Every age has had its mistaken ideas. Dr. David Aikman, journalist and historian, describes five myths (popular but false ideas, fables, lies) that are damaging western societies!
The idea that “all religions are basically the same” is simply not true. Christians believe Jesus was the Son of God and rose from the dead. Jews and Muslims don’t believe that, nor do Hindus or Buddhists. Today, some claim that more people died in religious wars than any other kind of wars—again the facts do not agree. Others are told that living together is good preparation for marriage—yet studies show that cohabiting before marriage leads to a higher rate of divorce! Another myth is that homosexuals are born that way, yet “no scientist has ever discovered a gay gene.” Some today claim that same-sex marriages are healthy alternatives to heterosexual marriages, yet studies show that “the life expectancy of partnered gay men” is 20 years shorter than married heterosexuals (onenewsnow.com, January 18, 2011).
Biblical prophets foresaw the time when the Israelite nations would turn away from God and make “lies our refuge” (Isaiah 28:15; 59:3-4), and the “shepherds of Israel” would “cause My people to err by their lies” (Jeremiah 23:32). The Apostle Paul warned that “in the last days” people would “turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables” (2 Timothy 3:1-5; 4:3-4). We are watching these prophecies coming true today!