Truth Twisted

Luke 18:38a New International Version (NIV)  “ ‘What is truth?’ retorted Pilate.”

Truth is a hot issue today.  Those persons who consider themselves as progressive feel that truth is relative–that is, what is true for you isn’t true for me.  As a result, truth is personalized.  Whatever you believe is your truth.   

I’m here to confirm to you that this view is not the truth.  These folks are wordsmiths, coming up with a different meaning that reflects twisting the truth–in short, a lie.  Truth is “that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality.”  The quoted definition is the dictionary’s–not mine.  Truth is not that which I feel is true regardless of fact or reality. 

I jokingly cite my belief in the existence of Bigfoot.  If I twisted the definition of truth, I could claim this mythical creature is real regardless of the facts, and my belief would be equally valid.  What nonsense!

We may think this issue has emerged in recent years in our modern culture, but in reality it has existed since Adam and Eve.  I’ve learned over the years that nothing is really new, and that’s why it’s important to study and understand history.  It’s also a great reason to continually immerse ourselves in the Bible.  

When Pilate tried Jesus, relative truth versus actual truth reared its ugly head.  In the conversation between them, Jesus said, “ . . . the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth.  Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”  Jesus defined truth right in this statement.  It’s “that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality.”  On the other hand, Pilate used the relative truth argument ingrained with many today, “What is truth?”  He opined that truth is whatever one chooses to believe.  

Relative truth allows one to believe there are many pathways to Heaven, and it doesn’t matter what religion one follows.  I suggest it is one of the most effective tools satan has devised to lead people astray that will ultimately destroy them.  

Our country’s greatest challenges derive from redefining truth to promote lies.  We must always listen to and embrace Jesus’s testimony of the truth.  

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