From Good to Grief
Revisiting the Call

Do You Believe in Truth?

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV)

I have a deep desire burning within my soul to equip others with the truth so that they may live the lives God intended for them to live.  I am burdened to share with them THE truth.  Not my "truth".  Not the latest "truth" from a famous author, pastor, pop psychologist, celebrity, bible study teacher, philosopher or study group.  THE Truth with a capital "T".  This truth is encapsulated in the pages of the Holy Bible that was inspired by the Creator of the universe - God - and penned by men who listened to God's inspiration so that we could have it today in a written form.   The truth is beneficial to have in a written form so that when our emotions and memories fail us, we can come back to the facts as they were written.

Truth seems so simple.  If I believe the bible is 100% true, because God is God and therefore perfect and unable to err, I have to believe that all truth stems from God.  If Jesus is God and says that He himself is the "truth" (John 14:6) and that God's word (i.e. the bible, scripture) is truth (John 17:17), shouldn't we believe what He says?

Yet our society wants to think differently about truth.  The postmodern mindset of our culture today wants to believe that everything is individually relevant.  Everyone can have their own truth.  How this makes logical sense, I have no idea.  After all, can an apple be anything but an apple at its very core (pun intended)?  No matter what it is called, it is still an "apple".  If I called it a rock, I would be very wrong because the two things are not the same.  My truth cannot be imposed on what is real.

With that said, I must defend the Truth.  It is the only thing worth living for because of what it can do for all of us.  It is profitable for us and can equip us for every good work and it can set us free from the bondage and mind clutter of uncertainty.   What does that "defense" look like?  Let me share a quote from Martin Luther as quoted in John MacArthur's "The Truth War", p. 26:

If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ.  Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battlefield besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.

Will you join me in this battle to defend the Truth of the Bible?  Open yours today and let its truths speak to the depths of your soul.