- Thu, Mar 25, 2010
- Culture and Worldview
First, we need to make a distinction regarding emails we receive from reputable, reliable Christian sources alerting us to things going on related to moral/ethical issues which we need to consider. What we are talking about are emails that are forwarded by others without a substantial verification. Even if someone says, “An attorney says this is true,” or “I checked it out and this is true,” we should not trust an unsubstantiated report.
God holds us accountable for every word we say, including the careless ones. Jesus said, “But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken” (Matthew 12:36). This means we should think carefully before we pass on emails that may be false.