commentary: Day of Deception
Awash in Information
Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Given 21-Jun-14; Sermon #1219c; 13 minutes
Richard Ritenbaugh, referring to the Olivet Prophecy as the foundational prophecy of the Bible, containing the basis for unlocking the secrets of Bible prophecy, including the abomination of desolation, the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, the sequences of Joel, Revelation, and Daniel, emphasizes that the very first warning Christ gives in that Prophecy is to beware of deception, religious deception primarily, consisting of false prophets, false messiahs, and a flood of falsehood with layers of lies, spinning truth into pretzels, attempting to convince us that right is wrong and wrong is right. Our vulnerability to deception has been increased with the exponential explosion of information, via the internet, Facebook, Twitter, and other sources of information. Enough data is pumped through the Internet every minute to take several lifetimes to process—far more than we have the capacity to comprehend. We must stick to the trunk of the tree (God's precious Word) and place our baloney detectors on high alert to combat the deluge of deception entering our nervous systems.
Baloney censors Being ready Bias and slant Concerted effort to deceive Daniel 9 Deception Disinformation ' Experts' False messiahs False religion Figurative and literal Guarding our minds High speed internet Information age Internet minute Isaiah 5:20 Joel 3 Logical fallacies Matthew 24 Olivet prophecy basis for unlocking secrets of Bible prophecy Trunk of the tree Trusting shampoo bottle Twisting truth into falsehood and falsehood into truth Twisting truth into pretzels Watching