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Babylon Bee’s Seth Dillon warns that ‘truth’ is under attack

Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon speaking at 2021 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA
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Seth Dillon is the CEO of the Babylon Bee, a popular website that publishes satirical stories on current news events.

Dillon is also a Christian and this past week spoke at Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, Virginia, where he warned that truth is under attack across America.

The Christian Post reports.

“We’re living in crazy times, unusually crazy times, actually outrageous times where absurdity is everywhere,” Dillon began. “Truth is under attack. Reason is under attack.”

“Comedy is under attack. And you can’t speak up and try to defend any of these things, or they try to suppress your voice and silence you. Freedom of speech is under attack.”  

Dillon said the world is “increasingly becoming more and more difficult” for Christians to speak “the truth boldly in the public square.” 

READ: Babylon Bee CEO tells megachurch the ‘truth is under attack’ in America

Fact-checking satire

Though the Babylon Bee is satirical, Snopes, a left-wing website, actually fact-checked one of the Bee‘s articles, where it satirically wrote that CNN had purchased two massive industrial washing machines in order to spin its news.

Apparently, Snopes found out that CNN had NOT purchased large washers to launder its news, and subsequently reported the Babylon Bee article as ‘fake’ news. Even Facebook was caught up in the hormonal, teenage drama.

God will send a spirit of delusion

Nevertheless, Dillon’s statement is concerning, because, during Israel’s exodus out of Egypt, we are told that God sent plagues to pressure the Pharaoh into letting Israel go. But we are told that in the midst of them the pharaoh hardened his heart (Exodus 8:15).

But things changed on the sixth plague involving boils, when we are told that God hardened the pharaoh’s heart (Exodus 9:12).

If the pharaoh was determined to harden his heart and defy God during the first five plagues, then God was going to judge the pharaoh by hardening his heart.

Unfortunately, if what Dillon is saying is true, that people are attacking truth and choosing to believe a lie, then we must prepare for delusion.

Because the Apostle Paul warned, due to man’s refusal to accept the truth, that a day was coming when God, in response, would send a spirit of delusion.

10 and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, (2 Thessalonians 2:10-11 ESV)

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