“Truth demands action, not just mental acceptance. And, while many religious folk act as though “works” is a dirty word unrelated to salvation, Jesus taught otherwise. My works cannot save me, but God’s works do. When I do what God commands, I am doing God’s works, and that is essential to salvation.” —Weylan Deaver
We talk a lot about love of the truth. Let us speak equally of the truth of love. The world needs both.
When you insist that God reveals himself today only through the Bible, that Jesus is the only way to God, and that truth is objective and identifiable, you will lose friends, respect, and influence in some quarters. You will gain a friend in God, however, and receive eternal approval.
When the reality of the present and the hope of the future cannot sustain, man creates his fantasy. And while he holds to illusion, he can never embrace the truth of the gospel.
The postmodernist emerging church asks leading questions, designed to undermine objective truth. The Bible has already answered those questions.
To love as God loved us, as Jesus gave his life for us, unselfishly, without demanding something in return, seeking only the good of the other — this is to “love [another] in truth” 3 Jn 1.
If the Lord is the only true and living God, the eternal King, Jer 10.10, what effect must this truth have upon us? Is it not the single truth of reality, the over-arching principle, the sum of wisdom, the seed of humility, the hope of all hopes?