The truth can be hard to spot these days. Some want their own truth and claim that your truth is not my truth. But in reality, there is no such thing. If something is true, it is true for everyone all the time.
Truth is sometimes painful and often unpopular and at times we love to distort it for our own purposes.
Take a look at this video.
Our first response may be that, this lady is stupid. Everyone knows that men can’t get pregnant. That’s middle school biology.
But in reality, she’s actually pretty smart. She knows exactly what she’s doing. Of course, she doesn’t really believe that men can get pregnant and she knows that the transmen she is referring to are actually women. It’s not that she doesn’t know the truth, she doesn’t like the truth. And sometimes people that don’t like the truth, try to deny it and convince others to go along with their absurd thinking.
It’s the strategy the Germans used in their attempted conquest of the world in the forty’s. They stated that If you tell people a lie over and over again, they will soon start to believe it.
In his book, Andy Andrews demonstrates this beautifully: ““How do you kill 11 million people?” He said, You lie to them. All those Jewish people would never have loaded the trains without resistance if they knew they were going to concentration camps and eventually gas chambers. They were told they were going to someplace better. The Germans told them this over and over again and everyone believed it.
The evolution theory
Another example we see today is the world wide acceptance of evolution. When our generation was in school, it was taught as a theory. Today it is taught as fact even though there is less and less evidence to prove it. Even some of the smartest and brightest minds on the planet accept it as such. Why? Only because it has been stated as fact for decades even though there is increasing evidence to the contrary.
According to Eric Metaxas in his book Is Atheism Dead, Many scientists now concede that the evidence for creation far exceeds any evidence for evolution, but they hesitate to state it publicly. Why? Because they don’t necessarily like the truth that they have discovered. For one, it’s hard to admit that you’ve been wrong all these years and also to go against the common opinion of other scientists. Secondly, if there is a God then we must submit to his laws and our human nature doesn’t always readily want to do that.
Finding the truth
Yes, truth is increasingly hard to decipher these days. But I for one want to know it and we can know it even today. I love to learn from other people, but everything must be weighed against some standard to know if it’s true or if it’s someone wanting me to believe a lie that promotes their personal agenda. I don’t care about another person’s opinion or even my own if it’s not rooted in truth.
And neither do you. The one thing that’s proven to be true over and over again is the Word of God. That once popular book that’s not so popular any more. However, when we take a peek into it, we discover answers to many of today’s most common questions and thus a lot of confusion is alleviated.
Here are a couple of examples of common ideas that are debated today.
When does life begin?
The life of every creature is in it’s blood.Leviticus 17:14
How many genders are there?
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.Genesis 1:27
These are just two examples of things that people seem to be so confused about today. Both questions are answered here in the scriptures. The only stipulation is that we have to believe the scriptures. When we don’t, the confusion just grows further. As my pastor often says, What you believe matters.
We’ve got to believe in something, right? I choose to believe in God. What about you?
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.John 8:32