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Religious Reflections

Searching for the truth

Bishop Ivan D. Poisel

For the last several weeks our nation has been struggling with this question: what is truth? It seems that somewhere truth has been laid aside as we search to fulfill our wants and desires.

Down deep, we want the truth, but where do we find the truth?

We look to the media to show us the truth. But they are too busy trying to boost their ratings because they feel truth does not sell, or maybe truth has too high a price tag. Maybe they feel that the truth will step on someone's toes and they will be looked on as intolerant and mean-spirited. So they hide behind the guise that what they are doing is for the good of society.

Since when has the truth been harmful to anyone but the ones who are doing wrong and speaking untruths?

In our busy lives filled with turmoil, frustrations and wonderment about which way to choose and whom to trust, Jesus comes with the answer. Jesus said unto him, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No man cometh unto the Father, but by me. - John 14:6.

No matter how hard we try to push our agenda and try to blind ourselves to the truth, we are only fooling ourselves. The truth is not an idea or a philosophy. It is a reality that cannot be avoided for very long.

No matter what we say or do, in the final analysis, when the dust is all settled, the truth will be revealed and that truth is that God is sovereign. He raises up whom He will and brings down whom He will.

The only truth and freedom we will ever have is found in Christ. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. - John 8:36.

- Bishop Ivan D. Poisel of the Sunnyside Hilltop Church of God on Scoon Road.

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