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After this year’s election, there has been lots of debate, analysis, investigations, and speculation seeking to report the “truth” about various aspects of both candidates and those in their respective camps.  One would think that “truth” would be easy to find since both candidates in this election (and in every election at every level of government) profess to be telling the truth about their opponent and about themselves.  Surely, since all men are “truthful” in what they say, why is there such a struggle to ascertain the truth?

Many people have, indeed, told the truth in their statements regarding what truth is….

“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” Spencer Johnson.  “Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.” Warren W. Wiersbe.  “An unbelieved truth can hurt a man much more than a lie. It takes great courage to back truth unacceptable to our times. There’s a punishment for it, and it’s usually crucifixion.” John Steinbeck.  “Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.” Mahatma Gandhi.  “Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.” James E. Faust. “If an offense come out of the truth, better is it that the offense come than that the truth be concealed.” Thomas Hardy.  “Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains taken to bring it to light.”  George Washington.   “Rather let us suffer for speaking the truth, than that truth should suffer for want of speaking.” Eliza Cook.  “In all debates, let Truth be thy aim, not Victory. William Penn.”

One book is the epitome of truth.  The Bible is the book used in a court of law upon which men are called to “swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth”.

2 Timothy 3:16 – All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.  John 17:17 – Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 2 Peter 1:21 – For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.  John 1:14  – And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

The Bible is objective truth. What do I mean? It is true whether you like it or not. It is true whether you feel it or not. It is truth whether you experience it or not. It is truth whether you’re in the mood for it or not. It is objective truth. It has nothing to do with whether your feel it, into it, do you like it, do you not like it, do you want it, do you not want it—it doesn’t matter. Martin Luther said, The Bible? I don’t have to defend it. It is like a lion. All I have to do is set it loose; it will take care of itself.” It is objective truth.

It is sort of like gravity. You don’t have to like gravity. You don’t have to get excited about gravity. You don’t even have to believe in gravity. But if you get up on a 3-story building and jump off, gravity will let you know that it is objective truth. It will let you know that it has nothing to do with whether you’re in a gravity mode today. If you go up high enough and jump far enough, gravity will let you know that it is the last truth you will ever learn! It is objective truth. It’s not whether you want to obey the Word, you’re into obeying the Word—it is objective truth. (Copied).