There’s a whole lot of fact checking going on today. But are these fact checks really based on facts? And, where are people getting their facts?
Webster’s Dictionary defines facts as: something that has actual existence, an actual occurrence, a piece of information presented as having objective reality, or the quality of being actual and hinges on evidence.
We live in an age where anyone can share information on the internet and call it factual. For instance, have you ever researched a topic on Wikipedia? There may actually be some factual information on there, but there is a lot of information that is false.
Atheists claim there is no God. They back up their claims by saying science supports this “fact.” But, how does science prove there is no God? It doesn’t. Christianity is being attacked now more than it ever has been in America. And, most of these attacks claim to be based on facts.
Anti-Christians say the Bible is just a fictional book. Some call it a book of fairytales. I cringe at just having to type that! In our culture, most people are entitled to their own facts. Let’s take gender identity as an example. We have clear evidence that there are only two genders—male and female except for the very rare occurrence of a person who is intersex (born with both male and female genitalia).
Yet many people now believe there are an infinite number of genders. They not only claim this to be factual, but they teach this in our schools and colleges as facts. Real facts are not subject to our own interpretations.
The objective fact (fact that can be seen or observed) is there are two genders indicated by genitalia—male and female. But in our society, facts are being changed on a daily basis to fit the agendas of those who oppose Christianity and embrace sin. This alone proves that today’s perspective of facts are basically worthless.
Colleges and now even public schools teach these things and require students to accept them as absolute facts, and yet the Holy Bible is banned from schools. Wonder why? Maybe this is why they teach multiple genders, yet ban the Bible:
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Genesis 1:27 (MEV)
Abortion is embraced as natural and as every woman’s right. Women are being deceived by this lie which causes many to attempt suicide later due to the guilt they feel. The truth that every life is valuable, is neglected and traded for the world’s idea that a fetus is nothing more than a cluster of cells. They push this as factual as well. But God’s Word says:
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Jeremiah 1:5 (MEV)
Your eyes saw me unformed, yet in Your book all my days were written, before any of them came into being. Psalm 139:16 (MEV)
Homosexuality runs rampant in our society today though God calls it detestable. Pornography has spread like a pandemic. Adultery has become a norm. Swingers, wife swapping, and other sexual sin is widespread. Children are being stolen and sold into sexual slavery by the thousands. All kinds of sexual immorality is celebrated. People have lost their ability to blush over sin.
Just as The Lord spoke over Jerusalem:
Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? They were not at all ashamed, nor could they blush... Jeremiah 6:15 (MEV)
I could go on and on about things that are called facts without reason today, but I won’t. I’m sure you can think of many of your own examples. This attack on Christianity is typical of what Christ said would happen in the last days. But it is still alarming to see it all around us, and increasing at such a lightning fast rate.
Faith will always be more important than the twisted facts this world tries to push on us. God’s Holy Word is greater than fact, because it is Truth. I have said it many times, “Faith trumps facts.” So, we must be careful not to fall for “fact checking,” according to the world’s standards and be absolutely sure we are “faith checking,” according to the Bible.
The Bible is not subjective to our own beliefs and cannot be twisted to fit our agendas. It is plain and simple truth. And, it is the pattern by which the righteous live their lives. God’s existence is also objective which many also deny. But, He has shown His existence throughout creation in the world that surrounds us.
Still, truth is still being suppressed by sin and wickedness. This factor alone fulfills prophecy in Scripture about the last days. Terrible things happen when we trade God’s Word for lies. And, especially when we deny the very existence of God.
But because people have rejected His existence and His truth for so long, the world has been allowed to have its false belief system, along with all of its ridiculous fact checks. We often wonder how anyone—dare I say it—could be so ignorant and believe some of the ludicrous things that are believed and being taught today. But this is even explained in the Bible. Just take a look at these Scriptures and think about it.
The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth through unrighteousness. For what may be known about God is clear to them since God has shown it to them. The invisible things about Him—His eternal power and deity—have been clearly seen since the creation of the world and are understood by the things that are made, so that they are without excuse.
Because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him or give thanks to Him as God, but became futile in their imaginations, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools.
Therefore God gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their own bodies among themselves. They turned the truth of God into a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged the natural function for what is against nature. Likewise the men, leaving the natural function of the woman, burned in their lust toward one another, men with men doing that which is shameful, and receiving in themselves the due penalty of their error.
And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not proper. They were filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, proud, boastful, inventors of evil things, and disobedient toward parents, without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, calloused, and unmerciful, who know the righteous requirement of God, that those who commit such things are worthy of death. They not only do them, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
Romans 1:18-22, 24-32 (MEV)
It would be a terrible thing to be abandoned by God. Yet, if we continue to deny Him—if we continually rely on worldly facts--and reject the infallible, inerrant, truth of God’s Word, we may very well find ourselves heading in that direction.
Let’s forget about fact checking, and start faith checking. The only truth we need is found in the pages of His Holy Word. It is living and active, and He speaks to us through those words. Make sure your truth is coming from the most reputable source—The Holy Bible.
Donna Sparks is an International Speaker and Evangelist. She is the Author of Beauty From Ashes: My Story of Grace, and, No Limits: Embracing the Miraculous.