Ozark Christian Living

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Truth Decay

January 26

 "...thou shalt provide out of all the people ... men of truth..."  Exodus 18:21



"...unless 'men of truth' arise soon, deceit will reach critical mass. "



It should be of no surprise that the unredeemed embrace lies; for the root of lying taps to the fallen nature of men: "Who changed the truth of GOD into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the CREATOR ..."  No less of a shock, though a bit harder to detect, are the religious lies so prevalent since the first one told to Eve in the Garden.  Adam then lied to GOD; Adam's son Cain soon followed suit ... and here we are today, immersed in a veritable culture of inverted verity.  JESUS stated that the Devil is a liar and the father of it, possessing zero capacity for truth.  HE further claimed that each of the Devil's children (unsaved) could but lie, and thus the ubiquitous falsehood among us today.  Looking into the face of the LORD just prior to HIS crucifixion, Pilate asked, what seems on the surface at least, to be a legitimate question: "...What is truth?"   Absent any sincerity however, the scoffing spirit of his tone betrays all of our depravity, and the depth to which our rebel ignorance is ingrained.  Man began his trek from Eden shamelessly defying GOD'S truth; and to the present, this death march of defiance has taken on an insidious life of its own.

Truth decay is nigh unto irreversible in our homes, our corporations, our schools, our governments, and most tragically, even in our churches.  Evil men and seducers are waxing worse and worse, exactly like Paul said would happen in these last days; and unless "men of truth" arise soon, deceit will reach critical mass.  Genuine Biblical truth (which is the only truth there is) is our only hope and foundation on which to build.  JESUS boldly and clearly proclaimed that HE is "the truth".  Affirming this basal principle in his letter to the church in Corinth, Paul writes: "But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.  For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is JESUS CHRIST."  In preface to these words of Paul, David asks in Psalm 11:3: "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?"

GOD is still in the business of employing leaders; but only those who will fearlessly lead men in truth, and the fear of HIM.  Where are the sanctified satirists who will crusade against error with the Sword of HIS SPIRIT?  "HE is the ROCK, HIS work is perfect: for all HIS ways are judgment: a GOD of truth and without iniquity, just and right is HE."  The anecdote to lies, still lies where it always has; i.e., in a blood washed, born again relationship with the GOD of all truth! 

"For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth."

For Love of Country
Alexander Hamilton
(Signature of the U. S. Constitution,  and Revolutionary Hero)
"I have carefully examined the evidences of the Christian religion, and if I was sitting as a juror upon its authenticity I would unhesitatingly give my verdict in its favor.  I can prove its truth as clearly as any proposition ever submitted to the mind of man."

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