In this election season we’ve all been bombarded by campaign claims, each one telling a different version of the “truth” about why we should vote, one way or another.
In past years we have heard it claimed that truth is not an absolute, that it depends upon each individual’s viewpoint. While it is true that eye witnesses often tell wildly different versions of an event, their perceptions do not, and cannot, change the facts of what actually happened.
Perhaps each witness is sincere about what they think they saw, or perhaps they are telling us what will make them or their cause look good. We may be forgiven for faulty memories, but choosing to lie leads us down a dangerous path, no matter the motivation.
The Lord detests lying lips,Proverbs 12:22
but he delights in people who are trustworthy.
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;Isaiah 5:20
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
When we hear people proclaiming that what has always been considered to be true is suddenly now subject to individual interpretation, we should be on alert for other lies to follow. It is important to consider the source of unproven statements and the possible motivations behind them. It is even more vitally important to compare the claims to God’s Word.
All your words are true;Psalm 119:160
all your righteous laws are eternal.
As author and social critic Os Guinness is quoted in Dr. David Jeremiah’s book The World of the End, “All truth is God’s truth and is true everywhere, for everyone, under all conditions. Truth is true in the sense that it is objective and independent of the mind of any human…”
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.Galatians 6:7