Good News Casting Means Checking the Facts
NBC News anchor Brian Williams claimed he was in a helicopter forced down by enemy fire in Iraq in 2003. Crew members of that helicopter refuted his story and he recanted.
He originally reported the truth--that his Chinook arrived safely after the attack. But over the years, his story changed.
If it were truly a memory problem, as Williams claimed, there would have been an easy solution. He could have checked his original report for facts instead of sharing his fictional account.
We Christians can also get fact and fiction confused by taking Bible verses out of context, forgetting cross references that apply, or simply repeating popular Christian sayings without making sure they're accurate.
God never lies (Numbers 23:19) and He's given us His Word so we can tell the Truth. Let's make sure our story lines up with the "original report."
Stars & Stripes story on Williams