There IS Truth!
There is truth. Don’t laugh at this simple statement as you may be shocked at the growing and alarming number of people who are either unable or unwilling to accept the fact that there is truth that is NOT based upon feelings! Please watch this video from the Family Policy Institute of Washington https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfO1veFs6Ho.
So each student is asked by a 5’9” white male if it is OK if he declares that he is 1) a women, 2) Chinese, 3) 7-years old, who wants to enroll in first grade, and finally 4) 6’5”. Were you amazed to see each student is open to affirming his statements for every point except for, interestingly, height? It is OK to declare himself a 7-year old Chinese women, but not a 6’5” 7 year-old Chinese women. It appears society has a little farther to fall until ALL truth is denied. I said a little…but not far.
The first thing that strikes out is the utter foolish and corrupt thought process and the total denial of the concept of fact and truth (1 Corinthians 3: 19-20). This isn’t a complicated political issue where there are many sides and facets. This is a simple exercise of compare and contrast, fact and fiction. The fact is a 5’9” white man was stating things that are obviously untrue; but because of societal pressures their thought process is hopelessly lost and confused. How can these students possibly face the facts that surround such issues as Islamic terrorism, homelessness, welfare, or property rights? How can they face such facts as there is a God, there is one Way, one Truth, and one Life, there is Heaven and Hell, there is eternity?
The second thing that stands out is their utter fear of saying that he is wrong. I could sense and see the fear behind their responses. They know what they are hearing is untrue, but societal pressure is such that they could not risk being caught on camera wandering from the accepted narrative. The moral framework of America has been successfully transformed (as promised) over the last eight years. What is right is now declared wrong and what is wrong is now declared right (Isaiah 5:20). And an entire generation of kids are now too afraid (or too conditioned) to correct this perversion.
The last thing jumping out is the mental pain that several of the students went through to say the lies they heard were OK to be declared truth. Again, they knew they were lied to. They knew the truth; however, they willingly put themselves through mental pain to deny the truth so as to conform to the world. What caused me pain was to watch the couple of students who were so indoctrinated they stated the lies were truth without a moment’s hesitation. Watch the video again and this time observe the non-verbal cues and see these kids through God’s eyes. Allow yourself to feel the pain God must feel to see how lost His children have become. It is truly tragic and painful!
Society is becoming more and more gullible. If a politician or special interest group tells a lie often enough and convincingly enough it will be accepted as true. Look at the current Presidential campaign. The current front runners apply this technique with precision and their supporters accept lies as truth with gusto.
Christian Politicians are increasingly assaulted by people and interest groups who have no concept of right and wrong, truth and lies. The chasm between sides of a issue widens. More and more people reject any notion of truth in order to validate their feelings. In the past, it was possible to reason people into an awareness of their corrupted thoughts. Not anymore. People now reject any notion of truth in order to validate their desires and feelings. This is a challenge in an arena that is about compromise and collaboration. How can truth and lie find a middle ground? Simply put, they can’t. Christian Politicians must understand this unfortunate fact and stand firm in God’s Truth.
Recognizing truth, even if you don’t necessarily like it, is a central theme in the Bible. The truth is I am a sinner in need of a Savior. I fall short of God’s standards in my daily life, not matter how hard I try. It is not a truth I want to face but when I do, I find freedom, I find salvation. Truth is liberating (John 8: 32)!
The Christian Politician must be grounded in Truth and recognize truth. Society trends in the opposite direction. So you are called to “not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2). Christian Politicians, you must bring sanity and truth into an increasingly insane world as you trust in Jesus’ work and rest in the Spirits’ power. It bears repeating, do not conform to this world but be transformed by God’s renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).
God’s people must watch our leaders very closely and hold them to account. Christian Politicians should never be in short supply of accountability partners! Listen to their words and compare them to their actions. Watch for tell-tale signs when their thinking is influenced more by the world than the Word. When you see them wrongly influenced by the World lovingly confront and correct them, and ask how you can support, help, and pray for them. Lastly, elect ONLY those people who recognize Truth. If a person cannot recognize The Truth they cannot hope to recognize truth in day-to-day problems.