A thought for the month

What is truth?

 

Some people today show very little interest in the truth; they prefer to live in ignorance because reality can be troubling.

 

The Financial Times: "Facts cannot conquer lies" - this leads to what can be called "the alternative truth" or the era of post truth. A 19th century German philosopher stated "People don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed".

 

These words from Mahatma Gandhi: "Trust resides in every human heart and one has to search for it there, and be guided by the truth as one sees it".

 

Taking the Bible seriously is politically incorrect in the West. They should realize that there is no statute of limitations on the Bible, just the opposite. What characterizes the Bible above all is constant revitalization. As stated by the Israeli Prime Minister: "Each generation finds answers to the challenges of it's time in the Bible".

 

Jesus himself used the expression - "I tell you the truth" many times, and the world puts itself in peril if it disregards the truth within the Bible. Revelations 22:vs6 "The angel said to me: These words are trustworthy and true" vs7 "Behold I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophesy in this book", says the Lord Jesus.


Let us pray:

 

Lord Jesus Christ, give us wisdom to hold on to truth but also humility to recognize truth.  Open our hearts to your challenging and illuminating word. Amen

 

Robin

Sunday Worship including Junior Church 10.30 am at Stokenham Parish Hall

1. Oct, 2017

Speaker - John Wibberley

Harvest Festival

8. Oct, 2017

Speaker - Dave Fox

15. Oct, 2017

Speaker - Judith Walker

22. Oct, 2017

Speaker - Richard Coles

29. Oct, 2017

Speaker - Denis King