Soul Snack 50/13 ... Recognising Truth
"Nothing can enter heaven which is not real; nothing erroneous, mistaken, conceited, hollow, professional, pretentious, insubstantial, can be smuggled through the gates. Only truth can dwell with the God of truth. ~ Charles Spurgeon.
There is a relentless wrestle in this world. In the late 80s (and into the 90s) the "X Files" falsely claimed the truth is out there yet Jesus boldly taught it was resident in Him alone and in His spirit - the Spirit of Truth.
The Tree of Knowledge continues to grow in both its power and its demands. Continually it asserts exclusivity to truth. The Tree of Knowledge commands that the font of science, the wells of study and the height of popular opinion all contain the truth. These are lies; they are the sprouted saplings of seeds Adam dropped across the earth after Eden.
As in Eden so too this day, the Tree of Knowledge competes with the Tree of Life. The Tree of Knowledge is no more easily satisfied than the grave; in fact that is where it leads to.
Truth is no longer absolute, it is relative to what suits me.
Truth is now morphed across the generations to support the deceits that the Tree of Knowledge drips in every classroom, every hall of higher learning and every form of media. Christians no more escape this life-threatening saturation than the world.
Nearly 200 years ago Spurgeon was correct because he believed the 2000 year old truths.
We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognise the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of falsehood. (1 Jn 4:6)
Those who do not know God are unable to recognise His truth.
If truth can change it was never first the truth.
Today's Soul Snippet:
"The meaning of prayer is that we get hold of God, not the answer." ~ Oswald Chambers