Who controls the past controls the future.
Who controls the present controls the past.
An expanded re-write might be: He who controls the popular understanding of history controls the future. He who controls the present (especially the media and education) has total control over historical interpretations.
So, who is in charge of our future?
Truly understanding history, figuring out how to look at historic events from all angles and determine bias, is critical to knowing what is going on in the world today.
Most people aren’t that interested in history. It takes time to wade through evidence and facts to get an accurate view of history. Deception has been developed to such a great extent, with more information (and intentional disinformation) available than ever before, that we can be overwhelmed to try to make sense of history.
That’s why I seek God and an understanding heart through a knowledge of the Bible as a priority. The power of the resurrected Jesus Christ – in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge – is the key to interpreting life, past, present and future.
Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus Christ and truth seeker, especially in the areas of health and children. Navigating our world is challenging. God’s word is my compass and guide.