Sharing what hasn’t been read, approving what lacks basis in Scripture

A Forbes article stated that “upwards of 60% of links shared on social media were posted without the sharer reading the article first.” Facebook is now tracking how long users look at posts as they look to control what they term fake news.

I’ve seen people make comments on social media links that had nothing to do with the content, just a knee-jerk reaction. The 60% figure is not surprising, therefore.

One wonders if people do similar things in God’s kingdom.

Do some saints recommend people and works that aren’t true to Scripture? Do they approve of things that have no basis in the Bible? Do congregations support efforts they really don’t know much about?

Are we ourselves guilty of giving a stamp of approval to false doctrine and teachers? 2 Jn 1.

“But examine all things; hold fast to what is good. Stay away from every form of evil” 1 Thes 5.21-22.

#examine, #sound-doctrine