Tell Me The Truth!
Tell Me The Truth!Many dont want to be told the truth because the majority are in conflict with the truth
Ahab & Micaiah1 Kings 221-6, Four hundred of Ahabs prophets say go and you will be victorious7-8, Jehoshaphat: Is there any other prophet that we may ask? Ahab: Micaiah, but I hate him9-12, Zedekiah the sensationalist, many choose emotionalism over truth13-15, Peer pressure16, Tell me nothing but the truth (NKJV)18, Didnt want the truthwanted lies!
Many Reject Truth Because...Truth represents reality; truth is what existsFadism represents vanity, fantasyGod is the personification of truth (Rom. 1:25)Jesus: I am the way, the truth (Jn. 14:6), Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice (Jn. 18:37,38)
Truth in the GospelNot ismsJohn 1:17, ...grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.John 16:13, However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speakEph. 1:13, you heard the word of truthJas. 1:18, forth by the word of truth1 Pet. 1:22, in obeying the truth
The Nature of TruthIt is narrow (Mt. 7:13-14)It is firm (John 3:20-21)It is consistent (2 Cor. 1:18-20)It is objective & consists of the whole counsel of God (John 17:17)EFFECTS:Makes us Free! (John 8:32-36)From lies, superstition, ignorance, philosophy
Our Reception of TruthBuy it and sell it not (Prov. 23:23)Obey it, at any cost (Lk. 14:26)Receive it as it is (1 Thess. 2:13)Love it (2 Thess. 2:10,12,13)Change your life not the truth (Rom. 12:2)For all men (1 Tim. 2:4)
Our Practice of TruthSuffer its consequences (1 Kgs. 22:27)Worship by it (Jn. 4:23-24)Defend it (Gal. 2:5)Do not be hindered (Gal. 5:7)Speak it in love (Eph. 4:15)Always wear it (Eph. 6:14)Support it (1 Tim. 3:15; 3 Jn. 8)
Our Practice of TruthAlways preach it, dont make excuses for it (2 Tim. 4:2-4)Dont willfully reject it (Heb. 10:26)Dont stray from it (Jas. 5:19)Be established in it (2 Pet. 1:12)Dont speak evil of it (2 Pet. 2:2)Walk in it (live it) (3 John 1:4)
Why Many Do Not Speak TruthDo not want to confront, or make enemies (Jn. 8:40; Gal. 2:14; 4:16)Corrupt minds (1 Tim. 6:5)Do not handle Gods word accurately (2 Cor. 4:2; 2 Tim. 2:15,18,25)Resisting truth (2 Tim. 3:7-8)Turn away from it (2 Tim. 4:4; Tit. 1:14)
Judgment Based On Truth!But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things (Rom. 2:2,8)When?In the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel (Rom. 2:16)