I have hesitated to write on the so called, “Mandela Effect” because I see it as both stupid and unbelievable. However, the videos produced and circulated on social media are highly professional and the deception is powerful. People who are my friends on Facebook are beginning to fall for the lie.
First of all, I have taught the Bible for a very long time. I have had long time Christians act in shock and denial when I told them that “Cleanliness is next to godliness” is not in the Bible. They are just sure that it is and remember reading it in their Bible. Unfortunately, it was Benjamin Franklin, not Jesus Christ who said that. The real effect that we are talking about here is the effect of misquotes that are repeated so often that they replace the original in the minds of a large percentage of the population.
The first video to circulate on social media reported that some power, emanating from CERN, in Switzerland, has changed everything from the lines in movies to verses printed in old and well-worn Bibles around the world. This is a very obvious lie, but the Psy-Ops Officer, down at CIA Headquarters in Maryland, is very smart. He understands that many things, from lines in movies to verses in the Bible, have been misquoted so often that a large percentage of the population is convinced that the misquote is genuine.
What a deal… all you have to do is write a script and have one of your “Christian” operatives on YouTube / Facebook read it in convincing tones… as if she had discovered an awful and evil plot. You tell people that their belief in a misquote is genuine. (People like to be told that they are right). Then, you play / show the original. You tell them that their memory is correct and keep reinforcing that their memory is correct. (they love you now) You keep playing / showing the original, correct version and insisting that it is wrong, it has been changed. (people love evil plots and mysteries). Then, you offer an implausible, impossible, crazy explanation… somehow, the evil folks at CERN have loosed a force that has changed movies and Bibles around the world.
I will tell you now… if such a force existed, (it doesn’t) it would change verses like John 3:16, not obscure passages in Isaiah. Such a malevolent force would not be used to change the lines in old Disney movies either, it would be used on much more important things.
The misquotes from the Bible are very common and often repeated. As a Bible teacher, I have already dealt with these misquotes many times. Congregations and Bible students are sometimes visibly upset when the preacher / teacher begins to teach on those verses. I know those verses, as they read in your Bible, are correct because I have dealt with them before… long before CERN was ever started.
Admit it… you were very flattered when the girl on the video told you that you were right… It was your memory that was right… she told you that you were right and you liked that. When she told you that CERN had changed your Bible, you believed her because she remembered it like you did and she, being on YouTube, was obviously an expert…
Mark Twain was not a man I would quote on religion but he had a great degree of worldly wisdom. He said, “It is easier to fool a man than to convince him that he has been fooled.” The proof of that will be seen in how many people side with the Psy-Ops Officer down at the CIA and tell me that I am crazy.
They are playing with your mind… they want to shake your faith in God. After all, if the folks at CERN can change the words in your Bible, where is God? Relax. CERN is evil and evil things are happening in Switzerland. The Angel of the Pit is about to escape and CERN will most likely play a part in that. That said, they have not changed the words in your Bible. The CIA fellow who did this will burn in Hell if he doesn’t repent… Don’t let him take you along for the ride.