In the world but not of it

October 15, 2009

What is truth…

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Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” John 18:38

For many, truth is relative. Truth is what the majority
accept as fact regardless of the “facts”. People have a tendency to arrive at
conclusions based on how it makes them feel vs. what it costs them to take a
position.

To God truth is not relative, it is exact, it is specific,
and it is based on factual data and evidence that any person, who chooses to
invest the time, will discover. What they do with that truth is then a personal
decision but their decision never changes the fact that it is true.

Also, my emotions and feelings, which are not an accurate
thermometer for truth, cannot be trusted. I need to look at the evidence, the
data, and the facts. These statements should not surprise any of us. After all,
these are the same principles used in practicing law, managing people and
governing a country.

Why then should we act any different or stand for anything
less? The reason we compromise truth is because it costs us. Standing for the
truth will always cost something; a relationship, a promotion, an income…

Jesus said “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must
turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me.” (Luke
9:23)

This words from Jesus are a tough statement because it costs
us something to do it. Truth is only relative and subjective when we don’t like
the cost of accepting it and the results it may bring.

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