Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Fake News Part II

Today's post should hopefully stand on its own but it is Part II in relation to the post yesterday. You are welcome to click below and read Part I if you need to catch up. I am not in a hurry so I will wait right here on you.

Yesterday's post, Fake News Part I

I ended yesterday with the conclusion that in my opinion lazy reporting and preconceived ideas and bias clouds most news stories and gives them all an element of fakeness.

In recent years several high profile reporters and respected news anchors have been caught red handed "massaging" the so called facts they were reporting to support their mindset and prejudices. They spin the story so that it points to their viewpoint as the only sensible conclusion.

By the time they finish manipulating the narrative it is obvious that anyone that believes contrary to their proven conclusion must be a low life, right wing, gun toting, Bible thumping, uneducated, narrow minded, bigoted, imbecile that should not expect to be heard or even breathe free air.

The list of honest heartfelt opinions that will earn you that kind of hate and venom from the "enlightened" ones is growing every day.

If you dare to believe that 

-Marriage is intended for one man and one woman until death parts them or
-Homosexuals are not born homosexuals or
-Life is sacred and unborn babies of all races are precious in God's sight or
-Global warming is not man made or

-Guns are not evil or
-God created the world in six days or
-Jesus is the only way to Heaven or
-The Bible is God's Word 

Or... The list goes on and on and on. If you dare to believe any of these things and more, then you are lower than pond scum and totally undeserving of expressing your depraved opinions.

That silences all debate in the minds of the liberal elite and confirms that their side of the story is the only logical thing to believe. Therefore if they massage the facts or make up stories to support their narrative then the end justifies the means.

If I were a touch more cynical I would believe absolutely nothing I read! But hold on to your hats, there is one source I believe completely. That source predicted that fake news would be believed more than truth. 

It warns us that the lies of fake news would seduce us, cause us to depart from the faith. People will not hear the truth and will rather believe fables. 

This source encourages us to not be shaken by deceivers and lies and smooth words. It charges us to shun lies, know the truth, grow strong with words of faith and doctrine and turn a deaf ear to fables.

Examples? Read some for yourself and then I will conclude below.

II Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

I Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

II Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

II Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

II Timothy 2:14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
 16 But shun profane and vain babblings...

I Timothy 4:6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
 7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

II Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
 5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

One of the biggest lies of all is above in II Peter. It is the fake news that says Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

They say, where is the proof the Lord is coming back? All things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

What? Seriously? All things continue as they were? There has never been a more fraudulent fake story in the world. For this they are willingly ignorant of! Things are not the same! 

We do not live in the garden of Eden any more! We were cast out because of sin! Man has devolved into sin and because of sin for 6000 years. Generations of sin has damaged the world and the human race.

All things are not the same! That is fake news.

All things are following the exact path predicted in the Bible. Sin is reigning, morals are declining, the world is shaking and man is self destructing!

But God is still saving, the blood is still cleansing, the cross is still redeeming, the stripes on Christ's back are still healing and the Lord is still coming!

Reject the fake news and receive the good news!

I Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

The world is falling apart. Nations are being destroyed. Churches are being attacked. Morality is being persecuted. Evil seems to triumphing in many areas.

All of the bad news is being promoted but it is exaggerated. It is fake! It will drive you crazy. It will give you a nervous breakdown. It will cause you to lose hope. It will compel you to lose hold.

But comfort one another with these words! The Lord is coming back for His church! Hallelujah!

And God is still reaching for humanity and redeeming those that come to Him!

I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he (God) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

That is the good news that you can count on! That is good news you can tell your neighbors! That is good news you can share with your family and friends! That is good news that will help you sleep at night in a world of bad, fake and destructive news!

Tell and sing the news, friends! We are not without hope. If we had hope in this world only, we would be most miserable! But we have hope in Christ! We have hope in eternity. We have hope of peace here and rest there!

Hallelujah! Tell and sing the good news.

Thank you for reading and for sharing.


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