Every day we are bombarded with a plethora of news bulletins, conspiracy theories, beliefs, judgements, and opinions. How careful are we in assessing the viability of each source and discerning what to believe and what to dismiss? And how do we combat the fake news and ideologies that are contradictory to the gospel and to the word of God?
Theologian John Stott recommended the valuable art of double listening. That is…the faculty of listening to two voices at the same time, the voice of God through Scripture and the voices of men and women around us.
Learning to discern and hold fast to God’s truth when surrounded by relativism, manipulated narratives, fear and scaremongering should be the concern of each one of us, and church is not exempt from these operational forces!