It is terrible to withhold the truth!
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“be free indeed”
Since: Jul 09
#1 Feb 26, 2013
Here is a truth spoken that is very important.
Every normal person, every reasonable person understands how important it is to be told the truth. If you look at it just from the viewpoint of common life, in the routine of every day circumstances, we want people to tell us the truth. We really count on it whether it's about our job, or whether it's about the house we're about to buy, or the loan we're about to get, or the insurance policy we're about to put in place, or the car we're about to purchase, or whether it's what the mechanic tells us when we take the car in to be repaired, we depend on people to tell us the truth. Even when we buy an appliance, or a computer, certainly when we go to the doctor, we want the lab report to be correct. We want truth. We understand that life disintegrates and unravels, it becomes chaotic if we don't know the truth about these things that make up our lives. We expect lawyers to be honest, accountants to be honest, our business associates to be honest, the people that manage our retirement to be honest. We expect our parents to be honest. We parents want our kids to be honest. I mean, life sort of requires that.
But I want you to understand something. You could live in a world of liars, you could live in a world where no one told you the truth about those things, you could live amidst deceivers all your life and still be okay in the life to come if just one person told you the truth. And that one person would be your pastor, your preacher, your religious teacher. You could have lies about everything in this world and you can be okay if you get the truth about the world to come. But on the other hand, you could live in this world in the midst of people who tell you the truth about everything, you could live in this world among people who never deceive you, who are honest and forthright and give you the truth all the time, and you could be damned forever by just one liar in your whole life if he was your spiritual leader that you trusted. It is infinitely more important to be told the truth about salvation, about the way to heaven than about anything else. Therefore, the realm in which the truth matters most is the spiritual realm. If the doctor lies to you or the lab lies to you, it could effect you physically. If your accountant lies to you or your money manager lies to you, or business associate lies to you, it could effect you economically. If your spouse lies to you or your children lie to you, it could effect you socially. I mean, there are a lot of things that can go wrong in this life but if whoever you trust to tell you the truth about the life to come lies to you, it damns you forever.
It is of infinite importance to know the truth concerning the life to come and the life that Jesus offers to us now. It is impossible that this has no importance or is even moderately important. You must search for the truth as Jesus taught, for your life truly depends on it.
“be free indeed”
Since: Jul 09
#2 Mar 28, 2013
It is in knowing the truth of Christ that we are set free.
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