The Polarizing Effect Of Truth

34 Do not assume that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn
‘a man against his father,
a daughter against her mother,
a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
36 A man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’ 37 Anyone who loves his father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me -Matthew 10:34-37 BS
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I would like to take this opportunity to tackle two issues that I, as a believer in Jesus Christ have come across in the past. Some professing Christians are living in a way that is displeasing to God, thinking that they are doing God’s will.

The first issue I have seen on the internet is someone living two different lives. A Christian cannot have one foot in the world—living like an unregenerate person—and the other foot in Christ. The Bible calls that type of person lukewarm.

15 I know your deeds; you are neither cold nor hot. How I wish you were one or the other! 16 So because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to vomit you out of My mouth! -Revelation 3:15-16 BSB

For example, let’s look at a person who went around to Christian sites, attacking them by using a fake name called Polarius.

A Christian used the name Polarius to act out his hatred toward the Evangelical Community because of their conservative stance and its values, which are closer to biblical views than the alternative. I have no animosity toward the Polarius character. My heart is for that person to repent and get right with the Lord Jesus Christ before the rapture of our great God and Savior occurs to bring the saints to Himself. I believe the culture took hold of this person’s heart, confused him, and pushed him away from the gospel of Jesus Christ. If a person truly has the Holy Spirit, repentance will take place.

The second issue is not taking a stand for the truth because of the fear of people. Being like that will cause you to walk the Christian life backward. They seem to be ashamed of defending God’s Word, but we must understand that those who compromise the truth of God’s Word are no different from those who reject Jesus Christ. The Scripture demands us to confront those in error and defend the holy Scripture, as stated in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 & Jude 1:3.

If anyone is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in His Father’s glory with the holy angels. -Mark 8:38 BSB

A Passion For The Truth

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Isaiah 66:2

My hand made all these things, and so they all came into being. This is the LORD’s declaration. I will look favorably on this kind of person: one who is humble, submissive in spirit, and trembles at my word.

The Creator of the universe desires this in His followers, 

  1. Humbleness– A person who allows himself to be directed by the Holy Spirit
  2. Submissive in spirit– A person who obeys everything written in Scripture which 2 Timothy 3 summarizes it perfectly

2 Timothy 3:16-17

16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

You must teach the Word of God correctly, rebuke a wayward Christian to bring them back in right standing with the LORD, train them in the Truth [Scripture] alone without adding anything else to it. 

If you willfully shrink back from rebuking someone for teaching something that is not truthful, it shows where your heart truly stands. 

At the end of the verse, the LORD showers grace to the one who fears His Word. A Christian has to love the Truth and defend it. 

In social media, you will encounter countless of false teachers who are there to destroy your faith by convincing you to believe in false doctrine. You will know them by the fruit of their mouth. Remember, whatever comes out of their mouth tells you what fills their heart. If they attack your character and not your teachings is because you are in the truth and they have nothing else to say but will try to stop you from doing God’s will through character assassination. Rejoice and be glad because they did the same to Jesus Christ and the prophets before Him. 

False prophets will teach truth mixed with lies so you must be prepared by always being in the Word and in prayer. False Christians will look almost like the genuine article but watch what they say and teach very carefully because what’s in their heart will eventually come to the surface.  

If you know someone who is false, separate yourself from them or else you will be like them, spreading false teachings and the Lord will rebuke you. If you love them, you will tell them the truth.

Love the truth, love righteousness, love Jesus and preach the whole counsel of God. Don’t pick and choose.

Do you defend the Truth regardless of the consequences?   

 

What Is Truth?

What is truth?” said Pilate.

John 18:38a

Truth is the reality of what is not seen and the revelation of who God is and what will be. Truth has to do with eternity. Truth is in the sphere of what is not seen in the physical world but in the spiritual world and answers the questions “why are we here?” and “what happens when we die?” The Truth answers and reveal the unobservable. 

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 14:6

The Truth is that there is a hell that’s eternal which was created for Satan and his fallen angels but after Adam sinned, it became our sentence. The Truth is that Jesus was punished for our iniquities and paid the ultimate price on the cross. He rose from the grave on the third day, sat down at the right hand of God the Father. Jesus is our hope and the only way to escape the horrors of hell. 

The doors of heaven have been opened through His sacrifice, entering is achieved by placing our faith in Jesus Christ and asking Him to forgive all our sins.  

Now you know the Truth…John 8:32You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Only Jesus can set you free…don’t wait, my friends.