You Can Curse It, But Never Reverse It

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An age old debate appears to be heating up, getting hotter and hotter. A debate that carries with it eternal consequences.

Some believe it, others try to refute it.

A shackle to free thinkers and liberated lifestyles; it has released many, and is the judge of everyone .

It has always been, and forever will be; no person or group can lay exclusive claim to it.

Though multitudes attempt to guard it, defend it, explain it, and even broadcast it to the nations; it can only be found by those who seek it.

Always contemporary, never behind the times. Never hidden, though ignored by many.

Brighter than a million lights; it penetrates the darkest of souls, enlightening and renewing.

It’s weight is more than the strongest man can bear; yet it is the very thing that lifts him heavenward.

It is beyond comprehension but not beyond knowing.

Sharper than a surgeon’s knife, as tender as a nurse’s touch, keener than a scholar’s perception, yet simple enough for anyone with childlike faith to grasp.

It can be a fire in one’s bones, or refreshing as a cool drink of water.

People will curse it, but never reverse it.

Truth.

Pilate asked about it.

People turn away from it; afraid to face it, let alone embrace it.

It demands total acceptance and allegiance, or it is compromise.

Truth.

Men and women can have an insatiable desire for learning and knowledge, and still be far from it. Those who oppose it still must face it.

Everyone eventually bows before it.

Truth.

Whoever commits themselves to it finds love beyond description, and help for every situation.

Though not easy to swallow, it settles every nerve and heals every ulcer.

It can not be separated from its Author. It’s inseparably connected with godliness and righteousness.

Truth.

It stirs up controversy. It settles disputes. It divides the best of friends and separates the goats from the sheep.

It was promised to the serpent, tested in the desert, welcomed with palm branches, and nailed to a cross.

It was victorious over death, a tomb, and even hell itself.

It’s being attacked as it was in Noah’s day, mocked as in the day of Lot.

But some are believing it, as in Jonah’s day.

It will remain, though the heavens and the earth are destroyed by intense heat.

It will stand, even though challenged by the lawless one himself.

If misunderstood, it can remove all doubt. Unchangeable.

It is the foundation for life, and the one necessity in death.

To those who know it, receive it, embrace it, love it, and live it…

It is everlasting life.

Truth.

“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” (John 17:3 NKJV)

“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” (John 17:17 NKJV)

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3 Comments

  1. In the first sentence, where are you getting your information from? What is the debate? How can you write about truth without providing facts?

    What is the “Truth” you keep repeating? Who is cursing it? Is the truth distinguishable from facts? Is the “Truth” as non-specific as this blog post?

    Who is mocking “Truth”? Is it Christians that use the Bible to persecute others? How do we know the Truth? What happens when the Truth opposes established Christian teachings? Where does the Truth end? Where do you stop asking questions?

    • And why are you even asking the questions? And really, why does it seem you have some vendetta against Christians? Has every Christian done you wrong? Has Jesus ignored your cry for help? No.

      I dare say you know what the truth is.

  2. I am asking these questions because I’m genuinely interested in the answers. I’m asking questions because I don’t want to assume that I know what you’re thinking. I’m curious why you never use one credible source (other than the Bible) to support any of your claims.

    You often start your posts with a premise that I don’t understand and you don’t give any background or additional information. So right out of the gate, I’m not sure what what your saying is trustworthy and I have not place to go to verify it. In this post particularly, I’d be curious to know what the debate is your are referring to and who the participants are. What has been said about it?

    I don’t know what the truth is. Your assumption that I do is a big part of the problem. I don’t have a vendetta, I’ve got a bunch of questions. My questions are not meant to attack, especially not you personally. I like you a lot. I don’t think you have any ulterior motives other than to be my friend.

    I know what fundamentalist/evangelical churches teach insofar as I grew up attending an A/G church and have spent a couple of years casually researching. I am comfortable saying that if there is one thing I understand about the teachings of the Bible, it’s that the Bible isn’t to be used as a tool to oppress or persecute anyone. It can’t be used to justify doing bad things in order to oppose bad things.

    If I have a vendetta, it’s against inaccurate information, rumors, purposeful lies, straw man arguments, misinformation, disinformation, and the New York Yankees.

    Here’s a story: Galileo (and previously Copernicus) used scientific methods to suggest that the earth and other planets revolved around the sun. The church taught that the earth was the center of the universe and that the sun revolved around the earth. The church taught that the moon was a perfect orb, without blemish, because God’s creation must be perfect. Galileo said, “No, look through my telescope. You can see all kinds of craters and stuff.” The church persecuted Galileo, threatening his life, for heresy. The church said that because we are God’s creation, we must be the center of everything because that’s where important stuff goes. The church said that if God is perfect, then his creation must be perfect, and therefore the moon is perfectly smooth. But it is not. As well intentioned as they might have been, they were wrong.

    You’d think that after a few hundred years of variations of this story happening again and again that the church might figure out that a lot of their assumptions, based on simply reading the Bible and their perception of God, are wrong. Instead, errancies in church teachings or assumptions are bullied and stomped out. Honest questions are taken to evil spirits of discord.

    I think there is some sort of Christian echo chamber that retards and distorts information, especially about the Christian faith itself, where the truth, facts, and logic take a backseat to power and control. Jesus said that the two greatest commandments are to love God, and love your neighbors as yourself. If these two are the greatest, then any other christian teaching must be subjected to them.

    Has Jesus ignored my cry for help? I honestly don’t know. But I know for certain that the church has.

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