If It’s On the Internet, It Must Be True…

Posted: January 14, 2021 in Uncategorized

I’ve said it a thousand times, (maybe a slight exaggeration, but I have said it a lot). “If it’s on the internet it must be true.” Virtually every time I have said it, it was said with a note of extreme sarcasm. In a world where anyone can say anything, checking your sources is a thing of the past and the phrase “fact checker” has become nothing but a bad joke, one might question what you can believe, and maybe even is there anyone I can truly believe.

If you’re a Christian, the title of this piece should take on a whole new meaning, a literal one. When God said, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor,” He meant it. We need to be careful what we say and do and especially what we share. We are the people commanded to let our yes be yes and our no be no. If we want people to trust in the One we say we follow, then we must be trustworthy ourselves. We who follow the One who said, “I am the Truth,” must also be very careful to always speak truth, and post truth and share truth. We need to do our due diligence and be certain not to bear false witness. This is very difficult in a world where many people will say what or do whatever it takes to advance an agenda, our agenda is only advanced by truth. I have failed in this area many times, no doubt many of you have too, but we must be careful. Eternity hangs in the balance.

Speak the truth in love and if you put it on the internet, it must be true.

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