This present age of ignorance we are experiencing is mind-blowing. Here’s my personal definition of ignorance: the denial or lack of knowledge of what is generally known to be true.

Don’t take me wrong on my observation. We’ve certainly all experienced many technological advances during our lives, but that’s not how we should measure our human existence.

There’s so much information floating in cyberspace, it’s quite easy to fall for ideologies that, unfortunately, bring about incongruity and inappropriate behavior.

In one sense, this is nothing new. The first account of such ignorance took place in the days of Noah.

You may want to turn to Genesis 6:5 through 8:24 to review what led to God flooding the whole earth. Here’s the bottom line: with the exception of Noah and his family, humankind was exceedingly wicked and subsequently perished.

The skill to navigate through the myriad sources of information available these days does not necessarily equate with intelligence. The most critical element is our ability to discern what information we can implicitly trust and what we need to trash from further consideration.

There’s an archaic expression that still holds true: garbage in, garbage out. There’s a plethora of unreliable information and propaganda, and we all need to wisely choose our sources and steer clear of those sources that consistently present questionable points of view.

In my opinion, the greatest resource available to humankind is God’s Word. The Bible contains truths that can be verified, and it’s extremely useful in our research for all kinds of information.

For the serious Christian who wants to expand their knowledge, we have the Holy Spirit living within us to guide us to the truth that can easily be hidden in the haystack of lies that are so prevalent these days.

Unfortunately, many have been enticed by those who use all forms of media to promote their well-disguised subversive agenda.

We’re caught in the midst of a spiritual battle for the minds of the unconvinced souls of the human race. And, quite possibly many who claim to be Christians are being drawn away from our churches and any effectiveness for the cause of Christ!

So, what can we do to combat this attack on Truth?

We must be much more attuned to what is going on all around us.

We must support causes that are underway to combat this real threat to our way of life.

We must pray for those who are in the battle to defend the faith.

We must take a stand with them in any way we can to promote Truth and stamp out this campaign to endorse ignorance, which is like a cancer to all that is good and honorable.

Listen to these salient words of Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:33-34: “Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.’ Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God – I say this to your shame.”

What we need is men and women like King David to be placed in positions of influence throughout this land.

In Acts 13:22, we hear Paul testifying in Antioch in Pisidia: “After removing Saul, He made David their king. He testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’”

That’s what we need — those who have God’s heart to step up to the plate and swing away for God’s glory!

Passages to Ponder

Jim Langley

Jim Langley

Jim Langley has been writing for more than 30 years while working as a life and health insurance agent in Santa Barbara. In recent years, his passion has turned to writing about his personal relationship with God, and his goal is to encourage others to draw near to Him as well. As a longtime member of CBMC of Santa Barbara (Christian Business Men’s Connection), he started writing Fourth Quarter Strategies columns in 2014, and he now reaches an international audience through the CBMC International devotional Monday Manna. He can be contacted at for more information. The opinions expressed are his own.