Reflection for Today ▶️ ⏩ ⏹️
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
— 2 Peter 2:1
Many today are accused of being 'false prophets', mainly those proposing alternative theories as to why the world is falling apart in the way it is, or questioning the integrity and honesty of government, suggesting perhaps that all is not as it appears. I wonder though if those are the real 'false prophets' or if it is rather the ones who uphold the status quo, the mainstream liberal narrative, i.e. the popular press, news channels, and most social media platforms.
The liberal majority are so caught up in their own righteousness, that they are blinded to see other perspectives. As is the case in most so-called democracies, the loudest voice (their voice) wins. Everything else, all opposition is shut down and branded as ignorant, paranoid, and fake-news. But these days where, really, is genuine news? It is very difficult to ascertain truth in any media these days. What is claimed as democracy by those in power is distinctly undemocratic, and over the last two years, it would appear, is just a hop, skip and a jump away from dictatorship.
The Jesus movement was a minority movement, it consisted of people from all walks of life, Jews and gentiles, people not conforming to the system, confronters, activists, rebels—such people who today might be considered a bunch of crazy conspiracy theorists. Being part of that movement himself, a false prophet to Peter would likely have been one upholding the status quo, and attempting to trick followers of Jesus onto complying once again with the system. When we look at what is happening on mainstream news and social media this behaviour begins to appear very familiar, very current.