Dec 28, 2010

It's never wrong to speak the truth

The Bible is clear that truth is paramount.  In fact, to me, the Bible communicates on the assumption that there is a definitive and knowable truth -- a truth self-existent and independent of the mind of man.  In other words, man does not have to exist for the truth to exist.

At one point, Christ spoke directly of the concept of truth.  He taught that is should be accompanied by love.  When being privately questioned by Pilot before being crucified, Christ made it clear what this definitive truth is.

Fast forward to today and we see a cultural climate of non-confrontation and tolerance where Americans seem to have far outbalanced the notion of love (a false love) and abandoned truth altogether.  We've even gone so far in America where many feel it is a violation of their rights for a someone else to express their personal faith viewpoint to them.

I confess to being more than a little frustrated about this and am often reminded that the Scriptures tell me I should expect this and mankind will continue to grow more like this as we approach the end of this age.

I know why people don't want the truth spoken.  I get that.  But, for Americans to hide behind the notion of tolerance (false love) to cover their sins is shameful.

In a similar line of thinking, Ravi Zacharias expressed his thoughts on this matter in his introduction to his book, The Lotus and the Cross.

"One day we will all find out that being respectful and sincere does not give us license to be wrong."

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