Propaganda Lesson 1: What Is Propaganda?

“The fact is that propaganda is to Democracies what violence is to Dictatorships. Propaganda, the calculated manipulation of public opinion to serve political and ideological interests, is pervasive. We are also exposed to commercial propaganda: Marketing and Advertising. Propaganda aims to do other people’s thinking for them. Propaganda today has moved into prop-agenda, not only controlling what we think, but how we think, and what we think about.”

“Propaganda uses highly selective images, devious and prejudicial language. Dubious linkages, confusing issues and distorting reality with disinformation, is a daily reality.
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The Truth Sets Free

“That is why it is absolutely essential that we know the truth of history to recognize the lies of propaganda. We need to study the truth in the Bible so that we can be freed from the deceptions of the world.
“And ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free,” John 8:32.
At His trial before Pilate, Jesus said: “Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice,” John 18:38. Pilate answered Him by saying: “What is truth?” Like Pilate, it is sometimes hard to determine what is the truth of conflicting reports, opinions, and spirits. At an earlier setting, Jesus had answered His disciples questions by saying: “I am the way, the Truth and the Life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me,” John 14:6.  We can safely rely on the fact that Jesus is The Truth.  The Bible is the Word of God: “Thy Word is Truth,” John 17:17.
     There are so many voices from so many sources today that we must learn to discern the Truth from the propaganda that is so prevalent and even overwhelming. We can judge between these by reference to the Word of God, Jesus is the Living Word. We also have the entire Biblical record to depend upon for accurate knowledge.

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