Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Truth War

It grieves me to learn that apostasy runs widespread in the church today.  I thought, since we have the Bible, it was a thing of bygone medieval times.  Boy was I wrong.

I find it hard to believe there are some who heard and studied and believed the truth of the gospel but then turn away from it.  Why?  Because it did not work for them?  Since when is the truth of God's word centered on people?  Isn't it centered on God and who He is?  God sent His Son to die on the cross for our sins to give us life.  But why do they turn His grace into a permission for licentiousness?  Why is the Bible being twisted by people to mean what the current culture want it to mean?  Since when is the current culture more important than eternity?

What ever happened to the fear of the Lord?

What ever happened to loving the Lord with our whole heart, mind, soul, and strength?

And why are only a few Christians standing up for truth?

Oh... It's very disturbing.  

In this book, The Truth War, John Macarthur encourages real Christians who know the truth to contend, not with weapons of the flesh, for the truth.

"To be an effective warrior in the battle for truth today, several old-fashioned, Christlike virtues are absolutely essential: biblical discernment, wisdom, fortitude, determination, endurance, skill in handling Scripture, strong convictions, the ability to speak candidly without waffling, and a willingness to enter into conflict."
~John Macarthur

We must be faithful to the true meaning of the word in order to fight falsehood.  I do hope that more Christians will love the truth.

" is an urgent reason to be deeply concerned about the future of the evangelical movement, and it ought to serve as a reminder that we had better get back to fighting the war for truth.
     The way to begin is by giving Christ His due position of preeminence in the church once more."
~John Macarthur

How do we know what is true and what is not?  Sound doctrine.  Let us study God's word for what it really is.  Jesus said it best,
"If you hold to My teaching, you really are My disciples.  Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
~John 8:31-32


  1. It is sad that many people are lured in by the siren call of apostasy. It becomes even easier to tempt people in today's world where information is shared at the speed of light.

    All to frequently, the young generation are distancing themselves from the older generation in more ways than one and as technology and culture progress the gap between the two widens.

    Sure there is some worry in me for where Christianity is heading but I believe the armor of God will protect us.

    On another note, I have an issue with what you quoted as "old fashioned virtues". I believe these virtues are too important to call just simply "old fashioned", to me these are essential virtues that each Christian should strive to have.

    Thanks for the eye opening post!

    1. Hello again Antare!

      I don't think the author of the quote meant when he said "old-fashioned" as something that is irrelevant today. I think what he means is that those virtues that early Christians had are what the current church needs to have.

      And I also don't think there should be a gap between older and younger generations. The fact is Biblical principles/doctrine is the same yesterday today and forever because God is the same yesterday today and forever.

      Have a blessed day! :)


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