Finding Your Perspective – Christianity Around The World – Christian Media

Perspective Psalm 119:18 Gods WordPerspective: A particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view. Our perspective is the way we see something. We all perceive our walk with the Lord as something very personal and unique.

The “Christianity” that we perceive here in America is one that many around the world would not even recognize. In my life in particular I am able to pick and choose the things concerning my faith that sooth my spiritual pallet. I have cable and in my programming there is everything from Precious Memories with the Gaithers to classic reruns from Billy Graham. There are endless avenues from which to feed my spiritual appetite.  It is in feeding that appetite that I must be careful. When we constantly feed ourselves with the things that “we want” to hear, we sometimes miss the things that “God needs” us to hear.

In most countries around the world, there is not endless programing and media from which to choose. One would think that with all the resources available to Believers here in the USA, we would be much more grounded and stronger in our faith, but I am not so sure such is the case.

If our “religious freedom” is even slightly abused here in the US, we are quick to raise a stink, threaten litigation and alert the media. In much of the world the Christian church has gone underground because of persecution. The Word of God is all they have to feed their spiritual appetites and even that resource is limited. At the time of this writing approximately 200 million Christians around the world live under social and government persecution. What we call threats to our religious liberty here in America amounts to nothing more than a nuisance compared to many countries abroad.

In multiple countries around the world Christians are murdered, imprisoned, beaten and put to death because of their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Yet in the face of such stringent opposition to their faith, they are steadfast in their beliefs never losing their perspective. Yet many of the resources at our fingertips are not available to them. Where do they find the strength to endure? They find their solace in God’s Word.

It is obvious to that our nation’s morals and values are declining. I attribute much of this to the convoluted perspective that we have as believers due to the increased lack of Bible study and the increasing influence of “meaningless Christian media.” Many in Christian media will profess to show a believer everything they need to know to live a meaningful life, but those same people watching will not accept the wisdom and advice given from Scripture. They have lost perspective.

Our perspective in grace will enable us to see the truth that God has for our life. We must keep our hearts and minds rooted in His word. If we observe our faith from the media’s perspective we will see our faith through their eyes. If we keep our observation through God’s Word, we will our life through His eyes.

Letting God’s Word be our main perspective will save us from misplaced priorities and poor choices, allowing us to concentrate on the issues of greater significance that God has planned for our lives. It is through grace we will find the correct viewpoint to have a sensible outlook for our life.

               Psalm 119:18  – Open my eyes that I may see the wonderful things in your Word.

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27 replies

  1. Hey Darrell, great article, as usual. I would love it if you considered a Sunday column for People’s Pundit Daily. I have been trying to get a Sunday spiritual column, because I think our readers both need and want it. If you ever consider it, or just allowing a repost, you can always get me at under contact. Meanwhile, I’ll keep reading.

  2. Thank you for hearing God pertaining to this aspect of our Christianity. Amen!

  3. So true, Darrell. A much needed message for American believers.

  4. Thought provoking. We don’t often think of the Christian media in this light. For sure, The Bible is to be our guide. Thank you for this post, Darrell.
    Betsy Borchardt

  5. Yes fully agree. I find that we are in danger of replacing the bible with Christian books, of replacing biblical truths with Christian authors’ perspectives. Yes, there are many good books and good writers but nothing beats going back to the Source, meditating on it and seeing the Truth for ourselves.

  6. Great word! We need more of God! His Word.

  7. Good and timely discourse, Darrell. Thanks for sharing on perspectives. I agree. I believe second hand information is second to the simple, firm grounding of faith in the Word, taught by the Holy Spirit and lived out. May we return to the Word and live by it and help others do so. I would like to share this blog and encourage readers on CB to return to the Word. Agree?
    Target posting 9 March, 2014 with approval. Thank you.

  8. Well said, Darrell. This is a hard truth, but one that bears repeating. Every now and then I find myself falling into this trap of feeding more on the words of men than the Word of God. I know better, but it’s easier to let someone ‘spoon feed’ me their theology. Lazy, lazy! Thank you for the excellent reminder today of where my focus needs to be. Grace and peace to you.

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  10. i agree Darrell people today wants to hear stories that tickle their ears. Just read that the preacher from Hillsong is now going to Chrislam. False prophets coming out of every crack and creek all over the world today! As always sharing thanks. Blessings to you and yours.

  11. I just LOVED ALL those posts!

    I am a true and desperate believer, that the Holy Scripture (the Bible) is the very best place to go, for true truth and love, and inspiration, and guidance.

    I believe other countries, without the sources and media we have in the U.S.A, probably have a stronger hold on the love and power in Christ and through Chist, because their minds are not poisoned by television, radio, news, etc.

    Their faith is souly based on Gods Word, written and alive, and to them there is no other truth.

    The Word, His Word simply says it ALL.


    Forgive any typoes. I get all giddy when I hear or read people talking about the Lord or His word. lol

    God bless and guide you all and yours.


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