“Fake News”—we’ve been hearing those two words a lot lately. Whether you believe that everything labeled in this manner is actually fake or not, there is one thing for certain that is fake news.
Real fake news is anything that sets itself up contrary to Scripture.
Real fake news is any argument or idea that sets itself up against the knowledge of God (2 Corinthians 10:5). Be on your guard! I would venture to say there is indeed a lot of fake news these days!
Whether the fake news is from the media, the education system, or even the church, there are many things that set themselves up against the knowledge of God. Our culture tells us that men can be women and women can be men. Our culture tells us that it’s okay to engage in sexual immorality. Our culture tells us that lying, stealing, and cheating are acceptable as long as the ends justify the means. Our culture tells us that the most important thing in the world is to be happy. Our culture tells us that all morality is relative as long as it works for you and makes you happy. Our culture tells us that we are nothing more than animals; we are a sort of human computer without a purpose. Our culture tells us that life does not matter. Our culture tells us there is no God. This is the real fake news.
I think many of us buy into some of this stuff. I think many of us have fallen for the fake news hook, line, and sinker. Why? Aren’t we smarter than that? Aren’t we more “evolved” than that? The thing about fake news is that the more you listen to it, the less wise you become. You see, true news, the Good News, is found in Christ. Real truth is found in the pages of God’s Holy Word. I Corinthians 2:14 (ESV) states, “The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” Without a saving faith in Christ, the only thing we really can believe is what is fake.
In John 8:31-32 (ESV), Jesus said, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Do you want to know what true news is and what fake news is? Turn to Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. He is your only hope. Search the Scriptures. Abide in God’s Word. Then “you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”