7 Truths about the Gospel we proclaim

“Fake news” is a newish term that’s in circulation today.

Fake news is a type of journalism that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes.

Fake news is written and published with the intent to mislead in order to gain financially or politically. Often with sensationalist, exaggerated, or patently false statements.

Many people think that the gospel about Jesus is fake news.

Those who believe the gospel are considered at best naïve, or at worst: extremists. The gospel about Jesus is considered to be a fabrication intended to deceive.

Are Christians propagators of fake news?

The New Testament book of 2 Thessalonians says, “no”.

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Is the truth about Jesus fake news?

Has anyone ever told you that your faith is a “crutch?” Perhaps they’ve said that belief in God is a crutch for weak people who don’t have the strength to take responsibility for their own lives.

This idea that Christian faith is a psychological crutch for needy people is a popular one. 

These skeptics say that God is merely a psychological projection: he doesn’t actually exist in any factual sense, but exists only in the minds of his followers, who have created God out of their own need – a need for a father figure or a need to give significance to their existence.

The most famous proponent of this view was Sigmund Freud who theorized that your view of God springs from your view of your father.

Is Christianity true or is it just a fanciful myth or mental projection?  Does Christianity stand up to scrutiny or are we all simply implicit in a universal God delusion?  How do we know that certain hard doctrines, like the doctrine that Jesus is going to return to judge the world, are true?

Fake news websites deliberately publish hoaxes and propaganda, using social media. Fake news websites seek to mislead readers for financial or other gain.  Is the truth about Jesus fake news that Christians believe to make them feel better?

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