Today we are bombarded by what seems to be “fake news.” Even our President complains about it. Fake news may be very damaging causing one to truly believe statements that are not true. We may even relate these stories to others as fact.
Fake news is not a new device but used to be called “propaganda”; lies spread to hurt and deceive. (Think of WW II.) Fake news has its roots in the Old Testament as Satan lied to Adam and Eve, telling them they could become as “gods”(Gen. 3:1-5).
John 8:44 states the devil “… is a liar and the father of it [lies].” The lie of humanism that man may become as God has been drawing men away from the true God ever since the lie, fake news, was used in the Garden.
In John 14:6, we read that Jesus said, “I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” He also instructed believers “… if ye continue in my word, then ye are my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32).
So don’t worry and fret about the “Fake News,” give out the “good news” that Jesus saves! “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:17).