Nena Arias | February 5, 2024
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.”
NBC News took a deep dive into Twitter and reported that people are quicker to repeat something that’s false than something that’s true.
We have heard the term “fake news” ad nauseum in the last few years but as it turns out we are now a nation whose culture prefers lies rather than face truth—in other words, our reality.
We are clearly living the times that the book of Romans 1:18-32 describes. In a few words, we are living life upside down. What used to be sweet is now bitter, what used to be clearly recognized as white is no being called black. People want us to believe that a man can become a woman and vice versa, etc., etc., etc. If it seems like falsehood is everywhere, is because it is.
NBC found out researchers are reporting that “falsehoods spread like wildfire on social media, getting quicker and longer-lasting pickup than the truth. False news was re-tweeted more often than true news was and carried further.” “It took the truth about six times as long as falsehood to reach 1,500 people.” “They found it was real people doing most of it. Usually ordinary people, too, they found so-called ‘verified’ users and those with many followers were not usually the source of some of the most popular untrue viral posts.”
The most important question is, “why are people preferring to live with lies rather than the truth?” Is it just because of sensationalism or is there something more sinister about this trend?
People may have many excuses and explanations that many times don’t even make sense to them. I prefer to believe what the Bible says about lies and their origin. When people lie this is what is going on as it says in John 8:44 “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” There you have it plain and simple.
Satan has unleashed the biggest, strongest, and powerful spirit of deception and people have made conscience choices to believe his fantasies and quackery than pay the price to believe, practice, and preserve the truth.
Many believe that simply because they found something on the Internet that it must be true. It is sad and tragic that this modern technology that could be used to do so much good in the world is being used and abused to spread lies, falsehoods, and deception that contaminates the world rather than better it.
If you couple that with how lazy people have become to study and research on their own and just accept everything that is fed to them without questioning, puts humanity in a very dangerous situation and threatens the extinction of once powerful civilizations.
More individual effort is required of each individual to separate truth from lies. You begin at the point of being saturated with the truth that comes from the most trustworthy source—the Bible. It is the best filter to arrive at all truth.
“If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”