“Things we accept as true and certain without proof.” Synonyms: Beliefs, presumptions, expectations, speculations…. Good assumptions simplify lives. Irrational behavior is exploding because of bad assumptions! Wrong assumptions are influencing public decisions. Conservative thinking is being attacked. Political correctness is anti-christian. Publicly promoted policies are often bogus. Intelligent thinkers would be wise to be suspicious of what made sense forty years ago. Such as the annual flu shot. Government is no longer as trustworthy as it was for our parents. False assumptions are behind many bad outcomes today. Divisions grow putting us at odds with more people. How can a real American support an organization like “Antifa?” Or a figure like George Soros? Truth and falsehood each have champions. The mixing of lies and truth is designed to deceive. Some of our simple choices can set one on a wrong path. Leader’s hidden assumptions would change who we trust if revealed. A little research will reveal hidden side effects. Be sure about your basic personal assumptions that drive your choices. We begin our lives with suppositions planted in our minds by authority figures. Not every one in authority is trustworthy all the time. Wrong attitudes are behind the growing inequities we see. Our conclusions as adults guide us. What if some of our basic thoughts take us off course? Many think that in most matters they are right, and those they disagree with are wrong. But we are seeing an increase in road rage and other forms of violence. What if they are right and we are wrong? Whose attitudes really need to change? Basic assumptions are important to get right. Scripture has much to say about this critically important matter of right and wrong. Can you really trust your basic sources? II Corinthians 13:5 challenges us to “Examine ourselves, whether we be in the faith; prove our own selves. Know we not our own selves how that Jesus Christ is in us, except we be reprobates.” The Bible tells us “there is a way that seems right but leads to death.” (II Cor 4:4) Satan is a master deceiver. Those who know history know America became great because enough citizens held the correct assumptions such as the Bible is really God’s Word. Those who hate God are trying to turn culture against Christians. We are in a civil war. Which side are you on in this critical fight?