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Gospel

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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Racism

The Bible and racism (updated)

Years ago, in South Africa, you were classified according to the colour of your skin and the coarseness of your hair.  You were told where you could and couldn’t live.  You were told which bus you could and couldn’t ride. You we told who you could and couldn’t marry.

Racism is part of our history.

South Africa, the USA and many other countries have struggled and continue to struggle with racism.

The killing of George Floyd has brought the issue of racism to the fore.

A good definition of racism is an explicit or implicit belief or practice that distinguishes or values one race over other races.

A racist believes that their race, whatever it may be, is superior to other races.