“Professing to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1:22 MEV).
Have you ever read comments on social media and come across any of these?
Why don’t you open a book, idiot!
Name me one credible source that states your opinion?
Your argument is invalid because you committed X fallacy!
While the increasing rate of internet access has been wondrous to the advancement of society, it has also left people overwhelmed with information and burdened with the responsibility of researching truth from lies.
Nowadays, it seems as if content creators are no longer required to fact check. Instead, they are pushed to “publish first and correct later.” This trend has corrupted information and left us in a polarized society obsessed with exposing “fake news.” The divided population takes its fight to the internet, and each side tries to prove its intelligence.
Side X is full of bigots!
Source X is TOTAL fake news!
So much hatred and false information is flowing across the internet, it makes some beg the question, “What is true, then?!” Biblically speaking, the answer to this can be found in King Solomon’s writings in Proverbs.
“For the Lord gives wisdom; out of His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly. He keeps the paths of justice and preserves the way of His saints” (Proverbs 2:6-8).
Essentially, Solomon is saying those who are saved will be gifted with God’s wisdom. This is because the Lord blesses those who seek Him through His Word with divine knowledge and the ability to discern the truth.
This gift protects believers from false teachings that lead many astray. While this advice from King Solomon does not immediately help us decipher real news from fake news, it reminds us God remains in control and will always be the stability needed in times of turbulence.
Evan is a college student who is passionate about writing, sharing Christ's love, and geek-centric trivia.
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