Now more than ever, we are faced with a bombardment of truth claims being blasted at us from every direction. With the rise of modern technology came the ability to transmit information to millions of people across the globe in a matter of seconds. Whether it be through the media, social media, literature, newspapers, conferences, push notifications, YouTube videos, podcasts, or the like, it is safe to say that we are by far the most informed people to ever live on this planet.
With this incredible leap in the transmission of information has also come a significant rise in the propagation of misinformation. Things have become so bad, in fact, that many people don’t know what to believe anymore when it comes to a variety of topics. As Christians, this should be particularly alarming considering that we are to be a people pledged to the truth. The problem is that many Christians are also finding themselves lost within the lies of our culture.
While it is true that we will never have a perfect understanding on all things, it is equally true that we have fallen into ignorance in many areas because we lack Biblical discernment. God’s Word provides us with the lenses through which we are to view the world around us. Every truth claim that we are encountered with should be measured against the standard of God’s perfect Word. The Bible teaches us to be logical and to think critically about the issues that we face in our day. This makes sense in the Christian worldview because God is the source of all logic, wisdom, and knowledge (Prov. 2:6; Col. 2:3). He alone possesses these attributes in their fullness, and He alone is capable of sharing them with us through the medium of His Word.
Instead of looking to the world to tell us what to think on any given subject, we should be consulting God’s Word and testing all truth claims according to His perfect revelation. Ignorance is not a valid Christian attribute, and it could be rightly said that we understand not because we study not.
Open your Bibles and read. Pray for understanding. Seek after wisdom as silver, gold, and precious gems. Make it your chief business to know God’s Word and you will find all the answers that you need!