(November 20, 2017) Dr Jim McClure respected theologian, continues his series on selected Greek words…
Today we hear a lot about ‘fake news’ – that is, the printing and spreading of false news. Newspapers and broadcasting media are the main culprits in propagating it often under the pretext as unbiased reporting.
‘Fake news’ is lies! Unfortunately many people accept without question what the media report states and then pass it on as fact!
Truth appears to be at a premium today. Politicians seem barefaced in making election promises that they have no intention to keep. American comedian Bill Murray has commented, ‘If we lie to the government, it’s a felony. But if they lie to us, it’s politics.’
In the same-sex marriage and gender arguments lies are trotted out with such strongly apparent conviction that they are widely accepted as truth, while truth is characterised as intolerance!
Reality is often distorted by using words and phrases that are deliberately designed to accomplish a desired emotional reaction
One of the most profound questions ever asked was by Pilate when he enquired, ‘What is truth?’ at Jesus’ trial (John 18:38). The irony is that he asked the question of the one who claimed to be the truth (John 14:6)! (more…)