Not everything is as it seems. This is a common phrase people have used for centuries. How well we know that phrase, but do we consider it in our day-to-day living?
Here’s another well-known phrase: Appearances aren’t everything. Or, “A book is not known by its cover.” They say pretty much the same thing. We have to investigate something fully before we can state as-a-matter-of-fact what it is.
What about global and national news broadcast to us daily? Is everything as it seems to be, as provided by the news reports we hear? I think not. I don’t want to get people paranoid about listening to the news, but i do want people to think about what they are hearing, and if it’s a critical issue, do their own research to validate or disprove what they are hearing.
There have been many times when we are told something via mass media that simply is not true. For example, the incident that the United States uses as an excuse to enter the Vietnam War was, years later, admitted by government officials to be what is called a ‘false flag.’ The event never happened. We were lied to. The event was staged to provide a reason for entering the war to the American people.
A similar thing happened with the Iraq war. Weapons of mass destruction, the stated justification for our involvement in that war, were never found. Again we were mislead by ‘intelligence’ sources who fabricated information in order to achieve a pre-determined end.
We call such events “false flags.” It’s getting to the point now that we never know if the government is telling us fact or fiction. How can we trust a government that is so manipulative and decidedly dishonest. Is our government willing to tell us anything and do anything to achieve their ends? It’s plausible. Have we already passed the point of no return?
I pray we can educate people to make better decisions when voting for our political leaders. I pray we can smarten up to not just take information dished out to us as fact on sheer face value. We are living in deceptive times, people, and we have to be sharper than ever if want to make sense out of nonsense.
Walk by the spirit of God and you will be able to separate truth from error, fact from fiction.
Remember that not everything is as it seems. Let’s have the genuine concern and take the time necessary to find out what is really going on under the surface so we can help each other change the culture of deception in which we live.