Misinformation and Disinformation about God and the Bible

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"Disinformation has been around since the serpent sold Eve on the fateful apple."—Elizabeth Pond

Except, perhaps, for the supposition that it was an apple, writer Elizabeth Pond had the right perspective in a feature article in The Christian Science Monitor. She added: "Just what is disinformation? Simply put, it is the deliberate planting of false or misleading political information to influence either public or elite opinion.

It is not just misinformation, or mistaken information . . . It is planted information with the source secret or disguised." This view is borne out in the Bible.

Our time is marked by a massive ignorance about what the Bible actually says. We see that some writers and speakers can say almost anything about the Holy Scriptures and convince some people to believe them.

We are told variously that Judas Iscariot was innocent of Christ's blood, that shoplifting is not a sin, that Jesus' parables are morally disastrous, that He studied yoga in the Far East, that Paul is the real founder of Christianity, ad infinitum—all distorted ideas advanced in recent years by misguided religious thinkers.

This is the age of spiritual disinformation. People won't and don't read the Bible for themselves. Many are content to accept the views and opinions of so-called experts who are often quite biased in their perspective.