Summary: The power of the Truth sets us free to serve God
Standing in Truth
Series: Armed and Dangerous
July 1, 2007
A couple of hunters chartered a plane to fly into the Canadian wilderness. Two weeks later when the pilot came to pick them up, he saw the two animals they had bagged and said, "I told you fellows I could only take you and one moose. You’ll have to leave the other behind."
"But we did it last year in a plane this size," protested one of the hunters, "and the other pilot let us take two moose."
"Well, okay," said the pilot. "If you did it before I guess we can do it again."
So the two moose and the hunters were loaded in and the plane took off. Because of the heavy weight, it rose with difficulty and was unable to clear an obstructing hill. After the crash, the men climbed out and looked around.
One hunter said to the other, "Where are we, anyway?"
His companion surveyed the scene. "I think we got about half a mile farther than we got last year."
Sometimes people have a strange problem with the truth. They either seem to forget it or ignore it completely. Truth seems to be underrated when it comes to our society. Sadly this fact is seen even in the church.
George Barna, one of the leading Christian social researchers, released these findings about Christians in America. While an estimated 74 percent of Americans strongly agree that "there is only one true God, who is holy and perfect, and who created the world and rules it today," an estimated 65 percent either strongly agree or somewhat agree with the assertion that "there is no such thing as absolute truth."
It is impossible to have faith that saves without believing in the Truth. It’s been said that nothing ruins truth like stretching it.
5 Realities of Truth
Truth is a way of living
Truth needs to be our desire
Truth needs to be seen in our actions
Truth is the essence of what we believe
Truth becomes a part of who we are in Christ