- Created on Monday, 20 October 2014 16:52
- Written by Tom
BEING TRUTHFUL OR RIGHT, Which one are we? Let us look up the meaning first, ok. Get our your dictionary with me. This will be very helpful in determining which one are you, being Truthful or being Right.
BEING TRUTHFUL: Telling or disposed to tell the truth. Look at (disposed), To put in place or settle a matter final or to come to terms. Yes, I love that. Now, let's look at a scripture about TRUTH. John 14:6 exhibits just this meaning with out a flaw. Let's read it now.
JESUS SAITH UNTO HIM, I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE: NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER, BUT BY ME.
WOW! Clearly Jesus states this as a fact as to being Truthful. Jesus could say this because God the Father revealed these things to Jesus. Jesus being one with the Father, knew the Father is all truth, therefore what Jesus would testify to those He came in contact with, He witnessed with assurance knowing it was so. There was nothing to figure out or reason in His mind to convince others what He would say was true and came from the Father. This is a fine example of what the scriptures talks about when it speaks about: Walk in Spirit and in Truth. Now let us look at the other please.
BEING RIGHT: Conforming to facts or truth, to adjust or restore to the proper state or condition, justify/vindicate the need to.
Can we see a compelling act or desire to use effort, either it be self motivated or led by God, The Holy Spirit, or satan, the counterfeit (Holy Spirit)? Of course, the definitions imply this in one way or another. Look, we in society for thousands of years have performed the art of Lying and perfected it. Our lies come in many forms and ways of motivation. If this is the case, then what has happened to TRUTH. It's gone! Yes, no where to be found. Oh, my, forgive me. There is one place out there. The Bible! No doubt, this is the TRUTH. And it is available to each and everyone of us. All we have to do is pick it up and do what it says to do. What I have just said it more truth. The Bible is the answer to all of our problems. Then why are there so many problems out there? Good question. The answer is, because very few are picking it up daily and doing what it says. There is some more truth. Listen to me: So if TRUTH is missing in our society, something must have taken the place. This is logical. Yes, RIGHT, or better said, BEING RIGHT. You don't have to believe me, but pick anyone, talk to them and listen to them and I TELL YOU THE TRUTH, everyone will tell you they are right in what they have said and is the truth as it was told. Yes, this is THE ART OF BEING RIGHT. And it has replaced, BEING TRUTHFUL.
The greatest deception that satan has ever performed, was to teach people to reason in their minds. To be able to see a lie as the truth. It all leads back to Adam and Eve. Watch this! satan convinced Adam and Eve that a lie was the truth. By justifying in their minds a reason why not to eat of the tree warned by God. satan planted in their minds, they would be like God. Giving them a reason, that God was deceiving them, fear of them being like God. They knew God was good, so to be like God would be a good thing. So they obeyed satan and did what he said. Thinking it was a good choice. And not an evil one. This is when reasoning gave birth. Before then, there was no reason, to reason, just enjoy the benefits of obeying God. satan knew right then, God would not like it and throw them out, just as God threw out satan for wanting to be like God. Well, when God came along, He questioned them. So their response was an excuse for disobeying God and justifying their actions putting the blame to the other. Because in their mind, they were now telling the truth the way they saw it. But the truth is, this situation was all based on a lie. No truth in it. This is what deception is all about. If you are deceived, you can't possibly see you are deceived, therefore replacing a truth that will be acceptable, justly to fit the circumstance as you go along. After this has taken place we will believe we are right no matter what anyone else will say. Why because we now think we are right. This spreads like a disease unstoppable. When we hear something contrary to how we believe, we are compelled to reason to that person and correct them, by justifying their actions as wrong based on own self being right. I see this world wide taking place, which only adds to more confusion and false truth taking root and especially in the church. This has gone so far in the church, that we take our false truth and find scriptures to justify what we have said as to being the truth. It seems as those who have the best argument out there, wins. Lord help us and have mercy on us. I love you all, His good servant, pastor tom!!!
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