Bought by the blood of Jesus, who suffered and died at the hands of evil men when He had done no wrong nor was deceit in his mouth. Is 53:9 His death was the ransom sacrifice to get us declared "Not Guilty!" by God. His great suffering was to provide everything we need in this life.
"He became poor that you might be made rich." 2Cor 8:9
And when evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demonized; and He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were ill in order that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, "HE HIMSELF TOOK OUR INFIRMITIES, AND CARRIED AWAY OUR DISEASES." Matt 8:16-17 (ref. Is 53:4-5)
I value my credibility very highly and really try to ensure that my words are truthful and accurate and I do not appreciate careless parroting of hearsay as fact. In fact, I am sometimes rather lacking in graciousness when people spew lies as fact or truth. I consider them just as responsible as I am to investigate the truth before they claim it is the truth. I say "really try" because anyone who is thoughtful knows that we all have the ability to give instant credibility to some (whether it's warranted or not) just as we question others' credibility for a variety of reasons. Giving 'instant credibility' is a problem we all face. There are those we trust who lie and there are those we trust who repeat lies because they trust the one from whom they heard the lie. There are those, whether people or organizations, that each of us believe without questioning and this is a grave problem all of us face and much too often it's a problem we don't even see. It is a problem that is difficult to recognize because we trust authorities who lie to us for self-serving motives and because we often and routinely don't question those we trust, we are gullible and fail to examine everything that is said to us. Unfortunately, because of limited time and resources (resources far less of a problem now that we have the Internet) it is virtually impossible to confirm and verify everything we're told, so the problem of parroting fallacies will always be with us. One can see why this concerns me. Many people are hurt and harmed and even die because of bad information and it behooves us all to not be gullible and to question the veracity of what we hear. The Scriptures give a very good guide twice in the Old Testament and no less that four times in the New Testament (notice the doubling of confirmation, a telltale sign of significance), to "let every fact be established in the mouth of two or three witnesses."
One illustration of the significance of the above is the murder of JFK. The government and the news media are still lying about this and it's been more than 50 years. Yet, know this; every President since JFK knew the truth yet none of them were honest. We're gullible way past a serious fault. A second illustration is the same lying media that has covered up the coup d'état by LBJ, the Secret Service, the FBI, the Dallas Police Dept., quashed the significance of a man's historical records that would reveal his attendance in our U.S. colleges as a foreign exchange student, his counterfeit Social Security number and his forged birth certificate, (the last two issues which anyone can confirm who is reading these words!). Yet, this man was running for the most trusted and influential office in the world. The significance of this betrayal is unspeakable, as is the same media's quashing of the significance of voter fraud. Lest you think it stops there, you should understand that neither snopes nor factcheck can be trusted either. We're all being played for fools by the rich and powerful. If we weren't, this forum wouldn't have a need to exist.
(If you don't know the truth about JFK's murder, it's easy to find and it's all over the Internet. The key is the prudent use of keywords. If you care about the illegal alien, muslim communist sitting in the White House, that information is easy to find to find also, but you have to realized both issues are fraught with disinformation by the same people, who control the world's money supply. Consider the foundation [the people] of his candidacy yet look at the trillions of dollars [more than SEVEN] that he's given, not to the poor and not to the blacks who voted for him, but to the rich white bankers and rich white corporate heads on Wall Street [these are the people who own the media, who cover not expose, his deeds] His British birth certificate is in Great Britian, moved there years ago by the British government where he holds dual citizenship with Indonesia, where he was raised as a muslim. "Wait, you're telling me that, after 911, we elected a muslim as President?" Not quite. I'm telling you that YOU HAVE THE INTERNET and can find out that a muslim was put in place as President so that he could give TRILLIONS of dollars to the people who put him in office, which HAS ALREADY been done. This is why Ron Paul was so lied about by the news media. They would not have let him win. They would have assassinated him before they let him become President. Remember, YOU HAVE THE INTERNET, no one can keep you from discovering the truth, even though they spend a fortune flooding the Internet with disinformation.)