Nowadays, it’s hard to turn on the TV or read headlines without a reference to “fake news.” Whether a claim that the media just isn’t doing its job or a hoax that still manages to go viral—truth is being challenged and devalued left and right.
But why should we care about fake news and the brewing battle between fact and fiction? What happens when more and more people start living according to their own truth?
Truth is about more than trusting news sources or having confidence that what we read is accurate. It’s a foundation for morality—right and wrong—and the more it’s challenged, the faster society slides down a slippery slope of compromising values—especially Biblical values.
The Bible is the one written resource where fake news cannot reside. Everything in it can be trusted because God cannot lie (Numbers 23:19).
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Questioning the truth is nothing new.
Some 2,000 years ago, the Roman governor Pontius Pilate asked Jesus Christ of Nazareth, “What is truth?” (John 18:38). Moments before his question, Jesus told him, “Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice” (John 18:37).
Pilate wanted to know more about the “truth” Jesus spoke of. And the answer is given throughout the Bible.
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me,” Jesus says in John 14:6.
In Psalm 119:160, this praise is given to God: “The sum of Your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.”
In Romans 1, the Apostle Paul—who once rejected the truth about Jesus—warns others against doing the same: “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,” he said (Romans 1:18).
Later, Paul talks about what happened to those who “exchanged the truth of God for a lie”:
“Just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind,” Paul wrote (Romans 1:28).
Again and again, through more than 200 references, God’s Word—the Bible—sets the standard for truth and how we are to live.
Truth is unchangeable. But, it has the power to change us. As Jesus once said, “The truth will set you free.”
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You can live in freedom. Accept the truth about God and His plan for your life today.