“Since we’ve been put through that battery of tests, you’re guaranteed that both we and the Message are free of error, mixed motives, or hidden agendas.” 1 Thessalonians 2:4
Sometimes I feel as if the barrage of news on TV plays against our commonsense and intelligence. Often when something completely outrageous is being shown several times in the same day, I think “It must be a slow news day” and turn it off. Most of the time I tune into NPR to get the least biased news available and trust the reports have done their homework.
When learning about the craft of writing, I became a fact-checker whenever I had any doubt about a subject. Our audiences deserve to read or hear messages free of error–just as Apostle Paul worked diligently to keep the facts straight about Jesus.
The Internet makes it easier to do research. However, I may put too much faith and trust in Wikipedia and internet sources. Forgive me if my facts are not 100% accurate!
Lord, give us smart minds to determine when to screen messages coming our way. Amen.