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Only The Truth Will Set You Free!

Too many in our day have abandoned the idea of absolute truth – at least as far as morality is concerned. A culture which abandons absolute truth has adopted insanity as its god. Higher education, long ago, bowed its knee to the religion of personal truth. Our young adults have adopted the attitude, “Whatever seems to work for me is my truth.” Truth, however, does not change with the winds of public opinion, yet for the insane – truth changes with every new notion and draws its victims deeper into the abyss of chaos.

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it. Ignorance may deride it. But in the end, there it is.” (Winston Churchill)

Truth is the foundation of order and knowledge. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6) “For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world – to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” ((John 18:37) Jesus Christ offers the world a choice between truth and the insanity of a lie. You can embrace only one, because the lie is an unrelenting master who cannot dwell with the truth. You may take pride in your personal opinions and offer them as equal to any great philosopher or even the Son of God, but still the truth is absolute and only the truth can set you free from the insanity of lies.

The denial of absolute truth is not only self-contradictory, it is destructive and evil. We see the consequences of such worldviews in men like Adolf Hitler who said, “There is no such thing as truth either in the moral or the scientific sense.” Contrast this view with C. S. Lewis’ statement: “If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth – only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.” The lies, the wishful thinking, and the despair of men are the chaos that provides the breeding grounds of men like Hitler, Stalin, Mao and many others.

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.” (Romans 1:18) Do not waste your life in the make-believe world of your own vanity. There is nothing more beautiful than the knowledge and discipline of absolute truth. Understand clearly that when we do not defend truth, we suppress it. Learn at the feet of Christ who is Truth. For you and I are called to love God with our entire minds. Jesus said, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32)

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  1. The last days are upon us. I used to regret that I was born into this generation. But that regret was born of a false desire to be someone I was not born to be. Now I see this as the ultimate battle. And, if possible, I take pride in knowing the Lord in such a time as this. Each of God’s people has had to dwell in the times given. And lies have abounded from the time of Eve. But lies have become the replacement for truth as never before. Woe to those who call evil good and good evil. Woe to this generation. For they are whispered into an unholy sleep.

    Continue to speak loudly! We are not far from the promised judgement. May God grant that we do not appear before Him empty handed.

    By His Grace.


  2. So true. And I totally agree with hiwaychristian. I believe the truth or the lack of it is one of the biggest issues we are dealing with. People have no problem lying right in front of you when they know they are lying.

    The Great News: God is still on the Throne! posting this on FB


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