Drifting from the Truth

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Isaiah 5:20 ESV says this, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”

In the tale of The Emperor’s New Clothes none of the ruler’s servants nor the town’s people wanted to be seen as foolish or unfit by admitting that the Emperor was really naked. Instead, the masses fell victim to a very small minority (2 traveling salesmen with a sinister agenda to deceive the people and profit off of their fear of being wrong). Because no one would speak up, each individual eventually assumed that all were able to perceive his new clothes, except for them, so they unanimously agreed how wonderful he looked – even though none of them could see his suit.

In today’s world the same is true. There is an agenda that exists to reframe truth – politically, biologically, historically, morally, religiously, and ethically – and those behind it are banking on the masses’ unwillingness to speak out and call evil “evil”. They have gone to great lengths to publicly and brutally disparage and demean anyone who would stand up against them and state what the great majority know, but that most are afraid to say.

This week’s headlines showed just a snapshot of this rising agenda and continued distortion of the truth; an anti-Semitic, radical Islamic sympathizer being appointed deputy chair of the DNC, continued attempts at normalizing and desensitizing the public to transgenderism and other sexual distortions, as well as a convicted cannibal’s charges being dropped from murder to only manslaughter. Each of these represent just a small glimpse at how far we’ve drifted from truth as a society and the extent that morality and godliness have been stripped from our definition of truth, identity, and life.

More than ever we need the gospel.

“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–of whom I am the worst.” – 1 Timothy 1:15

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  1. Mike

    I heard you on the Dennis Prager show this morning and it brought me here. I look forward to reading more. I appreciate the balance that I’ve encountered in these first few posts that I’ve read. I look forward to reading Good God. My views on God have changed as I began to see that He is more like Jesus than what we read in the Old Testament. I am convinced that one of the main reasons for Jesus’ coming was to show us the Father because people had a skewed view of who the Father was.

    Stay In One Peace

    • Mike, thanks for writing! Curious on which interview aired on Prager today? I didn’t know it was going out today. Very excited to hear how your journey with Good God goes. My email is lucas@oasisgranger.com – please let me know if I can assist in any way! Also, I have a free app, The Oasis Network For Churches, where you can download and listen to my Sunday AM teachings, etc. Blessings!

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