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Friday, October 23, 2015

Think About It

Truth
by Pastor B.J. Knefley

Define truth. Can you? What will be the basis or foundation in which you judge what is true? Funny thing about truth, it is always true regardless of what you believe.

In today’s culture, truth as many define it, is being redefined. Truth and absolutes have become relative. What used to be true is only true if you believe it. If you don’t, well it’s just not truth anymore. As much as I might wish this wasn’t true, it is.

Jesus stated that he was the truth, the way, and the life, (John 14:6). It is also said that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever, (Hebrews 13:6). Keep in mind that I didn’t say this, Jesus said this about himself, and the writer of Hebrews spoke from the testimony of others. Some might argue that the Bible isn’t based on truth, but rather man’s interpretation. Yet the testimony of people through out the centuries along with archeological and historical data would say otherwise.

We dismiss truth when it’s inconvenient. Why? So we can continue to do what we want to do? Or are there other reasons? I won’t speculate here, but we all avoid truth when it suits our agenda. And I do mean all. But truth has a way of getting under our skin. Even though we might try to avoid it, it will come back in other ways to confront us. Like it or not, truth is always out there, lurking around the corner looking for a way to confront us.

I do believe that one of the reasons that we avoid the truth is because we don’t want to be accountable to it. We live in a culture where we all want to be self-actualizing. Being self made, self-important, and being our own man or woman appears to be valuable, yet human history has shown that people that reach the top find it to be a very lonely place. Jesus said “you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” (John 8:32). Funny thing about truth, you can run from it but it is actually the thing that when embraced, that will bring you freedom. Think about it.

5 comments :

Anonymous said...

Absolutely! Thank you for your weekly writing!

Anonymous said...

This is a hilarious post. Truth is the acceptance of something because there is proof that it is so. You can not make up a truth. Belief is the acceptance of truth with no proof that it is so. So you can believe in your god. But you can not say that you know for certain, nor can you say you speak truth in claiming he is real. Basically you are lying to yourself, and everyone else, when you say you know there is a god. Or what you speak about god, or what is written in the bible is truth.

Judge MeNot said...

Why is it that christians can talk about the truth and adhering to the edicts of the bible and the lord, but when they come across the inconvenient aspects of the bible, such as drinking, cheating on your spouse, or judging others, they say that people take that out of context or it is "the will of god".

Anonymous said...

Why is it that fools have eyes but cannot see? Because they are fools.

Anonymous said...

Not sure where people are saying that cheating or judging others is okay. There ARE some old testament rules which Christians are no longer called to abide by. Doesn't mean we ignore them or anything but if someone is saying they can cheat on their spouse or judge others they're clearly wrong. There is a difference between judging and telling a friend out of love that their sinning..sadly too many cross the line though.