Fake news is in the news this year. It’s being blamed for the Trump election and the general dumbing down of our populous. But fake news isn’t new.
Not long after the birth of Christ, the Magi came to Herod’s palace just outside of Bethlehem to inquire as to the whereabouts of the newborn king.
Herod, attempted to assassinate the Christ-child through an act of subterfuge and deception. He claimed he wanted to “worship” him as well. Joseph was warned in a dream and fled to Egypt fulfilling a long-standing prophecy about the Messiah.