Here is something amazing to me. There’s an article in the October 15th issue of Time Magazine about the presidential candidates entitled “The Fact Wars: Who Is Telling the Truth?” The writers looked at statements made by the candidates then looked at the reality. Then they decided if what was said was misleading or just false. Of course, BOTH candidate were misleading and BOTH were giving false information at times. One of these men is going to be the leader of our nation for the next four years!
Don’t you find that disturbing? With the people the candidates have at their disposal to do research, couldn’t they both do a better job of checking out what they’re saying? Is there something wrong with saying, “I don’t know, I’ll have to check it out”?
Some people do that with the Bible. They say something is in the Bible they think is there…but it’s not. Seriously, with all the ways we have to examine the Bible…in print, on our computers, on cd or dvd, on our kindles, on our mobile devices…you would think people could get it right.
God values your reading and studying the Bible to make sure you truly know what it says. That’s why there’s a shout out to the people of Berea. They didn’t just accept what was said, they looked into it themselves.
Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. Acts 17
So, I’m wondering today, is telling the truth as important as it used to be or have things changed? What do you think?