Media Matters - Part 1

Over the next few weeks my articles will focus on informing believers that the secular media is not, nor should be the source of accurate information concerning; current events, political happenings, climate change, religious freedom, and many other subjects. Now is not the time to think because the election has gone the way most media outlets wanted it to go, that they are now slowing down on their ungodly agenda. Normally I just write these articles and rarely give you the background as to what moved me to write about a specific subject or a passage in the Word of God. Recently while reading posts generated on Facebook from other Assemblies of God pastors one article caught my attention. A pastor shared resources on where you can fact check information. He had mentioned how some people question the integrity of fact-checkers such as Snopes. Most Americans have always considered Snopes as a reliable fact-checking organization, with no ulterior motives other than the truth. The passage to consider in light of what Snopes recently published is found in Isaiah 5:18-21 18What sorrow for those who drag their sins behind them with ropes made of lies, who drag wickedness behind them like a cart! 19They even mock God and say, “Hurry up and do something! We want to see what you can do. Let the Holy One of Israel carry out his plan, for we want to know what it is.” 20What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.21What sorrow for those who are wise in their own eyes and think themselves so clever! The passage is so clear and straightforward that little instruction is needed other than to remind us there are bad individuals in our society who want us to believe they are looking out for our best interest. The following article can be found on Snopes web site. Due to limited space, only a portion of the article will be added here. This article about creationism is republished here with permission from The Conversation. This content is shared here because the topic may interest Snopes readers; it does not, however, represent the work of Snopes fact-checkers or editors. Many people around the world looked on aghast as they witnessed the harm done by conspiracy theories such as QAnon and the myth of the stolen US election that led to the attack on the US Capitol Building on January 6. Yet while these ideas will no doubt fade in time, there is arguably a much more enduring conspiracy theory that also pervades America in the form of young-Earth creationism. And it’s one that we cannot ignore because it is dangerously opposed to science. In the US today, up to 40% of adults agree with the young-Earth creationist claim that all humans are descended from Adam and Eve within the past 10,000 years. They also believe that living creatures are the result of “special creation” rather than evolution and shared ancestry. And that that Noah’s flood was worldwide and responsible for the sediments in the geologic column (layers of rock built up over millions of years), such as those exposed in the Grand Canyon. Such beliefs derive from the doctrine of biblical infallibility, long accepted as integral to the faith of numerous evangelical and Baptist churches throughout the world, including the Free Church of Scotland. But I would argue that the present-day creationist movement is a fully-fledged conspiracy theory. It meets all the criteria, offering a complete parallel universe with its own organizations and rules of evidence, and claims that the scientific establishment promoting evolution is an arrogant and morally corrupt elite. This so-called elite supposedly conspires to monopolize academic employment and research grants. Its alleged objective is to deny divine authority, and the ultimate beneficiary and prime mover is Satan.” Copies of the entire article are available at the Church or copy and paste the following: https://www.snopes.com/news/2021/02/04/why-creationism-bears-all-the-hallmarks-of-a-conspiracy-theory/

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