Why A Christian Should Be Careful Using Wikipedia!

If you have been paying attention, and have had the occasion to use Wikipedia over the past few years, you will notice that Wikipedia, in many cases presents information that clearly comes from those in opposition to conservative Christian values. While I don’t want to belabor the point, I will provide one example.

I was looking for one example on the topic of the Hebrew Bible. I don’t use Wikipedia, and haven’t for years, but the other links further down the page were not helpful. So I looked at the Wikipedia site relating to my subject. While this is not a shocking except, it is consistent with what has happened to Wikipedia over the years.

Biblical scholars reject the claim that sacred texts, including the Hebrew Bible, were dictated by God, and reject the claim that they were divinely inspired. Instead, they see these texts as authored by humans and possibly meaningful in specific historical and cultural contexts. Many of these scholars accept the general principles of the documentary hypothesis, and suggest that the Torah consists of a variety of inconsistent texts edited together in a way that calls attention to divergent accounts. —Wikipedia

Like I said, it’s nothing shocking, but its’ just what you get with Wikipedia. I strongly suggest true Bible-believing Christians avoid Wikipedia as resource information for any Christian related topic.

Gregg F. Swift, J.D.