Truth versus Error
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.
These observations lead SOME to God and truth and OTHERS to deny God and never find the truth. In the final analysis it will be pride and selfishness that keep you from the ending you will so desire. This is because if you seek God you will find Him and if you live your life only for this life you certainly will not succeed.
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Truth Versus Error
If this were not so important, if it did not matter what you believe then the world would be much less challenging. In fact there would be no reason for – well ultimately, for anything. You would die and then it is over, the end of your existence. Here is the truly sad, unfortunate thing and it is that man in his lifetime prefers to have a no accountability. There are thousands of reasons for denying God and God as the God of the bible. Men can put a twist, a spin on everything that might support their denial of God. The irony is that this is exactly what God intended as part of His process for sorting out those who will spend eternity with Him versus those who will be lost. The mistakes made by most people in relation to God are these:
- They believe God has something to do with religion (the various religions really of men)
- Men do what they want and work hard at convincing themselves they will not exist after death
- They fail to see God in the most obvious – in creation, in human intelligence, in the message left by God.
- They have little or no understanding of God and His purpose for humankind
Getting ready for truth
God has revealed the purpose for creation and it is related to man and there is so much evidence. Everything fits together, perfectly together as one might expect from the creator. He made no mistakes in getting the spin of the heavenly bodies correct, the thickness of the atmosphere the genetics of living things and something called intellect for mankind. He made no mistakes in His plan to make the distinction between good and evil. You can be amazed with what follows and most people are because they have been taught things that are NOT things from God. You will find the way to differentiate truth from error and the truth may surprise you no matter what you currently believe. It is the only way to distinguish truth from error – THERE IS NO OTHER WAY!!!
Making The Distinction Between
Truth and Error
Just as certain as God created the heavens and earth He provided truth in a way that it will be 100% clear to those who indeed love Him. It is not a plan seen by those who love him in word but those who indeed love Him.
He describes the plan in different ways that are meant to help you, to encourage you in a world where disbelief is common and belief is even ridiculed or worse.
How could God “possibly” accomplish His purpose of sorting those who love Him from those who do not – well because He is God. We marvel at creation but it is nothing compared to His plan that separates good from evil, separates those who love Him from those who do not. The idea of being SEPARATED FOR GOD is the idea of being holy, a word which is very badly misused by men.
There are many things which God has provided to correctly understand Him and His purpose. Here is one thing that you should know about God’s method of “separating out” those He will spend eternity with in Heaven. You may know it but have you taken it seriously and made application to yourself?
13 Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.
14 And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: ‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, And seeing you will see and not perceive;
15 For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.
Being spiritually successful is most important thing in every person’s existence and yet people close their hearts to hearing God’s message. God’s message by design has difficulties in it for every person. It might be something you are not willing to give up. It might be the pride of what you currently believe. There are really hundreds of things and indeed it is a difficult test.
This is a good time to pause and read, “God’s Oversight of Truth.” The care God has taken in delivering the truth is quite amazing and how He has unfolded the plan in concert with His purpose provides a foundation for you to continue to learn about God.
Let us look at truth and error from 10,000 feet
The scriptures claim they are not for private interpretation. The world likes to say, “it is just your interpretation.” This is equivalent to saying there is no truth. Now, we have the bible saying THERE IS TRUTH in hundreds of different ways and even Jesus says:
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Jesus says in:
32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Jesus provides the Holy Spirit specifically to lead the apostles into all truth
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 speak; and He will tell you things to come.
God and Truth align so perfectly that God says of himself that He cannot lie
2 in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began,
The truth is important, essential to God and man says, “it is your interpretation.” Just as religions in their grasp for power would kill to maintain their beliefs so often today in more subtle ways they accept all beliefs in order to maintain peace, to promote unity, to grow their numbers.
It is a good place to pause because so many get lost about now. There is an outcry, “but God this is very complex, many cannot understand, some will never hear the message” and the excuses mount up very quickly. Let me suggest that what is really being said is, “God, your plan has flaws and is not fair.” Let me further suggest that God can handle all your concerns and all you are doing is missing out on a successful end and also missing out helping others of whom you are so concerned. I would suggest one more thing and that is as always God’s plan is working perfectly. You have placed God below yourself as you have found flaws and you are a person of greater fairness than God.