In the last several years there has been a spread of “Fake News” on social media platforms, and it has even seeped into traditional print and television media.
This Fake News is a way to spread false information or propaganda…and it has been a part of life in one way or another for thousands of years. I would spread “fake news” about my sister to my parents all the time when I was a kid.
Unfortunately, deliberate disinformation doesn’t just come out of Facebook, Fox News, and CNN. It also happens in churches. There are some people that quote verses and concepts that are not in the Bible or are terrible interpretations of what the Bible says.
In the next six weeks, we will be looking at some common misconceptions and disinformation that has seeped into the public consciousness about what the Bible does and doesn’t say.
Does the Bible Really Say That?
On Sunday we will look closely at the saying “God helps them that help themselves.” If you were to ask the average person on the street or in the church I have a suspicion that they would say this is true and that it is in the Bible somewhere (maybe the Old Testament…or perhaps in Revelation?).
Let me be the first to burst your bubble by stating that this pearl of wisdom is not in the Bible, and it is not wise.
Want to know why?
I guess you will have to plan to join us this Sunday at either 9:30 am, 11:00 am or 12:30 pm. We have childcare at all of our services and we are ready for you and a friend that you would invite. If you cannot be there in person, you can watch online the following week by clicking going to www.np.church/resources