by Editor George C Duke
50 TO 75 Years ago Newspaper Editors and Newsmen fought to be able to present good honest reliable news no matter who it affected. Today we are living in a day where the news has become so corrupted that one does not know what to beleive and who to trust.
Recentley on my trip to the United Kingdom after my arrival I travelled to High Wycombe where I needed to get a sim card for my cell phone in order to be able to make local calls. On my way back to my car a Muslim man noted my accent and he asked me if he could ask me a question? My reply was yes and he then asked me, Why is President Trump against Muslims coming to the USA. I looked at him and told him, President Trump is not against Muslim Immigration as long as they can be vetted. He has stated this very clearly that if they can not be vetted they should not be allowed into the USA. I then told him what you have heard is, (FAKE NEWS).
Fake news has always been around and is not limited to the News Media. There is fake news that circulates every day and so many times we are either the guina pig or the victim. it occurs on the job, in relationships, among friends, especially among enemies, and YES also in the CHURCH. If you watch any good wholesome western movies you will notice that in the church there is always someone that is spreading gossip or fake news.
In my book (Guns to the Gospel) I relate how that Stan keeps the church in a constant warfare. Sometimes it’s Pastor against Pastor, Saint against Pastor or vice versa, Saint against Saint. Many times a new convert is not aware of this satanic warfare and leaves the church and sometimes even serving Christ over problems of this sort.
Many times Pastors hurt one another or their flock by either beleiving, spreading, or propagating false news. I have seen this occur many times and have been the recipiant and have endured a lot of hurt because of false reports regarding me or my wife. ONE thing we must understand, it is not a organization itself that is the problem but is is men or women that belong to the organization. Also we must not cause hurt to the organization because it happens to us. I belong to a Christian Organization that holds the true Apostolic Message and I would never desire to damage it. I am so thankful that one day I was allowed to be born again because of the truth. Since that time I have seen many men that served themselves by being a part of this organization. I remember when I worked a secular job I saw what men who do to get ahead. It is also true in the Church arena. Some Pastors will do anything to gain a position sometimes cutting down on those that are in their way. They will beleive reports coming to them and readily accept them if it comes from a friend or relative.
I am so glad that I had a Pastor that warned me of this warfare that I was entering into when I got into the church. Here is some news that is not fake!
Remember what Jesus said: Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; 18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. 20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. 21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. 22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. 23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. 24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. 25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? 26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. 27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. 28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. 32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. 34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. 37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.