Just last night, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller disputed Buzzfeed's breaking news report from yesterday that President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. The special counsel's office said the story was "not accurate," but Buzzfeed stands by their reporting. Who's telling the truth?
Truth today is so volatile. Lying and fraud seem to have become second nature in our culture, and the internet makes it easy. How can we know what/who the reliable sources of information are? Jesus Christ teaches us this lesson in Matthew 7: "Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them."
Fruits, not roots.
Internet shame culture judges people by things they did and said years ago rather than by who they are today. Christ would have us discern truth by looking at actions and consequences, not history. The same applies when seeking spiritual truths. Analyze how a teaching or practice changes you. If it moves you to do good, brings you closer to Heavenly Father, makes your actions more Christlike, inspires, uplifts, enlightens, it is of God.