Over Spring Break, I spent a sleepless night catching up on several of ESPN’s 30 for 30 episodes. The feature which struck a nerve was entitled Fantastic Lies, a documentary on three Duke University men’s lacrosse players who were falsely accused of rape. Unfortunately, in recent years certain issues create a firestorm and in this typically case some are assumed to be guilty before all the facts are presented.
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful, Hebrews 10:23.
In this age of political correctness, innocent until proven guilty no longer applies. The media has a tendency to jump to conclusions, labeling the villian and making it nearly imposible for justice to be achieved. As the three Duke players and their parents found out, if Americans don’t have the financial means to defend themselves, fantastic lies can place the innocent behind bars.
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded, Hebrews 10:35,
From an Easter perspective, those who fear Christianity continue to spread lies about Jesus. As the sermon that I heard on Sunday proclaimed, if skeptics can prove Jesus never rose from the dead, the Christian faith would be destroyed. Thus, fantastic lies continue today, hoping that one will cause countless to abandon their faith. To prevent this trend from being effective, make sure that you open the Bible daily so that the truth within will set you free.
by Jay Mankus