Nothing is ever ‘black and white’. Most of the time it’s a shade of gray. In today’s world, truth is often obscured by media spin, which ultimately intends to influence your ‘normal’ frames of reference.
Last night’s “Dr. Phil” episode (a repeat from last year), about a Christian woman’s concern that her daughter-in-law is a witch who has estranged her son from his family, reminded me that everyone wants to be ‘right’. Dr. Phil’s response is “Do you want to be right, or do you want to be in your son’s family life again?” That is a perfectly reasonable question. Too often being right is more important.
But I digress. My point is that, when we use our reasoning powers and not our hearts, we may fall victim to manipulation. But how can we know whether something is true or not?
4 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.1 John 4:1 KJV