Friday, September 5, 2008

Truth

In 2 Thessalonians 2:8-12, Paul describes the time (at the midpoint of the Tribulation, following the Rapture of the Church) when "the man of lawlessness" will be revealed. This counterfeit Christ will profess to be God and will deceive many with his power, signs, and lying wonders. Those who are deceived will be those who have rejected the truth and have chosen to live in unrighteousness. But Jesus Christ will defeat and destroy this counterfeit Christ and will judge those who have rejected Him. They will suffer the consequences for their sins.

It is so important for us to listen to the truth today. Not to make a decision about the truth is the same as rejecting it. The day will come when those who have rejected the truth will no longer be able to recognize the truth. Their blindness will prevent them from hearing and responding to the invitation to be forgiven, redeemed, and saved. Their blindness will result in suffering the consequences for their rejection of Jesus Christ and the truth, for the consequences of their sins, for eternity.

Even now, many have rejected the idea that there can be such a thing as truth. Many ignore the truth.

As an example, it is evident in this election that many people, on both sides, have not taken time to understand the issues or to really research the candidates. They will base their decision on emotion. On the basis of which candidate is more appealing to them. I may have a cynical view of this election, but I do not get the impression that most voters have taken time to determine what is true.

Jesus said that we must know the truth and that the truth will set us free. The truth can be known and the freedom it brings is available to all who will embrace it.

1 comment:

Franklin Family Blessings said...

Whew, nice site! Been a long time reading blogs. I was so caught up arranging a family blessings convention for my church. I’m glad to have a good read.