Discipleship

Truth is a Slippery Thing

I already shared the following on Facebook, but I think it bears repeating. In the midst of all the “alternative facts” and “fake news” and outrageous conspiracy theories being proffered, I wanted to cut through all the crap and simplify things for those who claim to follow Jesus. At the end of the day, we are in the “truth business,” so we better make sure we’re defending the Truth that matters most. What is that Truth? Here’s what I wrote awhile back:

The “truth” has always been a slippery thing, easily manipulated, easily spun, easily misplaced or lost in the couch cushions of public discourse.

That’s why God, in His infinite wisdom, decided to send Truth in human flesh. Christians therefore don’t need to sort out every confusing issue, accumulate academic degrees, or set out to prove every spurious conspiracy theory right or wrong. We simply need to get to know Jesus by immersing ourselves in his life and teachings recorded the Gospels. Then make sure our actions, words, and values reflect his.

Truth is a person. Defend Him. Love Him. Propagate Him. That’s your highest calling, Christian.

I don’t want to win America back from the radical Left, nor do I want to win American back from Right Wing extremists IF I end up sacrificing my pure witness to Jesus and His Kingdom in the process by my political associations. As a disciple, my highest calling is to reflect Jesus outward to a watching world. How are we doing with that?

What truth are you defending? What truth are you reflecting these days?

“I am the Truth.” -Jesus

“In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son.” Hebrews 1:1

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