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Knowledge of the Truth

We can only evaluate things by what we have read and by what we have experienced. From those two perspectives, it seems we may be living in the greatest time of magnified stupidity since Noah.

Think with me for a moment…let’s just look at some simple evaluations. Highly educated people can look at something, like a rock, a child or a rose and say with confidence, “It just happened.” Are you listening? It just happened or evolved? Nobody with the capability to reason would come up with that answer honestly. Everybody knows that everything and anything made had a Maker. (Nobody at any time has seen anything evolve to something else or has ever seen nothing evolve into something.)

Those same intellectual minds say that man can control the weather by his actions. (When will they stop hurricanes? They preach global warming while we have had a very bad winter. How can these people look at the facts and ignore them? While a multitude of reputable scientists have testified that the global warming tripe is a hoax, politicians just keep promoting it.

How many believe a person can borrow his way out of debt? If an individual cannot, neither can a nation. Not one family or business can operate like our nation is doing financially and be successful. The average man knows these truths, yet so called intelligent, educated people do not. Why?

In Paul’s instruction to Timothy regarding prayer for people in government and God’s will toward them, he said,

“Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” 1 Timothy 2:4

First and foremost, God wants people saved. That’s why Christ came (Luke 19:10.) That is the reason Christ died on Calvary and rose again; so that men could be saved. It is bad when anyone is not saved, but it is worse when those in authority are not saved. The second thing God wanted for us was to come to the knowledge of the truth. This is an interesting statement because it indicates that there is knowledge without truth. We are experiencing a lot of that. In the times of the internet, worldwide web and knowledge on a million subjects at our fingertips, truth is getting hard to come by. I used to think Paul was speaking of spiritual truth only, but it is obvious that we are seeing the perversion of all truth, i.e., financial truth, global truth, physical truth, social truth, natural truth, etc. Lost people, though being void of spiritual truth, have in the past recognized truth in other areas. A non-Christian doctor knew abortion was murder. A non-Christian psychologist knew that drug addiction was not a disease. A non-Christian sociologist recognized homosexuality was perversion. A non-Christian accountant knew the problems of spending more than one took in. The list could go on and on. It is extremely obvious we are not learning the “knowledge of the truth.”

It is interesting to note that Paul used that phrase in his second letter to Timothy when speaking of mankind in the last days prior to Christ’s return:

“Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 2 Timothy 3:7

Since modern man has available more knowledge and facts of which we are aware in our history, then there must be another reason or reasons for one not coming “to the knowledge of the truth.”

Man will ignore the truth because he refuses to recognize God. In their hatred of Jesus Christ, they will refuse facts about anything that has the teeniest hint that Christ might be for real.

“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” John 3:19

Man will ignore the truth if he can make money by doing so (writing books on global warming, passing laws that profit certain people, stifling competitors, etc.)

“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” 1 Timothy 6:10

Man will ignore the truth if he can become the center of attention and bring adoration to Himself from the masses.

“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” John 8:44

Satan wants to be in authority. He was cast out of heaven because he wanted to take God’s place…to be in charge. Satan had and still has great self-esteem.

Most of mankind stands in denial of our sinfulness. We search for knowledge to defend and justify ourselves, not to find the truth.

Thank God that He is still extending the invitation to come to Him. Truth is still available.

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32

Keep Looking Up!

Leland Maples