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Thursday, January 5, 2012

What is Truth?


Key question!  Pilate wanted to know (John 18:38).  One of the things you will encounter, if you have not encountered it yet, in guiding your kids through the minefields of life is the shaky way truth is defined in this current culture.  There are multiple pressures, spins, world views, presuppositions, opinions…  On that last one, opinions, you will hear, if you have not already, “Everyone has a right to their own opinion,” in some form or other.  Howard Tillman Kuist has said about this…
“Why should you have an opinion?  What work have you done on this subject to entitle you to one?  How much experience have you had in this affair, so that you can have a reliable opinion about it?”
The basis for what we believe has to be truth.  Problem is we have to fight to get there.  The enemy is a deceiver, liar, John 8:44.  The Christian community, you, and your family are assaulted by false teachers, 1 John 4:1, 2 Peter 2:1 – 3.  As fathers, leaders, we have to guard our hearts and minds staying on the alert for error and wrong thinking.  How?  John 17:17 gives us two hints.  Christ is praying for His people specifically that they would be sanctified in the Word.  Prayer is one key.  Being in the Word for ourself is the other.

2 comments:

  1. Our small group has been through a very interesting study called 'Wide Angle: Framing Your Worldview' by Chuck Colson & Rick Warren. As they went through the many things that are present in our culture there was one theme that remained constant.

    If one's 'worldview' is not based on the scriptures, sadly, one is wrong.

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