Sunday, April 11, 2010

Whose Report Will You Believe?

We are living at the height of the Information Age. The answer to virtually any question is literally at our fingertips. Not only can one access this endless wealth of knowledge via the Internet from computers at home, in the workplace, and just about everywhere else, but most can also do so from a “smart” device that can be carried in one’s pocket. “Google it” has become the mantra of this generation.

We have become confident in knowing that any information we desire is only a few clicks away. While we can be sure of the abundance of information that is easily available to one and all, we cannot (and should not) be as confident about its veracity. Because literally anyone can disseminate material online, the Internet is replete with erroneous, misleading, and outright false information.

Recently, I was looking for the answer to a relatively elementary health related question. I easily found several articles that claimed to provide the answer I was seeking. Each appeared to be from a reliable, trustworthy source. The problem was that I found more than one answer. And each answer conflicted with and contradicted the others. My search for truth left me more confused than when it began. Whose report should I believe?

Thankfully, when it comes to life’s most important questions we have a source of information that is sure, steadfast, reliable, and true –the Bible. The Bible is God’s Holy Word. It is inspired by God Himself – literally God-breathed (2 Tim 3:16, 2 Pet 1:21, Psa 33:6). It was prompted, controlled and directed by God. The Bible is infallible and inerrant –incapable of error and entirely trustworthy. It’s truthfulness extends to every word and detail (2 Sam 7:28, Psa 119:140-151).

Whose report will you believe? We shall believe the report of the Lord!

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