Let’s Talk About Truth

Truth. It’s a rare commodity these days. People want it, yet they don’t want it. Politicians hide yet, but want to show a shadow of it. People crave attention and ignore the truth of themselves. Truth makes our hearts beat faster. Truth can also scare the heck out of us.

If you check any kind of media these days, (I would say read a newspaper, but those days are long gone.) You will get a hundred different versions of the truth on any one subject. The “truth is relative” philosophy hasn’t worked well for traditional journalism. The resulting chaos is making most people think the world is spinning on fire out of control into the outer atmosphere never to reenter our galaxy.

A couple of months ago one of my friends posted this on Facebook, “The world’s not getting worse, things are just being revealed.” I found that saying profound. Instead of thinking that everything is getting crazier or worse, think a minute about the fact that the truth about things are being revealed.

This will naturally create a lot of different emotional reactions in various different kinds of people.

I went through a period of life where I felt there was a lot of fake thinking and lies around me. I begged God to reveal the truth to me. I knew it could possibly be uncomfortable or I would have to see and deal with things in my life or in the lives of those around me that I didn’t want to deal with. But I knew that unless I understood the truth about what was going on around me, the quality of my life would not improve. Truth can bring about changes. People tend to move away from ideas and things that can make them have to change. Change can be for the better, but that can be uncomfortable too. Someone once said, “The truth hurts.” It can hurt but it also can reveal things that are so amazing and if you let God in on that, he can turn your thinking and your whole life around.

Jesus said, “The truth shall make you free.” – John 8:32.

Think about that for a moment……..revelation can bring about truth and the truth can make you free.

Is God Real?

IMG_20151013_165242I know that’s a heavy title but I’m not going to make this a heavy blog post since I am still suffering with a really bad cold.  As I have been floating around the internet more than usual since I’ve been sick, I have been reading blogs and trying to understand people’s perspective’s and thinking.

One of the biggest things that has happened the last couple of days and one that you are probably aware of is the red Christmas cup debate.  No, I’m not going there so don’t tune out. All I want to say is that debate and another blog debate on the validity of Operation Christmas Child as a ministry made me start to think.

All I want to say is that for us as Christians, we should be living out our belief in God through faith.  We should be walking by faith, not by sight.  Not by whatever relative truth the world is positioning us to believe.  If God is real for us, there is no reason to be angry, vindictive or resentful about not feeling heard.  There are not 500 different gospels and we should not be rewriting the bible to fit our own belief system.  There is one gospel which is Jesus Christ’s.  There is one bible which we should all be reading and learning to walk by faith through it’s truth and not the truth of the world.

That’s about as deep as I can go today with a bad sinus headache.