In a world inundated with information, it is crucial for believers to discern the truth from the carefully crafted narratives that often distort reality. As a Christian leader, I have been compelled to explore the ways in which truth is suppressed in various facets of our society. Drawing from the teachings of the Bible, this post aims to shed light on how and why truth is often obscured in history, sciences, and the media.
I. Historical Manipulation:
Historical accounts are often subject to manipulation, with certain narratives being favored while others are marginalized or omitted altogether. The Bible reminds us of the importance of preserving the truth in Proverbs 22:21, “Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge; for it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; let them all be fixed upon your lips.”
Statues are being desecrated. Significant historic narratives are being suppressed. Here are some examples:
– the Muslim conquest of India which began in 711 AD and went on for over a 1,000 years. It’s considered the greatest unreported genocide in the history of mankind. Estimates are in the hundreds of millions Hindus who were slaughtered by the invading Muslims.
– Another example is the Arab slave trade which slaved up to 80 million Africans to the Arab world (only around 250,00 slaves ended up in the United States from the Transatlantic slave route). Somehow this history is of no interest to our academic institutions.
II. Scientific Worldview and Biblical Truth:
The clash between scientific theories and biblical truths has been a point of contention for centuries. It is essential for Christians to discern where scientific paradigms may deviate from the foundational truths of Scripture. Romans 1:25 reminds us, “They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator.”
In the 2008 movie “Expelled” featuring Ben Stein, highlighted the problem of how secular academia suppresses freedom in the sciences. And with the latest gender ideologies the issue of fraudulent science being pushed into classrooms and medical practices is even of greater relevance.
III. The Media and the Shaping of Perception:
The Media today wields significant influence over public opinion, often perpetuating narratives that align with certain agendas. Ephesians 4:14 exhorts believers, “Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.”
What sources have you been drawing from?
IV. The Role of Discernment:
In a world where truth is often obscured, Christians are called to exercise discernment. Hebrews 5:14 encourages us, “But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.”
By embracing the Biblical perspective, we equip ourselves with the discernment necessary to navigate through the distortions of truth in history, sciences, and media services. As believers, we are called to be vigilant and unwavering in our pursuit of truth, as Proverbs 23:23 reminds us, “Buy truth, and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline, and understanding.” Let us remain steadfast in our commitment to seek truth and to expose the veils of deception that may seek to shroud it.
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