or to deny it. It’s been going on for decades but now that technology has advanced, it’s being presented to us more now than ever before.

There may be lots of controversy between the “Black Lives Matter” movement versus the “All Lives Matter” movement but we all should know that all lives matters always. Always people should come up for others, no matter their skin colour or religion. The weakest should be taken care of first and most.

All who have faith in God should make work of it that what is now on the rise shall not escalate. They also should take care that it shall not become a propaganda that can potentially start a race war and bring martial law into effect.

We also should see that there is the continuing danger in those states that they are trying to push black people to their limit to further the current state of violence and division. divide_distract_deceive

As a Christian, the author wishes for people to understand that race is simply a social construct designed to divide us. She also thinks that

If we truly knew all lives mattered, the hashtag “Black Lives Matter” would not have ever been created. It’s a shame that people have to be reminded that black lives are just as valuable and significant as everyone else’s. {Racial Injustice: Then vs. Now}

 

That shows how far away those Americans are from the Christian idea, though they proudly say they are a Christian, but often do very un-Christian things and love bearing and using weapons (something against the will of God)

It is also unbelievable that those who claim to be Christians still can take it that so many lives are taken, even in prison be it by electric chair or lethal injection. Which right is given to them or to any other man to take the life of an other human being?

Do those Christians know their Scriptures and are they not aware they should lead the way and show they all want to be “one in Christ Jesus.”

Never was it God’s intention that people would go against each other. Man itself made division and let hate being created in the minds of many.

The presented text may (here and there) have confusing the person of the first century with the Spirit Who was for ever, namely looking at Christ Jesus as if he is God.

It was the send one from God, the only begotten son of God, who showed us the Way to his heavenly Father and asked of his followers to apply his teachings in their life.

It is that attitude of Jesus every Christian should show to others around him or her. Being white or having a dark sin should not matter. Never may the difference in colour of skin trigger a different action than it would do for a person of the same skin.

In the United States of America, I am afraid we still see too much difference in attitude when a person is not white or from the same culture or when showing to be of an other religion (e.g. Islam).

That the media show certain pictures and can be misleading others is very true. But the pictures taken by phones and captured on the spot, place on social media, often speak volumes.

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Lately, in the media police brutality toward people of color has been plastered everywhere for the last two to three years more than it ever has been in a long time– pictures, videos, news articles, etc. are exposing the cruel actions of cops on blacks. However, this isn’t anything new. It’s been going on for decades but now that technology has advanced, it’s being presented to us more now than ever before.

The controversy between the “Black Lives Matter” movement versus the “All Lives Matter” movement has been on the rise as well.  The whole strategy behind pushing these movements and constantly showing it on media outlets is to push a propaganda that can potentially start a race war and bring martial law into effect. They are trying to push black people to their limit to further the current state of violence and division. Not only is this propaganda in…

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12 responses to “Mass Media’s Deception Causing Division

  1. ” Americans … love bearing and using weapons (something against the will of God)”

    Why do you say that? Just curious. My understanding of Jewish religion (from which the Old Testament comes) is that self defense was ok in the sight of God at that time.

    See: “The Torah and Self-Defense”:

    http://www.davekopel.org/2A/LawRev/The-Torah-and-Self-defense.htm

    Also: Was Jesus a Pacifist

    http://www.thenewagesite.com/index.php/jesus-christ/was-jesus-a-pacifist/

    And finally: A Nation of Cowards

    https://free2beinamerica2.wordpress.com/a-nation-of-cowards/

    Not trying to spam you with links. These are pages I find insightful – only one is from my WordPress site (A Nation of Cowards).

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    • Thank you very much for your lovely reaction with the added links. Some of those links tell about happenings which took place and would like us to believe because they happened that God would have agreed with such act of killing taking place. Nothing is so. Often the killings where done by the own stupidity of man’s choice, not reminding the words of God that we should not kill.

      The first text mentioned knows about such orders and also about the “the Noahide commandments,” “Jewish natural law” or the “Rainbow Commandments” and says “Unlike laws which are given later in the Torah, the Rainbow Commandments are considered applicable to God’s relationship with all of humanity, not just with the Hebrews.” So the text agrees that it are basic human laws or as we could say are part of “basic human instinct”.

      You would think nothing is against self defence, but God hates any form of violence even when it is to defend yourself when you would hurt the other. Also God His son, rabbi Jeshua (better known in English speaking countries as Jesus Christ) talked about this issue and advised to offer the other cheek instead of bringing harm to the other. Look also at the example he gave in the garden of Gethsemane when his apostle cut of an ear from the soldier who came to arrest Jesus.

      God also demanded not to love violence which includes the things being used to bring an act of violence, like shooting on some one.

      We should leave it to God to protect His people, what He has shown to do in the past. Trust in God is needed for that. Nowhere tells God to bear a weapon to defend yourself. You should be stronger than the other by your spirit. Your attitude, your way of speaking your way of handling should be the way you should come over that person bearing or using a weapon against you.

      In case you think that is easy said when never confronted with burglars, thieves, crooks and dangerous persons. May I tell you that three times I have been confronted closely with burglars, even standing eye to eye with the intruder in the middle of the night. In day time I also have been attacked by a gang of seven (against one) in Chiswick Park (London). Except a few knife cuts I could treat myself afterwards and throwing away my damaged coat, but not having made an act of violence myself. I also was present at two IRA bombings, though one being nearly half a century ago, later in life (and certainly with the recent bombings in Paris and at my workplace in Brussels last March) is still very close in mind and nose (I keep smelling the burned bodies and having bad dreams of the flying body parts). But do you think this should allow hate enter in us? No! We should be stronger than those people who love to hate others and bring hate into the world.

      Those people, even nations of God, who dared to take action themselves God showed He disapproved of it. God even pronounced judgement against them, because of their violence and bloodshed.

      Psalms 11:5 (TS2009)
      5 יהוה tries the righteous, But His being shall hate the wrong And the one who loves violence.

      Joel 3:19 The Scriptures 1998+ (19) “Mitsrayim shall become a ruin, and Eḏom a ruin, a wilderness, because of violence done to the people of Yehuḏah, whose innocent blood they shed in their land.

      Micah 6:12 The Scriptures 1998+ (12) “For her rich men are filled with cruel unrighteousness, and her inhabitants have spoken falsehood, and their tongue is deceit in their mouth.

      Nahum 3:1-4 The Scriptures 1998+ (1) Woe to the city of blood! All of it is a lie, filled with plunder, the prey is not lacking. (2) The sound of a whip and the sound of rattling wheels, of galloping horses, of jolting chariots, (3) mounted horsemen with bright sword and glittering spear, and many wounded, and a mass of dead bodies, and no end of corpses, they stumble over the corpses – (4) because of the many whorings of the well-favoured whore, the mistress of sorceries, who sells nations by her whorings, and clans by her sorceries.

      Often those who tried to take it in their own hands became a victim themselves.

      Christians, like all people of God (Jews and Muslims included) should avoid creating a situation where violence could occur. Bearing a weapon is demanding your attacker to have a stronger weapon.

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      Please look at the advice given in the Tanakh or your Holy Scriptures. In those Holy writings you’ll find the exhortation for individuals to avoid potential conflicts by pursuing peace every day wherever you go and in whatever situation you may come. Do know that violent struggles often begin with a heated exchange of words or that people may become heated by frustration building up. The Bible observes:

      Proverbs 26:20 The Scriptures 1998+ (20) For lack of wood, the fire goes out. And without a slanderer, strife ceases.
      Proverbs 26:22 The Scriptures 1998+ (22) The words of a slanderer are as dainty morsels, Which go down into the inner parts of the heart.

      We should not have any association with those who cal others names or have a dis-grudge against others or those who slander.

      Proverbs 20:19 The Scriptures 1998+ (19) He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets; Therefore do not associate with him Who speaks smoothly with his lips.

      Leviticus 19:16 The Scriptures 1998+ (16) ‘Do not go slandering among your people. Do not stand against the blood of your neighbour. I am יהוה.

      We should listen to יהוה (Jehovah) the Only One true God and follow His guidance and not that of a weapon lobby. The United States faces the big problem that every one can and may carry a weapon, so that many also may use it against innocent people. In no other country we see so many accidents with fireweapons. In no other country we can find Daily people being wounded by a fire arm. In no other country we may find so many acts of terror against citizens who often have nothing to do with that person.

      “Where there is no wood the fire goes out, and where there is no slanderer contention grows still.” (Proverbs 26:20) Calmness often defuses anger and deflects violent confrontation. The apostle Paul wrote: “If possible, as far as it depends upon you, be peaceable with all men.”—Romans 12:18.

      For sure in many instance mass shootings could be avoided if no ordinary citizen would be able to buy weapons. In such instance Chatanooga shooting, and the Orlando massacre would not have been able to take place.

      Please also find following articles where I look closer into the matter:

    • The trigger of Aurora shooting
      High time to review the right to keep and bear arms
      Time for all to act against free military-style assault weapons
      American Senate ignoring many voices and tears of their own people
      Coming closer to the end of 2015 and the end for Donald Trump as presidential candidate
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  • In American politics and American life we can see the weapon lobby has a big say and wants all to believe it is a human right to defend yourself with the tools the manufacturers can provide to get quickly away of the opponent.
    Some gun manufacturers have capitalized on the crisis by aggressively using patriotic slogans and pictures to attract new buyers. Too many people do forget how when people are allowed to carry weapons there becomes more danger of those weapons being used and killing innocent people. .
    Arms and armor are often mentioned in the Bible, but no extensive details on their manufacture and utilization are provided. .
    While the Hebrew Scriptures in particular tell repeatedly of the use of the literal sword, spear, shield, and other arms, they also consistently emphasize the vital necessity and advantage of trusting in Jehovah. (Ge 15:1; Ps 76:1-3; 115:9-11; 119:114; 144:2) And we may not forget that should be the first thing in the head of a God loving person. .
    Reliance upon Jehovah God was evident in David’s words to Goliath: .

    “You are coming to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I am coming to you with the name of Jehovah of armies, the God of the battle lines of Israel, whom you have taunted. This day Jehovah will surrender you into my hand . . . And all this congregation will know that neither with sword nor with spear does Jehovah save, because to Jehovah belongs the battle.” (1Sa 17:45-47) .

    Dependence upon Jehovah’s spirit and not military force is shown to be essential and effective. (Zec 4:6) And in confirming his love for his figurative wife, Zion, Jehovah assured: .

    “Any weapon whatever that will be formed against you will have no success . . . This is the hereditary possession of the servants of Jehovah.”—Isa 54:17.

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    The Hebrew word keliʹ may denote a “weapon,” but it can also refer to an “article,” “utensil,” “instrument,” ‘implement,’ or “vessel.” (Jg 9:54; Le 13:49; Eze 4:9; Nu 35:16; Ec 9:18; Le 6:28) In the plural form it can refer to “armor,” as well as “luggage,” “baggage,” “goods,” and “equipment.” (1Sa 31:9; 10:22; 17:22; Ge 31:37; 45:20) One other Hebrew word for “armor” (neʹsheq) comes from the root na•shaqʹ, meaning “be armed; be equipped.” (1Ki 10:25; 1Ch 12:2; 2Ch 17:17) The Greek word hoʹplon (weapon) is related to pa•no•pliʹa, meaning “full armament; complete suit of armor.”—Joh 18:3; Lu 11:22; Eph 6:11. .
    Therefore those taking up a weapon against the other should not always seen as a tool that would have been killing. The armor most people are using today are very dangerous tools which kill in a twist of a second. .
    The fact that two swords were available among the disciples on the night of Jesus’ betrayal was not unusual for those times (Lu 22:38), and there is evidence that for Galileans in particular it was not uncommon to carry arms. (See The Jewish War, by F. Josephus, III, 42 [iii, 2].) A sword could be used for all sorts of things, also to cut grass for example. .
    Jesus’ words at Luke 22:36, .

    “Let the one having no sword sell his outer garment and buy one,”

    would not indicate that his disciples were about to enter into a hazardous life. Rather, he desired to have a sword available among his followers on that night in order to demonstrate clearly that, though they would come into circumstances that could easily provoke armed resistance, he did not intend to resort to the sword but would give himself up voluntarily in harmony with God’s will. Thus, when Peter did react and try to put up armed resistance, lopping off the ear of Malchus, Jesus ordered him: .

    “Return your sword to its place, for all those who take the sword will perish by the sword.” (Mt 26:52; Joh 18:10, 11)

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    Certainly, Peter’s sword and the other one at hand would have availed little against such a large group of armed men, and by trying to use them, they would undoubtedly have ‘perished by the sword.’ (Mt 26:47) .
    More important, such attempted delivery of Jesus would have failed, being completely contrary to Jehovah God’s purpose. (Mt 26:53, 54) As it was, later that day Jesus could plainly state to Pilate: .

    “If my kingdom were part of this world, my attendants would have fought that I should not be delivered up to the Jews. But, as it is, my kingdom is not from this source.”—Joh 18:36.

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    Jesus did not want people fighting. Also to day we should make every effort to avoid fighting. By caring for it that ordinary people can not buy and not keep dangerous weapons, many fights can be avoided. Lots of sorrow and pain also can be avoided by not allowing ordinary people to have access to deadly weapons. As such it is the task of the government to protect all citizens and to avoid that there may be bloodshed. Therefore they should do everything to make it impossible to have those who are not a soldier or in active service for the protection of others, to have and to bear weapons. .
    Paul advises Christians to have their.

    “loins girded about with truth.” (Eph 6:14)

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    Just as a girdle can provide support and protection for the loins, an unbreakable attachment to divine truth can strengthen a Christian in his determination to remain firm despite trials. .
    Next, a Christian must put on.

    “the breastplate of righteousness.” (Eph 6:14)

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    A literal breastplate served to protect vital organs, especially the heart. The need of righteousness as a protective breastplate for the figurative heart is especially evident because of the heart’s sinful inclination.—Ge 8:21; Jer 17:9. .
    Part of the spiritual armor is to have the feet.
    “shod with the equipment of the good news of peace.” (Eph 6:15) .
    The Greek word he•toi•ma•siʹa, translated “equipment,” has the basic meaning “readiness.” (See Int; NIV; TEV.) A Christian’s always being equipped and ready to make known the “good news” to others, and doing so despite hardships, can help him to endure faithfully. .
    The weapons of a Christian should be the spiritual weapons. .
    A prominent part of the spiritual armor is “the large shield of faith.” Like a large shield covering most of the body, faith in Jehovah God and his ability to fulfill his promises will enable a Christian to.

    “quench all the wicked one’s burning missiles.” (Eph 6:16; compare Ps 91:4.) .

    Faith will help a Christian withstand attacks by wicked spirits, resist temptations to immorality, shun materialistic desires, and not give in to fear, doubt, or excessive grief.—Ge 39:7-12; Heb 11:15; 13:6; Jas 1:6; 1Th 4:13. .
    As a helmet protects a soldier’s head, so “the helmet of salvation” safeguards the Christian’s mental powers from ungodly influences. (Eph 6:17) Having on “as a helmet the hope of salvation” means looking “intently toward the payment of the reward,” as Moses did.—1Th 5:8; Heb 11:26. .
    “The sword of the spirit, that is, God’s word” is indispensable to the Christian in warding off false teachings and traditions of men and in teaching the truth and ‘overturning strongly entrenched things.’—Eph 6:17; 2Co 10:4, 5. .

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  • “Psalms 11:5 … His being shall hate the wrong And the one who loves violence.”

    Being willing to use violence to defend oneself and others doesn’t mean that one “loves violence.” Jesus himself used violence in the Temple (John 2:13-15). I wrote about that in the post I referenced earlier (“Was Jesus a Pacifist”).

    I don’t “love violence” but I am prepared to use violence if necessary to defend myself or others from those who DO love violence and are not restrained by either laws or common decency.
    asd

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    • You are right to say Jesus used violence in the temple. Also when we defend ourselves that does not mean we love violence. But the way how we will defend our selves we do have to decide ourselves and bear the consequences of such an act.

      In defending ourselves we also always have to keep to the law of man but also to the Law of God, which always stand above the law of man.

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