The News is Not News

Positive Faith — 10 Reasons not to read the news – see the full article if you have time

I agree completely. I’ve always been told we need to keep up with what’s going on. News doesn’t do that. I decided I should stop watching the news on TV and reading regular newspapers long ago, and it’s been better for my health. If there’s anything that makes us murmur, a sin as pointed out by Thomas Watson, it’s the news. There are better ways to find out things we really need to know.

One of the reasons given in the full article is tunnel vision. This takes our eyes off Christ and diminishes our view of His sovereignty.

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
Colossians 3:2-3

2 Responses to “The News is Not News”

  1. 1 Eric

    Jeff – I agree too. I rarely watch the news. It’s way too sensationalized and provokes too much fear mongering. They bait you with some frightening new discovery and make you stay up till 11:00 to see what it is…only to find out it was really nothing. It feeds too much into my anxiety, so I don’t usually watch or read it. Eric

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    Us ‘mental’ people especially shouldn’t be watching it. I’ve been disturbed about something I’ve seen for days afterwards.

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