Daily Archives: December 13, 2011

From the “Writings of A.W. Pink”

      In a world full of many supposed truths there is only one.

 

What is Truth?

 

“Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?

Joh_18:37-38

What is Truth?

 

“What is Truth?”

asked Pilate. Men have asked this question from generation to generation without hope of an answer, “Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

2Ti_3:7

Jesus Christ is the truth, but men do not except Him as truth, and therefore continue in darkness. “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Joh_14:6

 

The Truth comes to a man only through the Holy Spirit, no man can of himself find it out. “And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.”

1Jn_5:6. “And when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: Joh_16:13

 

Truth must be sought after, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”

Mat_7:7-8

Truth can be attained, “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Joh_8:31-32

 

Truth is a hard way to follow, therefore few men go on to perfection. “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”

Mat_7:13-14

Truth is infinite, it is deeper than you know. “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counseller? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.”

Rom_11:33-36

A warning for those who would reject truth, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Who changed the truth of God into a lie…”

Rom_1:18; Rom_1:25. “That they all might be damned who believed not the truth…” 2Th_2:12. “…men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth…” 1Ti_6:5

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A Thought on Cynicism

     My thought tonight came as I was watching “Hannity” on the Fox news channel.  Now some people reading this would say “it only stands to reason  you’d have a small thought if you’re watching Fox and especially Sean Hannity,” but I’ll watch him before I watch some of the other junk on t.v.  I’m not going to say that I agree with everything I’ve heard on “Hannity,” but I’m not going to say I disagree with everything I’ve heard on it either.  Just so you know, though, I watch CNN, CBS, ABC, & NBC news shows, as well, because I like to try to get an idea of what’s really going on, and watching different news outlets gives me some perspective on what others are thinking.
     Anyway, what drew my attention, was “The Great American Panel” section in which Sean had as his guests Rebecca St. James, Jay Thomas, and Bob Beckel.  I’ll let you make your own determination about what you think of these people, but the thing that got me was the cynicism on the part of the two men.  Rebecca St. James, recently married, was saying that there were still good men in the world, men who don’t lie, who don’t believe in premarital sex.  She talked about her husband, her joy in knowing that she and her husband had no baggage, no experience with which to compare each other with others.
     Jay Thomas spoke up and told her that all men lied, that men did not have any advantage in telling the truth to women; that all men wanted to have sexual relations with every woman they saw, and would if given the chance.  I found his comments offensive, condescending, and disparaging.  Bob Beckel, to his credit, did not engage in Mr. Thomas’ comments to the extent that Mr. Thomas stated, but did express some agreement with his views. 
     The next subject was Tim Tebow, and whether he was a good role model for children, and once again, Mr. Thomas said that his two sons would be bored to death if they lived like Tim Tebow.  What does this statement say about him?  He did say that He liked to watch Tim Tebow play, and he acknowledged that there was something different about Tim, but that in his opinion a belief in Buddha could garner just as much in a person’s life.  Bob Beckel, a professed christian, did not seem to support Tim’s witness for Christ on or off the field with much enthusiasm.
     What I want to know is what’s so wrong with speaking positively about people keeping their purity until in the marriage relationship, or encouraging kids to look to someone like Tim Tebow as a role-model.  For Mr. Thomas to express his opinion that going into marriage without having sex beforehand was like buying a car without starting and driving it first is in my opinion indicative of the kinds of attitudes that are at the root of some of this country’s greatest problems.  
     I don’t mind people expressing their opinions, but what bothers me is the cynicism with which so many people approach almost any subject these days.  How can people have any kind of honest discussion about a subject when they approach it in this way?