Fact Checking by Paul Pickren

Most of us are not usually very happy with our politicians, regardless of which side we are on. One of the principle reasons for our displeasure with them is they often say something today that directly contradicts what they said last week, last month, last year or maybe years ago. It’s just difficult to fully trust someone who anywhere from occasionally to frequently, 1s saying something different and presenting it all as truth.

The fact that almost everything they say is recorded allows us to “fact check” what they say. So many of them, it seems, are unfazed by their lack of consistency. It’s just difficult to believe them at times.

I know as humans we sometimes change our opinion of things. Usually we can give a reason for doing so, if for no other reason than to justify in our own minds our desire to change.

It is a shame that so many people put so much emphasis on and trust in someone who has proven to have problems telling the truth and so little importance on what the one Being who “cannot lie” (Hebrews 6:18) has to say.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8); For I the LORD do not change (Malachi 3:6); the word of the Lord remains forever. (1 Peter 1:25). We would do well to listen to, believe and obey the abiding word of God. It is His truth that saves. His words are truth (John 17:17). Let me encourage us to “fact check” the word of God. We’ll find His plan to save man has not changed. The Gospel message for salvation 2,000 years ago is the exact same message preached today for the saving of man’s soul.