Fact or Fiction?
A couple of years back I wrote a post that had some statements made by Saul Alinsky. I was told by a friend that they had checked it out with Snopes.com and that the statements were false. So, I read the book and found the statements were true. I decided to check out the fact checkers, so I emailed a young man I was introduced to who was on staff of an organization that maintains a database of global fact-checking sites. I still have his answer and here is what he had to say just for the heading. “Your question about web sites who claim to check facts and proclaim truth is one of interest.
Let me start by saying Google, Wiki, Snopes, Factcheck, TruthorFiction, Politifact and several others have their problems stating true facts”. He sent me several pages where Snopes.com (the most used one) had totally missed the mark and several other pages where they stated facts but not truth. I just heard a sermon on that. You can have facts that lack truth. That’s another sermon.
The internet believers have been snowed by Snope’s and other fact-finders. You know what else I found out? The fact-finder’s get their information the same place you get yours, the internet. Do you believe everything you read on the internet? Oh, you can check it out with your favorite fact-finder. I’m going somewhere with this so hang on.
I just can’t understand how people can believe a self-proclaimed journalist and fact-finder and not believe God the Creator and His Word? Over the centuries, people have scoffed at the Bible and have pointed out how unscientific it supposedly is. This is especially true in our times. Since the earliest days of history, people have mocked and laughed at the Bible.
I was reading where some had mocked the Bible because it says the stars are uncountable (Genesis 15:5). They said the Bible cannot be true, because although there are a lot of stars, you certainly can count them. With the naked eye a person might be able to count several thousand stars. With today’s technology we have telescopes that allow us to see further into space. With these extremely powerful telescopes, astronomers have concluded that the stars are innumerable. Imagine that, the Bible was right!
The Bible also says that the earth hangs upon nothing (Job 26:7). We have videos and pictures from space that show a gleaming blue and beautiful earth in its orbit around the sun. Imagine that, it was the Bible that said, "Things which are seen were not made of things which are visible" (Hebrews 11:3), predating by centuries the discoveries of modern science that show the direct connection between visible matter and invisible energy. It was the Bible that said the earth was round (Isaiah 40:22), but for years people laughed at the craziness of the statement; everyone "knew" the earth was flat.
With all the information the Bible gives, we still need to understand that it is not the purpose of the Bible to tell us how the heavens go, but rather how we can go to heaven.
The Word of God instructs us how to know God and how to live for Him in this troubled and confused world. And it is the only book that speaks TRUTH and with authority in this realm. Do you want facts about life and death, heaven and hell, good and bad, rewards and consequences, truth and deception, God and Satan? The facts are in the Bible.
Please, do not send me an article where some infidel calls God a monster for people choosing to go to hell. Read the Scriptures. I don’t care how many D’s he or she have after their name. There are way too many Theory-logians than Theologians. The Bible states facts not theories. There is only one way to the Father. Jesus said that He is the way, the truth and the life and no one goes to heaven without Him. God Bless!