Matthew 28:11 – Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.
Matthew 28:12 – And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,
Matthew 28:13 – Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
Matthew 28:14 – And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.
Matthew 28:15 – So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
Hello readers, fact check this! We are in a time where fact checking is at an all time high. It does annoy me a bit seeing people or fact checking “bodies” telling you what’s right and what’s wrong. Like they’re God. Like they know what’s right and wrong. Like they’ve got the science. Like they’ve got the education. Like they know. When they don’t. When they’re a bunch of liars trying to make you believe their lies so they can control you and lead you and make you their follower. They want you under their power, because Satan wants you under his power.
Who’s doing the fact checking anyway? Who’s fact checking the fact checkers? There was a time when the Bible was the fact checker, now people are fact checking the Bible with their lies. Christians really shouldn’t be so surprised, we started fact checking God’s word ourselves with all our new Bibles and critical text and revising and editing and deleting and telling God, hey you meant that and I’ll tell you how you meant it and what it means because you’re such an idiot you can’t communicate with your creation. We love to be the fact checker, not being the one getting our facts checked by God’s word.
In Jesus’ resurrection, we have a wonderful picture of a truth that is so, so utterly relevant to us today. Did you know they tried fact checking Jesus Christ’s resurrection? He rose from the dead, but then they said, hey no he didn’t. And they threatened and paid off the soldiers who were there to spread the lie for them. Yeah that’s what this modern phenomenon of fact checking is like these days. I see a lot of fact checking going on like on Facebook or online, and their fact checking is a bunch of lies more often than not.
We have to recognize what the real battle is, and where this will really all end. The chief priests in the scripture quoted at the start did a pretty good job of fact checking the truth didn’t they. They fact checked the truth with their lies, and got people to believe their lie as the truth, and hold the truth as a lie. Fancy that. Imagine living your whole life believing some lie that was concocted designed to make you follow them instead of Christ. See that’s what it was all about. The whole fact checking was about getting you to believe the religious elite over Jesus Christ. It was all about power, because Satan wants to bring you under his power. And many people, in fact most of the planet and in history, has lived under his power, and will go where he goes. Why do you want to believe his lies over Jesus Christ the truth? Is it worth going to hell because you believed some fact checkers lies?
The amount of censorship going on at the moment is ridiculous. Never has there been greater manipulation and control of the flow of information. Because everyone is so centralized on Google and Facebook, if you control these mediums by which you interact with the rest of the world, you control the masses. Technology which can be so great can also accelerate the spread of evil. Because everyone is so connected today like never before, sin and rebellion has spread like wildfire.
Information and knowledge is power. The story of Noah’s ark has been fact checked by the evolutionist liars for decades now. Why? Because if Noah’s ark and the end of that world in a flood is true, that demands something of you doesn’t it. It tells you God is real, God’s word is true, and God is the Judge. It demands you stop sinning doesn’t it. It places you under the authority of God. And man doesn’t like that. So many fabricated lie after lie after lie and fact checked the truth to the point of where you’re the idiot if you believe the story of Noah’s ark. Fact checking is nothing new really, they’ve always been fact checking truth so you’ll believe their lies.
The Bible says in Hosea 4:6 “my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”. Compare that to when Jesus said in John 8:32 “ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”. When you know the truth, you are set free from everything that is not the truth. You can’t be brought under the influence and control and power of lies anymore can you. Truth has a freeing effect. And truth is found in a person, the Lord Jesus Christ, and what he has said, the Bible. He truly will set you free. You don’t need to be played for a fool your whole life and go to hell and then weep and wail for eternity that you were so stupid and lied to and bought fables while you sold the truth.
I’ve been banned by Facebook before, I’ve been fact checked. It’s getting more and more common. The more truthful it is, the more likely you are to get banned. They have their community guidelines and they can ban you based on anything. We are at the point where declaration of truth is seen as “hate speech”. Not just this, but browsing through articles, on many articles or posts nowdays you see facebook putting their little disclaimer or fact checker below the video or article because, you know, they are the “authority” on what is true and what isn’t now. They reject God’s word as authority, but they don’t mind being authority.
See, the mainstream media and these kind of platforms are really like Satan’s equivalent of the Bible. They don’t mind preaching at you, while they say don’t preach at me. Satan’s Bible is on air 24/7, just turn on your TV, go on Youtube, go on Facebook, and you’re getting preached to. He’s on the air all the time, and always has been, because he is the prince of the power of the air. And he’s got a direct stream into your home and your heart and your life. And you love it. You love being under his authority. But oh no, not God. You get mad the one time in your life someone gives you a Bible verse. I talk to people who endlessly spew out their beliefs and philosophy and opinions and I say one Bible verse or talk about Jesus and they get hot. Even though I’ve listened to their garbage and am subjected to it all the time.
Facebook isn’t the truth. Google isn’t the truth. Science isn’t the truth. Government isn’t the truth. Sport isn’t the truth. Jesus Christ is the truth. End of story. Satan is the god of this world, and everything in this world is under his power and authority. He’s the father of lies, and this entire world is built on lies. No I’m not against real science. I’m not against facts. I’m not against truth. See, the truth was that Jesus Christ did rise from the dead. I’m not buying the lie that they paid the soldiers to spread just so they kept their reputation and place in society and power over the people. I’ve recently been on Facebook and they’re trying to give me the facts on climate change. Here Joseph, we’ll tell you what’s real and true and scientific. No thanks. I’d rather trust God. And think about how stupid the term “climate change” is anyway. Of course the climate changes! It’s always changing.
Stand up to the lying fact checkers. Because much of this fact checking and revising and editing and updating and redefining truth is all lies, if not all of it. They fact checked sodomy. Now it’s ok. They fact checked killing babies in the womb, now abortion is not just allowed, but it’s a human right and tied to female empowerment and liberation. They fact checked God’s word, now they’ve changed and hacked it up so much nobody even needs their Bible anymore. All these people with new Bibles don’t know a lick of scripture. We are in an age of Bible free Christianity. What a paradox. Without the Bible you have zero foundation. Oh the Spirit oh the Spirit. You have no idea what spirit you are of. How can you know? You don’t see the spirit world. If Satan is transformed as an angel of light and his ministers as ministers of righteousness according to 2 Corinthians 11:14, how on earth do you know what spirit is what without the Bible. You have nothing without your Bible, and your Bible wasn’t taken from you, you gave it away, you sold your vineyard.
Well, there were some fact checkers going around in Jesus Christ’s day. They were fact checking him during his whole ministry. They were going around telling the people that he was a liar and blasphemer and fake and fraud and had a devil. They were the fake news. They’d go around spreading their lies. And all it really was about was they were losing some “followers”. They were filled with envy because people were following Christ and realizing these guys are irrelevant jokers. Even Pilate noted this in Matthew 27:18 ” For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.” When you think about all the evil that is going on in this world it all ties to keeping “followers” following. Satan wants followers. Sports clubs want followers. Movie stars want followers. Influencers want followers. Government wants followers. How do you keep people following you? You cater to something they want or need and make sure they never turn elsewhere. See people would follow the religious elite because they were chasing being somebody, being right with God and so on. It was a big deal to be in the synagogue. But Jesus upset their whole show, and he was getting followers who realized they didn’t need all that pseudo religious junk anymore.
So many people and businesses morality even is about followers. Our biggest sporting organization in the country has a moral fibre that bends according to where society is at. So they have a “pride” round and they are woke and politically correct and pander to every fake righteous cause because they want to keep guess what? Followers. They don’t want to lose sponsorships and fans. Their business model, and that’s what it is, it’s a business, is about money, and keeping money flowing. What was required to get the soldiers to lie? Money. Oh they threatened them too. And how many people do what they’re supposed to do or say what they’re supposed to say because they know if they said Jesus Christ is God or that is sin or that is sin, they’d be kicked out, they wouldn’t be welcome anymore. People will do just about anything for financial security and success. At the core of most people’s morality is not what is actually right or wrong, it’s just about being accepted and protecting and advancing your selfish interests.
But I am digressing a bit, so I’ll get back on track here. Why did they try convincing everyone that Jesus didn’t rise from the dead? It’s very simple. The whole reason they wanted him dead was because he was taking their followers. People were stopping following and listening to them. They were losing their relevance and power in that society. Government and Facebook and YouTube etc wants you to follow them and think, say and do what you’re supposed to, what they tell you. They know that truth is what threatens them the most. If you know the truth about things, you can’t be controlled and brought under the power so easily.
If people knew Jesus rose from the dead, the priests and Pharisees and so on would lose all credibility. It would mean Jesus was right and they were wrong. See, they didn’t actually care about or for the people. This world truly does not care about you. You will die and guess what, nobody will miss you. Nothing will stop for you. You’ll be forgotten. This world will use you, and at the end, have no need or care for you. Don’t fool yourself. You’ll spend your whole life trying to be liked and that is meaningless and vain at its core. If people knew Jesus rose from the dead, it was bad news for the priests. It would mean they crucified an innocent man. It would mean they were evil, wicked, nasty, rotten liars, and that would be laid bare. It would mean all loss of power and credibility and authority. People would likely follow Jesus instead of them. And we can’t have that can we. We can’t have people following the Bible instead of a cult leader or scientists or a government narrative.
It’s interesting with the covid thing, really behind it all is money and power. At the core of this is power and money. It’s not really about public health and safety. If it was, we’d do something about alcohol and abortion and drugs and sodomy… but oh no, we don’t care about life at all. There are people and businesses gaining a whole lot in this whole covid drama. It’s increased and magnified government power, it’s made pharmaceutical companies unbelievably rich, and it’s all based on lies. Think about it, if it wasn’t based on lies, you wouldn’t have teams of people working around the clock to delete, remove, revise, edit and control the narrative. Truth prevails. If there’s nothing to hide, you wouldn’t be hiding all the facts and evidence and proof. This whole thing isn’t about the truth, it is about “a” truth. Big difference.
Yes I’m hitting a lot of topics and chasing a few rabbits here, but the whole point of this blog really is about follow Jesus Christ and not the lies of the world. There were religious, political and social elite involved in this lie. And you know what, many people bought the lie. Imagine being one of those people who sincerely believed these soldiers, and you’ll only find out in hell they lied to you all to make a buck and cover their own selves. They worked tirelessly to convince everyone Jesus didn’t rise from the dead when he did. They worked tirelessly to push a lie so that they could keep their status and control over people. They worked tirelessly so that they would ensure people kept believing them, following them, pursuing a higher place in society so they could be a bit more like them and part of their higher circle. Incredible.
This world does not want you following Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the truth, so they need to hide the truth from you. They need to convince you that the truth is not the truth. If you knew the facts, the truth, because Jesus is truth, you would surely follow Jesus. Surely? But the gospel is hid from many people, Satan blinds the minds of unbelievers, and Satan works to prevent you from being saved. So do those people that work for him. So did the Pharisees who were trying to prevent people from following Jesus so they’d follow them instead. Jesus really was right wasn’t he, he did say they were of their father the devil. Even in serving God, while thinking they were serving God, they were doing what the devil does. Trying to prevent people following Jesus Christ and knowing and following truth.
As we have already touched on, at the heart of many modern issues is that there is a competition for followers. Everyone wants followers. People, businesses, movements, corporations, organizations, governments want you to follow them. The Pharisees wanted followers because that’s how they measured themselves against each other. If you had followers, aka disciples, you had it made. You were a big deal. Think of how good you felt having your followers in tow behind you. Your boys. If you had a lot of followers you really were somebody weren’t you. When someone has a lot of followers on Facebook or Instagram or whatever it may be, you’re pretty important. You become a person of influence. The more followers, the more influence, the more weight you carry. It’s really so simple. Satan ultimately wants you to follow him, not Jesus Christ. All this world is competing for is for you to follow the world over Christ.
In order to ensure you follow him, Satan deals in information and knowledge. As opposed to giving knowledge though, he keeps it and deals in lies to control you. He isn’t the truth, he never speaks truth. He brings you under his power through lies. He wants to get you thinking a certain way, his way. He wants to affect how you think, because that will determine what you do. In asking a question of Eve and getting into a dialogue with her, he engineered the fall of the human race. All because of information and knowledge. He got her to follow him rather than follow God. If Satan can control information, he controls what you know, how you think, what you believe to be true, and how you act. And you see that everywhere.
See, Facebook is controlling and manipulating information far more than you think. They’re doing it so you will get a vaccine or believe climate change or accept LGBTQI as normal and right. So does Google. They are wanting to control information so you follow them, and think what they want you to think, believe what you want to believe, say what they want you to say, and do what they want you to do. All these big businesses find unity against a common enemy, the truth, who is the Lord Jesus Christ. Pilate and Herod got along in the matter of Jesus Christ, they’d always been enemies before that, but they became friends that day. Satan wants you to think his way. And many people do, even professing Christians. Professing Christians think his way about the Bible ,that’s why they don’t believe the Bible and their thinking and lives show they are under his power, not the leading of the Holy Spirit of God. But Satan doesn’t make you smarter or bring you life, because he brings lies, darkness and death. He’s never done a good thing for you and never will, and his end is the lake of fire with you. That’s where following him will end up. You’re not smart following him and believing his lies. There has never been a more zombified generation in my lifetime. Admittedly, I am not that old yet, but it’s incredible how much things have accelerated in recent years.
Everyone has become so centralized and connected on several platforms that those platforms have immense amounts of power to frame a narrative and control the masses. And these platforms are using their power to generate thinking and living that is against God’s word and against truth and against righteousness on all levels, because ultimately, this world is against Jesus Christ. Because it’s god is against Jesus Christ, of course the world is as well. And they don’t want you hearing truth or knowing truth. Because if you did, you wouldn’t follow their lies anymore. If you knew the truth, if you receive the truth, you wouldn’t be under the power of Satan and darkness anymore. They don’t want you to understand or know, they want you to obey. You’re the follower remember, and you better follow or else. There was an “or else” threat that headed the soldiers way wasn’t there. That’s part of the reason, along with the money, why the soldiers spread their lie. Or else.
Money and power was what was at stake in the whole issue. They bought the soldiers with money. And it was about their power and place in society. All this control of information and fact checking is about controlling you and ultimately you not being saved or ever hearing any truth, and not even considering it. Pharaoh tried loading them up so much in Egypt as slaves that they wouldn’t even have time to think about leaving to worship their God. Satan will enslave you with his lies. Believing evolution, being pro abortion, bring LGBTQIetc and so on, that’s not freedom as you’re promised, that’s not truth as you’re promised… that’s darkness, slavery and lies. Imagine how dumb you’re gonna feel in hell having been sucked in by someone who told you a lie because lies paid well. There’s a lot of people in churches who follow the money, not Jesus Christ. They’re liars and they’re lying to you. It’s about money and power. Those soldiers lied about what happened at the tomb. They knew Jesus rose from the dead. Those big strong soldiers were like scared little mice incapable of resisting Jesus’ resurrection.
But the Pharisees knew if the general population knew Jesus rose from the dead, they’d lose all ability to manipulate and control people. At the heart of all this “fact checking” and “community guidelines and standards” and even all this “hate speech” and racism stuff is really power and control. And ultimately it is directed against you being saved. The end point of all this is a complete elimination of truth from society.
And by truth I mean “the” truth. Oh they want you to have “a” truth. Just it’s their truth, which is not a truth, but a lie. See, they told and reiterated that lie many times that Jesus body had been stolen away. And they pointed to the science, they had eyewitnesses that the body was stolen. Oh there’s so much “science” out there these days. So much of it is science “so called” as Paul wrote, it’s not legitimate science. But that lie was confirmed again and again. It was spread and many believed it. Just because many people say it and believe it, doesn’t make it true. But it never was the truth. There are many, many lies out there in this world sold as truth. If you really knew, oh if only you really knew. Maybe just stick to God’s word? That will protect you from all those lies and deals out there you don’t know about. The average citizen didn’t know the deal that had been struck, the money that had been exchanged, in order to sell that lie throughout the land.
So we are now at a time where they’re fact checking the Bible with their lies. They’re fact checking truth with lies. Lies are the truth, and truth are the lies. And you have the audacity to fact check the Biblical account of creation with your fake science evolutionary fable. You’re fact checking the Bible with your opinion and philosophy and wisdom and feelings and experiences and thoughts. See, don’t complain about fact checkers when you’re also a fact checker. You’re fact checking everything, you want God following you, not you following God. Christians started fact checking God instead of just obeying God, and they lost their way. They’re lost in the maze of Satan’s lies, they’re fumbling in the darkness. It needn’t be so.
They went around saying oh no, Jesus didn’t resurrect, his disciples came and stole his body! Oh that’s the science. Oh that’s the facts. “Commonly reported”. There’s plenty of garbage being “commonly reported” as truth but which is a load of trash today. Jesus said “ye have heard” but he said “but I say unto you” and “it is written”. That’s what matters. How about we all just get back to the facts of the Bible rather than fact checking the truth with our lies? How about take the Bible over men who are liars? How about we let God be true and every man a liar. There is a competition for your mind, there is a power that is after your subscription, and so often people subscribe to a truth that is not a truth, and come under the power and follow a liar. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, he is the truth, and he will save you from the lying fact checkers. Hell is a fact. Don’t go there. Salvation is also a fact, and that is through Jesus Christ alone, believe in that, believe on that, and be saved today.
Hi, my name is Joseph Zadow. I am a 30 y/o Bible Blogger. I was new to blogging once! God’s word is the best thing that we can be given, and once we have it and know it for ourselves it is both a privilege and responsibility to bring it to others! We are blessed to be a blessing! I am a sinner (for sure!) saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ and I am a Lord Jesus Christ follower. He is faithful even though I rarely am to him. I believe the Bible is the word of God, and stake my life on it. My destination is heaven. As they say, I’m just a passin’ through this world… although most of the time it’s more like hangin’ by a thread in Jericho! I love playing sports – particularly cricket… I currently work on an orchard and a side hobby business of mine is growing vegetables etc – they are good for you! I love writing. Always happy to talk, so feel free to leave a comment. You can read more about me and my blog here – kjvbibletruth.com/about :)