Pastor’s Notes – Don’t Panic.
“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”
– 1 Corinthians 14:33 –
Why is there so much disinformation about the coronavirus, masks, children spreading the virus, the “second wave,” infection numbers, social distancing, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc…?
Not MISinformation, but purposeful DISinformation?
There is now no doubt that there is a campaign in effect to intentionally spread wrong information and contradictory information to the general public on a daily basis.
How can so many different factions be united in their misinformation campaign?
Who is the “leader” of this campaign that coordinates the dissemination of the disinformation?
As always, we can look to God’s Word, the Bible for answers. John 8:44 tells us “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
Satan is jealous of God. Satan wants to destroy the order that God has set in place and replace it with his demonic order, so Satan uses his willing compatriots in the media and politics to spread his lies and confusion. There is no great master plan; the master plan is to destroy God’s plan and institute Satan’s own will. Remember, Lucifer got kicked out of heaven for wanting to be equal to God: “I will be like the most high.” (Isaiah 14:14).
So Satan’s lies manifest in various forms. Satan wants HIS plan to be in effect, which is the exact opposite of God’s plan. Right now this manifests in a thing called coronavirus. Satan’s lies also manifest in abortion, socialism/communism, destruction of the family, lawlessness, militant feminism, homosexuality, racism, drug addiction, drunkenness, covetousness, sexual promiscuity, false gods, and the list goes on and on.
When we apply God’s Word to the situations we see today, it becomes clear.
1 Corinthians 14:33: “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” God is so gracious that He has given us the truth in His word. The Bible was written over the span of about 1,500 years, but it can, and should, be applied to the situations we are living through RIGHT NOW. But you have to know God’s word to apply it.
At River Westlake Baptist Church, we will dive into God’s word and apply it to what is happening to us today. It will be very clear to you too! Praise God.