The Thread That Holds It All Together
Part of the series What is Being Communicated?
Written by Léo Gaumont, published on 2013-10-07.
Is there a pattern to the messages we are being subjected to?
Opinions expressed in this blog are those of the blogger which, although based on personal experience and knowledge of the scriptures, can be in error. No one has a corner on the truth but we should all sincerely be in search of it.
Bible Reference: Matt 12:30
We are exposed to so many messages every day, we hardly take the time to listen carefully to what is being said. We see nothing wrong with messages like “Our Children, Our Future” or “Tiny Tot DayCare: Where Learning Starts” or “Success For Every Child”. That is because we are easy targets for such messages as we are mostly ignorant of the truth. No one can expose a lie unless they know the truth and that truth is being buried in a plurality of lies that have become so commonplace as to be believable. Pilate asked the question we should all be asking, “what is truth?”. To find that truth we must first desire to find it. Truth applied is wisdom. Since there is a wisdom of this world, it is safe to assume that it does not follow truth but something being passed off as a “form” of truth, which is not truth at all. Wisdom has its beginning when we acknowledge the existence of God and reaches its maturity with a clear understanding of the purpose of creation, the fall of man, the history of God’s intervention in this world culminating with the redemption of man through the sacrificial atonement of the messiah and the application of His teachings. Sounds like a lot, and it is, but it is not difficult to understand as Godly wisdom is identified by its simplicity. The truth is that there are only two possibilities. We will either be for Him or against Him. Therefore, when exposed to a message, from any and all sources, we would be wise if we simply asked ourselves two simple questions. What are the underlying presuppositions and are they advancing the truth as outlined in the Bible or are they actually working to disqualify the truth? Back to our starting point. Only those who know the truth can expose the lie. The answer to Pilate’s question is simple. Jesus claimed to be the way, the truth and the life. Get to know this truth and the lies become obvious. Learn this truth by studying God’s truth message in the Bible.
Now is there a pattern to the messages we are receiving? Yes, indeed! It is either advancing the truth or it is not. Check the source of the information and ask yourself what role God has in this place. If God is not welcomed, neither will the truth be. If man is central, then God is not. If we are being directed to do what everybody else is doing, be careful! We are not to be like everyone else. We are to be peculiar in that we actively search the truth and are willing to come into conflict with those who would oppose it for the sake of personal earthly gain. With a bit of practice, it should not take long to see the pattern is mostly hostility towards the Christian Biblical world view. It may even be disguised as Christianity.