Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Survey of the Truth

Let me give you just a brief survey of what the Bible says about divine truth. God is the God of truth, according to Deuteronomy 32:4, meaning He is the source of it. Christ is the truth and full of truth, John 14:6, John 1:14. The Holy Spirit is called the Spirit of truth in John 14:17. The Bible is called, in Daniel 10:21, the Scripture of truth. We are saved by the truth. We are sanctified by the truth. We love the truth. We are judged by the truth. We are set free by the truth. We worship in the truth. We serve God in the truth. We rejoice in the truth. We speak the truth. We think on the truth. We desire the truth. We manifest the truth. We hear the truth. We obey the truth. Most comprehensively, we walk in the truth. That is to say we conduct our lives in the realm of the truth. It determines how we think and how we speak and how we act. We walk in the truth...

And contrast to that, we exist in a realm of lies presided over by the arch-liar, Satan, who is the father of lies. He dominates his subjects so that they fail to understand and to believe the truth. He so dominates the world that men do not speak the truth. In fact, Jeremiah 9:5 says, "They are skilled at teaching their tongues to lie." Hosea 4:1, the prophet says, "There is no truth in them." Isaiah 59:4 says, "They do not plead for truth. Jeremiah 9:3 says, "They are not valiant for the truth.” First Timothy 6:5 says, "They're destitute of truth." Second Timothy 3:8 says, "They resist the truth." Second Timothy 4:4 says, "They turn their ears from the truth."

The unconverted then are called, in Psalm 58:3, "Those who speak lies." They live in a realm of lies. They live in a realm of deception and falsehood. The divine indictment of all of the lost, rendered in Romans chapter 1 and verse 25 says, "They exchanged the truth of God for the lie." That's how people live in the world. That's how all of us lived in the world before God opened our hearts to understand the truth. You heard it again, didn't you, in the testimonies tonight? One deception after another people pursue--one unfulfilling deception after another. Everybody in the world lives in one of these two realms. You either live in the realm of the truth, or you live in the realm of lies. The world then is divided into two groups: those who live in the truth and those who live in lies.


1Jn 2:20  But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have knowledge. 

1Jn 2:21  I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth. 

I think we can also say that no Truth is of a lie. This is why we are to abstain from all forms of evil, including the subtle evil that marries itself to truth so that people accept it. Truth is exclusive by it's nature and it's Author. Therefore a biblical Christian cannot both hold to truth and error. This is why we are to renew our minds daily in Scripture and are to grow in the grace and KNOWLEDGE of the LORD Jesus Christ. 

Flirtation and affinity with the world's anti-biblical, anti-Christ philosophies is treason against the King of kings, the God of Truth. 

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