Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Truth Hurts

Sometimes, when we hear the truth, we don't like it. Why is that? I think it's because sometimes the truth doesn't coincide with the way we want things to be. Truth can be painful. But it can also "set us free".

When we first find out that a loved one has cancer for example, often the first word out of our mouths is "No!" Why? Because we don't want to hear it. We don't want it to be true. Our next thoughts then turn to "How can we fix that?" How can we change the truth? That's just part who we are. It comes naturally.

When cancer strikes a family member we seek out the best doctors, specialists and health care providers. We can place our hope in other human beings and our technology. Granted, sometimes they DO come through for us but often they do not. Then reality sets in.

Several hundred years ago a theologian wrote a book entitled "The Jews and Their Lies." That doesn't sound very P.C. Guess who wrote it. Martin Luther - the founder of Protestantism and the Lutheran faith. Was it the truth? Opinion?

The United Nations began as a good concept after World War II. It was intended to unite all of the nations on earth, together, in peace. Well, it didn't take long however for us humans to figure out a way to "work the system" to get what we wanted.

There is now a large block of nations within the U.N. who are anti-Israel. They seem to be constantly passing anti-Israeli resolutions, condemning Israel for things they actually didn't do. Why? Because they don't like Israel. To them "the only good Jew is a dead Jew."

Jesus was a Jew.

I saw this video the other day. Someone actually spoke the truth to this group of nations. It's interesting to watch the reaction of the various delegates as he delivers his message. They were hearing the truth but not believing.

Palestinian Speaks The Truth - UN Watch

Desiring to change the truth is NOT a bad thing. I can actually be a wonderful thing. But denying the truth at the expense of others can be quite evil.

There are many people who believe in God. Still others do not believe. Each people group wants to other to believe as they do. There is only one truth. Either God exists or He does not.

God has proven His existence to my satisfaction. Has He proven Himself in YOUR life? No? Have you asked Him to?

"42Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. 43Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. 44You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! 46Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? 47Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.” - John 8:42-47

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