WEB Notes: This is a really good one to get people to think. I know for years I have seen Christians believe in certain scriptural predictions by men and as the years went on the people morphed and changed their belief structure so those predictions would stay alive and well. With time having ran out for those predictions in some cases, some even continue on with these predictions as if they somehow have to be true.
Now we enter the trump era and we see a huge divide between Christian brothers over their beliefs in a politician. I find this astounding. I have seen several camps. One camp believes God is on trump’s side and anyone who does not see that is blind. Well, we all have opinions, let us all remember that and let us all remember we are Christians first. Bond in Christ and that should be inseparable.
Oxford Dictionaries has named “post-truth” its word of the year for 2016. How fitting.
Oxford says it’s “an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.’
“In the last two months we have witnessed the inability of many to cope with truths they do not want to accept. Many on the left were unable to cope with the unwanted and surprising election results. Their emotions were more important than the harsh reality.
People often talk in relativistic terms of, “Well, that’s your truth, but that’s not necessarily my truth.” But while we may perceive truth in differing ways, truth itself exists, regardless of whether one accepts it or not.
It’s a cliché by now, but well has it been said that we’re all entitled to our own opinions. But we’re not entitled to our own facts.
If you were to take some medicine, it could be lethal if someone had switched the label — even in a “post-truth” culture.