I am a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ. Jay pointed out in this week’s sermon that other groups may force conformity, but Christians are not forced to follow Christ. We choose to follow.
The nature of being a human being is that we are influenced by one another. There are people who will use this nature to their own advantage. 2 Timothy 4:3 says that many will surround themselves with teachers, people in authority, who will tell them what they want to hear.
Jay explained that if you remove God then whoever votes most is right but there is no truth. So if you believe truth exists, but God doesn’t, then how do you identify truth? The truth is…you can’t.
When Jesus was being questioned by Pilate, Jesus said, “Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” (from John 18:37 NIV)
G.K. Chesterton said,”It’s the first effect of not believing in God that you lose your common sense. [“The Oracle of the Dog” (1923)]”
Jay said, “Truth is not painless! We can’t just run away because it hurts!”
As seekers and followers of truth we must realize that the truth is not popular and popularity doesn’t make something right. We must let the truth correct us rather than attempt to alter the truth to suit us.
A painful truth for our times is that those who seek the truth rather than what their itching ears want to hear are in the minority. Those who want to change truth to suit their purposes will do whatever it takes, even to the point of trying to destroy truth or say it doesn’t exist…anything other than admit their wrongdoing.
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. (John 3:20 NIV)
Christ followers do not alter truth. They seek it and step into the light, even if they stand in that light alone.
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