I know. You’re tired of hearing about the fake rapture prediction. So am I. I won’t bore you with another article about Camping’s false doctrine. I’m also not going to write about the fact that Jesus clearly said that nobody knows when the end will come.
I want to talk about the media itself. More specifically, Christians and the media.
Why do we not have more influence in the media realm?
I get irritated that these “end of the world” dates get predicted and go viral. Then people who never read the Bible or attend church get their perspective from some crazy guy who most Christians don’t take seriously.
But you know what? Whether it’s true or not, it’s there. On the news, blogs and radio. It spreads and it doesn’t matter if it’s false doctrine or true. What matters to society is whatever is on their TV or radio show. And I’m tired of the church sitting back and just watching these things unfold.
As a blogger I get a glimpse into the media realm. I see a world that is full of curious and devoted people. People who challenge the status quo. People who are tired of hearing the mainstream media crap. What I see is a ripe harvest. I see a mission field.
Ignore, Condemn or Transform the Media?
I don’t think we should ignore or condemn the media. I think we should transform it. Why? Because if we do, we would have stories circulating that actually glorify the name of Jesus. And you wouldn’t be sitting hear reading yet another post about a false end of the world prediction.
I realize I’m not the first person to propose that we take the media mountain. I understand that there are hundreds if not thousands of Christians who are being salt and light in the media already. I just want to add some more fuel to the fire.
I don’t know about you but every time I see something like this I get irritated. I hate seeing Christ represented like this in the media:
Clip from Good Morning America about Camping’s Rapture Prediction