Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Christians, Repent (Yes, Repent) of Spreading Conspiracy Theories and Fake News—It's Bearing False Witness
Try this instead: Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Conspiracy theories are nothing new—they’ve been around for centuries.
People love to speculate on hidden meanings or to jump at the potential of juicy secrets. Unfortunately, when these things are unfounded, lies are told and people are hurt. And most unfortunately, Christians are often involved in perpetuating them.
And now I noticed that many of the same conservative Christians who shared about #pizzagate have been spreading the #SethRich conspiracy theory. And it’s time to call it out.
Simply put, the spreading of these conspiracies are hurting our witness and making Christians look, yet again, foolish.
And it’s time to repent.
You see, spreading the #SethRich conspiracies and fake news directly violates Scripture’s prohibition from bearing false witness against our neighbors. It devalues the name of Christ—whom we believe to be the very incarnation of truth—and it inflicts pain upon the people involved.
As Christians, we need to repent the perpetuation of these falsehoods. Read More
Posted by Robin G. Jordan at 2:59 PM