We live in a world where you might have difficulty knowing what’s real. In fact, a growing number of people seem to live inside a fake reality.
We have fake riots, fake products, and fake people (you might call them “bots”). Then we deal with fake videos, fake politicians, fake elections, fake voters, and fake leaders.
Have you ever heard the term, “Fake News”? That’s a big part of modern false reality.
It seems like we see and hear it day and night, practically everywhere you go. You might recognize “Fake News” as CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, Fox News, the Washington Post, PBS, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. Fake News also takes the form of fake fact checkers such as Snopes and Politifact. Hundreds, if not thousands, of Fake News websites traffic in made-up stories and twisted propaganda.
Judging from recent headlines, I’d say that Fake News continues growing. It’s part of a war waged against us by rich, powerful people and corporations.
I don’t expect things to change. You shouldn’t either.
Fake News deceives people. It agitates people. It creates false narratives and alternate realities that have become destructive to our nation, our freedom, and our livelihood.
With that said, I need to tell you that Fake News didn’t only recently become a deadly problem. Satan has used deception since the dawn of humanity.
In the Garden of Eden, The Serpent began the Fake News industry. He told Eve that God said something different from what He actually said (Genesis 3:1-4).
Later, Cain tried to deflect the truth of what happened to Abel (Genesis 4:9). Deception became commonplace.
Do you remember how Jacob deceived Isaac, his father? He disguised himself as his brother and lied (Genesis 27:24). He used Fake News to steal his brother’s birthright.
Let me give you another example of Fake News in the Bible: Jezebel conspired with Men of Belial to convict Naboth wrongly. She used Fake News to seize Naboth’s vineyard and give it to her husband, King Ahab. (You can read about that in 1 Kings Chapter 21.)
To this day, evil men and women use Fake News to impugn the innocent, promote perversion, and justify the criminal behavior of America’s ruling class.
I’ve just mentioned some examples of deception in the Bible to illustrate its dangers.
You should question everything, knowing that powerful forces desire to deceive you.
Before you believe anything, ask yourself the following question:
Is it fake?
In the New Testament, Jesus warns about fake Christs:
Many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.Matthew 24:5
Other fake things in the New Testament include:
Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.1 John 4:1
In the world, religious messaging can promote…
Fake Jesuses and fake gospels.
Apostle Paul feared the repercussions if
He that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted…2 Corinthians 11:4
The Bible also warns us to beware of…
Those who hate born again Christians try to drown out the preaching of the Gospel. Acts Chapter 19 gives us one example where they…
All with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.Acts 19:34
You might say that you’d never worship the goddess Diana. I understand. However, the Bible says that before we came to know the true God, we…
Did service unto them which by nature are no gods.Galatians 4:8
You need to know that many false gods exist.
There be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)1 Corinthians 8:5
If false gods are in the world (and, they are), you need to be aware of…
Fake miracles and fake prophets.
The coming Anti Christ will do amazing things,
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders…2 Thessalonians 2:9
Also, in Matthew Chapter 24, Jesus says,
Many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.Matthew 24:11
In the same chapter, Jesus says,
There shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.Matthew 24:24
If fake miracles, signs and wonders aren’t enough, Satan also has…
…at his disposal.
Evolution, manmade climate change, virus hysteria, 57 genders, renewable energy, and the so-called “Green New Deal” are just a few examples of deceptions falsely labeled as “Science.”
In other words, Fake Science is just as real as Fake News.
Like Fake News, Fake Science is nothing new. Apostle Paul warns about it in his first epistle to Timothy.
Keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:1 Timothy 6:20
Paul also exposes the danger of Fake Science:
Which some professing have erred concerning the faith.1 Timothy 6:21
Beware of those who manipulate you by speaking of scientific “consensus.” Evil people politicize so-called “science” to force their views on (and control) others. Don’t fall for their lies.
Don’t let Fake Science send you to Hell. Don’t let Fake Science prevent you from enjoying God’s best for your life.
The Bible also talks about…
Apostle Paul warns us of
False apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.2 Corinthians 11:3
We also have…
Satan is in the religion business. Here’s what Second Corinthians Chapter 11 says:
It is no great thing if his [Satan’s] ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness;2 Corinthians 11:15
In addition to fake ministers, Satan has…
They teach what people want to hear, not what God says.
Apostle Paul tells us, in 2 Timothy Chapter Four:
The time will come when they [the people] will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;2 Timothy 4:3
Although these teachers sound good, they don’t come to a good end. According to 2 Peter Chapter Two:
There were false prophets also among the people [in the Old Testament], even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.2 Peter 2:1
Before I go, I also want to warn you about.
Deceived believers and unbelievers alike follow them.
They might call themselves “Christian,” but they are really just religious lost people.
Jesus talks about these people in Matthew chapter 15:
This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.Matthew 15:8
Scripture speaks further of false believers saying,
They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobateTitus 1:16
Fake churches and fake Christians can easily impress you, because they have…
Jesus spoke to religious leaders saying,
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.
Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.Matthew 23:27-28
Yes, in the church, fake righteousness exists. You see people who look holy, but they really aren’t holy.
(To learn more about holiness, read my answer to the question, “How can I be holy?“.)
Scripture also reveals the existence of…
Jesus condemns fake worship saying, of the worshipers,
In vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.Matthew 15:9
In Colossians, Apostle Paul speaks of people who do such things as…
A shew of wisdom in will worship…Colossians 2:23
Notice the contrast between true and false worship:
Jesus tells us that
True worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.John 4:23
I’m asking you to
Avoid the fake.
The Bible says,
Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.2 Timothey 3:13
I’m asking you to recognize and avoid deception.
Take sides against Satan’s lies. Stand up for truth.
Hebrews Chapter Five speaks of people who
By reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.Hebrews 5:14
Discernment can save you from deception. Start paying attention to what’s going on in God’s name.
In the words of the prophet Malachi, God wants you to…
Discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.Malachi 3:18
He wants us to…
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.1 Thessalonians 5:21
And, then, in 2 Corinthians Chapter Two,
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.2 Corinthians 2:11
Before you believe or receive anything, ask yourself… ask the Lord… “Is it fake?”.