“The priests did not say, ‘Where is the Lord?’ And those who handle the law did not know Me…” (Jeremiah 2:8).
Not only were the people negligent in articulating a faith narrative in their explanation of the world, their priests, those responsible for keeping God’s salvation story before them, were withholding the truth of God’s word; substituting instead fanciful subjects and sentimental observances of the culture. Worse than heresy is the withholding of truth. Heresy often contains enough truth that the error soon becomes evident. However, when called leaders withhold the truth of the sacred text, people are then left to their own whimsical, speculative, and vain pursuits. Nowhere does this become more obvious than across social media platforms.