Fake news is a hazard that has put us all on the alert. Just because we see something reported does not mean it is necessarily true or trustworthy. The apostle John was alert to this already in the first century when he urged the early Christians to “test the spirits”. In a world of many spirits you need to know what is of the Spirit of God and what runs counter to God’s purposes. Always a good question to ask: is this true to what we know of Jesus?