Who can forget the Y2K Bug? Yes, as the last millennium was drawing to a close, we were all warned that our computers were going to die a cruel and sudden death at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve 1999. The original programmers, as one of the stories went, had all gone on to their rewards, and taken with them the computer coding necessary to prevent our computers from imploding. Who isn’t tempted to look back and smile at the scene of the whole civilized world held hostage to myths, urban legends and corruption-by-silence? One thing is for sure, computer companies and their compatriots made a veritable fortune. Most have wisely assigned Y2K to the dustbin of history. Afterall, implicating ‘experts’ in fraudulent behaviour is the fastest way to being dismissed as a conspiracy theorist. Christians need to take care that we stay focused on the job at hand: “Now is the day of God’s favour, now is the day of salvation” (2Cor.6:2). Don’t get me wrong, Y2K was a marketplace of wholesale fraud, misinformation and obfuscation. But I’ll have to leave those who knowingly participated in it with the words of James: “Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins” (James 4:17). The discerning Christian learns to see the ‘secular experts’ coming. It’s the ‘religious experts’ that we should really worry about. The “wolves in sheep’s clothing” (Mt.7:15). The ones we find ourselves happily seeking out. Those that become music to our itching ears by helping us to justify our worldly passions. It is when listening to them that we turn our “ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths” (2Tim.4:4). Y2K was a short-term financial burden and a nuisance. However, spiritual deception has eternal consequences. Now, if there be a Christian who has “the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself” (Col.2:2), then, in that case: Yes, send me an expert, please!