WHAT IS TRUTH?

It seems that just about everyone blogging or commenting on issues of the day claim to represent truth.  However, their ideas are often diametrically opposed to each other, and we find ourselves living in a fractured society.

The post truth mindset of our time tells us we can all have our own truth.  The result has been confusion and increasing dissension.  So, is there a way to know which convictions are right?

Jesus Christ said that he is the truth.  He told Pilate that everyone on the side of truth listens to him.  Since close to 80 percent of Americans still claim they believe in Jesus, it is astounding how many of us seem to get our “truth” from other sources.

If all truth must be in agreement with Jesus, the only place to get it is the Bible.  But, we must approach it with the knowledge that either all of it is true or all of it can be questioned, and that concept brings us right back to the problem of depending on ourselves for truth.

Depending on one’s self for truth is a deadly snare.  Scripture tells us Satan is a deceiver and appears as an angel of light.  Christians who spend little to no time searching the Scriptures for themselves and letting it form their worldview will most likely find themselves more in agreement with Hollywood and unbelievers than with the Bible.

Jesus also taught that truth and freedom are connected.  That tells us that if the light of truth goes dim in America, freedom will suffer as well.  Those who value freedom must recognize the importance of finding eternal truth, a truth that doesn’t depend on our own understanding.

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DISRESPECTING AMERICA

Why the growing disrespect for America’s symbols?  In fact it is a hatred for America itself.  But what is really behind it all?

It has been brewing for decades among a cadre of highly educated fools who claim Americans should be ashamed of their country because of its failure to get everything right on slavery, women, and Native Americans in 1776.

They want to pull it all down and start over with their enlightened knowledge of what constitutes real freedom.  They want a revolution much like the French Revolution of 1789, which was a reign of terror led by Robespierre and his terrorist group of Jacobins.  They apparently don’t believe that all such ill-conceived revolutions lead to needless bloodshed and ultimately to dictatorships, but history proves them wrong.

Unfortunately, many of the black population they claim to represent have been subjected to “carrying their water” by stirring up discontent, protest, and violence.  This is only the beginning of a new type of slavery should the malcontents succeed.

Those of all races who recognize it for what it is must resist and work together to stop it.