Part of the series Inspiration From Facilitation
Written by Léo & Faye Gaumont, published on 2013-11-18.
Knowing the truth is the only way that lies can be exposed for what they are.
Opinions expressed in this blog are those of the blogger which, although based on personal experience and knowledge of the scriptures, can be in error. No one has a corner on the truth but we should all sincerely be in search of it.
Bible Reference: John 8:32
By far the majority of the people we facilitate share our Christian world view, yet many do not share our biblical perspective. How can this be? Is not Christianity based on the Bible and it’s teachings? Yes, of course, but most of what we believe is assumed rather than understood. We gather information from our experiences and what we do learn, is not necessarily true. In fact most of the information we are presented with today would not pass the Bible test.
The Bible test is simple. If the “truth” being tested finds no place of contradiction, does not require some passages within the Bible to be ignored or explained away or if there is simply no legitimate biblical argument to refute it, and if it meets with common sense, then it passes the Bible test.
Truth is absolute. It is singular and so, does not have variations of interpretation while there are a plurality of lies. Truth is not determined by majority or democratic processes. It is not a matter of personal opinion. It just is. Because it just is, there are no arguments that can be presented against it. If anything is true, it stands alone. It needs no defense. Those who would oppose it, do so out of ignorance or a desire to vainly discredit what is true.
The Bible does not mention Jesus engaged in arguing. He didn’t debate either. He presented the truth and let it do its work. People either chose to accept it or chose to not accept it and believing a lie instead. If Jesus didn’t argue or fight, why are so many of His followers doing so? Could it be that they really don’t know the truth? And could it be that those who would argue and fight with them actually don’t know the truth either? It has been said that it takes two to argue, but if two are arguing or fighting, could either one be advancing the truth? If the truth is known and accepted, the argument is over. Could it be that the reason we have so many variations of Christianity today is that we have advanced so many versions of the truth? Let God be true and every man a liar. Variations of the truth are actually lies, coming from he who comes to kill, steal and destroy. What if we all started to question what we believe to be true? What would happen if, instead of starting with the belief that we were right, we started with the possibility of being wrong? How would things look if we all purposed to make the discovery of the truth our biggest goal in life? God desires that we come to the knowledge of the truth. If knowing the truth sets us free, what does it set us free from? Lies, that’s what!