This week’s message is by our pastor’s wife and guest blogger Jeanni Watson.
I guess you’ve heard it said, “my truth and your truth may or may not be the same”, and “what’s truth to you is not necessarily truth to me”, but in fact, we as Christians do possess the infallible truth. Ravi Zacharias, in his devotional based on his book, “The Logic of God” stated, “Scriptures are meaningful and personal because they are true, and not true just because we can wrest them to advantage or manipulate them into personal meaning. Meaning and application can be prostituted at the altar of self- gratification, but truth will stand in history when all human dissenters have said their last.”
How each individual interprets the truth should be by rightly dividing scripture with the help of the Holy Spirit. We should always pray for revelation and check application by comparing scripture to scripture. Unfortunately, there will be challenges to our faith if we don’t hold fast to the truth and teachings of the Word. Paul warned Timothy, “But the Holy Spirit distinctly and expressly declares that in latter times some will turn away from the faith, giving attention to deluding and seducing spirits and doctrines that demons teach.” 1 Timothy 4:1
God has given us the Holy Spirit to help guide us in all the truth. So many times in our “self help society”, we are confronted with many falsehoods that sound good and appear as wisdom. If I remember correctly, while attending Seminary, Jonathan was given a poor grade from a Professor just because he would not compromise the truth. I believe our society in which we live is becoming more and more secularized. There is an enemy who appears as an angel of light, who wants to bring confusion to our hearts and minds. John 10:10 states, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy…” It’s alarming, but we can make a difference with prayer. We need take up arms by praying, not only for ourselves, but for our youth and for the future of the church.