Truth in our day seems harder and harder to find. It seems everyone wants to spin a narrative in order to get a hearing even at the expense of stretching the truth. I remember being told when I was a young man that a half-truth is a lie. It seems both the political left and the political right and the media use this method of telling half-truths or amplifying the aspect of a half-truth in order to spin the narrative they want to convince the readers or listening audience to side with. They all have an agenda but it is not the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help me God.
I recently was sent a video that went viral. It was a Rumble video by Stew Peters and featured an interview with Patrick King from Red Deer, Alberta. King claimed to have had a self-defended court case where he subpoenaed the Minister of Health in Alberta and where he won a victory in that court case. He claims his court case changed all the Alberta mandates from lock down to fully open. It was a real David and Goliath story. It seemed too good to be true so I sent it to some pastors in Alberta who have their finger on the pulse of what is going on in Alberta. They sent me a video where Ezra Levant at Rebel News, who was a lawyer in Alberta in years gone by, explained that what was said on that video was not totally true. It was only half-true. King did defend himself against a $1200 gathering fine and it was thrown out of court which is good for him but his court case did not change all the lockdown laws in Alberta. Even though all the lockdown laws and face mask laws and social distancing laws were reversed it was not a result of the court case where Patrick King represented himself. I am glad he is a fighter and went to court and won his day in court and his ticket for $1200 was forgiven but it did not cause all of Alberta laws to change. The laws were changed but King was not the David against Goliath that the viral video seems to portray. Ezra Levant made an interesting comment during his explanations. He said it seems people are so desperate for an answer that when someone does something big, they will believe anything or anyone that gives them an answer they want. That is a very dangerous position for a person, our country and the world to be in. That is where Germany was prior to WWII when they blindly followed Hitler, right into their demise and destruction. The blind world on the right and on the left are giving evidence they will follow anyone who offers hope of some solution even if it is based on imagination more than fact. Truth is always supported by facts.
I was so troubled by the fact that Stew Peters, a politically right-biased talk show host in the USA, would spin a half-truth story. I sent him an email expressing my disappointment and warning that those platform voices aligned with the political right must be very careful to communicate truth and facts. Furthermore, if they make a mistake attempting to do so they must immediately admit it and correct the mistake. The only way we will ever get out of this spiral of Covid confusion of fear and mandates is with truth. I expressed to him that if the right falls prey to the same error that the left and the media are doing, we will end in a worse disaster than Covid. I have received no response to date to my email but hope Peters reads and heeds it. Our job is to investigate until we know the truth, then tell it. Truth is out there but it does not come to us without work, digging and seeking for it until we find it. Truth does not come to the lazy person who goes home at the end of the day and listens to the latest TV news. The media seems to only communicate a certain narrative spin on issues of our day including the Covid pandemic issues. I do understand why but it is fact that they are doing so.
Mark Vernon made this statement about truth in our world of half-truths: True beliefs portray the world as it is; false beliefs portray the world as other than it is. A straight ruler appears bent when half-submerged in a glass of water. What is the truth of the matter? Truth’s character is both logical and empirical. The logical ‘principle of non-contradiction’ ensures that the contradictory propositions ‘the ruler is straight’ and ‘the ruler is not straight’ cannot both be true at the same time, and in principle observation should settle which is the case. In practice, things are not so simple. The observable truth would seem to change as the ruler enters the water. Perhaps this is to be expected? After all, if true beliefs describe the world, and the world changes, then truth must change too. However, relativists rubbing their hands at the thought that we each construct our own truth, and sceptics finger-wagging that this shows there is no such thing as truth, should both hold fire.
The ruler in the water is a good way to illustrate what is going on today in our world of false narratives or half-truths. The ruler in the glass of water does not seem straight but when we take it out of the water, we see it is truly a straight ruler. Is that what we are witnessing today? We see truth submerged into the glass of deception of fear mongering media but we never stop long enough to dig into the facts of what we are seeing, doing and why?
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It was a day of infamy in history when Jesus Christ came before Pontius Pilate, who was called to pass judgment on Him. It was a trial that was being pushed with tremendous political pressure because the religious leaders had an agenda. That agenda was to destroy and get rid of Christ whom they hated because of his popularity and his gaining momentum every passing day. They were both afraid of him but also envied him and felt threatened. During the trial these words were exchanged between Pilate the Roman judge and the Lord Jesus Christ. Pilate therefore said unto him, “Are you a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Everyone that is of the truth hears my voice.” Pilate said unto him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews and said unto them, “I find in him no fault at all” (John 18:37,38).
I am amazed by this question of Pilate, “What is truth?” You see, he was confused by what truth was about Christ and the charges against him. What Pilate did not realize is that he was standing face to face with the Truth. Truth is not just a bunch of facts only but it is a person. All the truths a person needs to navigate through this life into the next one is found in the person of Jesus Christ. He is the only real source of absolute, untainted truth the people of his generation rejected. John 8:40: “But now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth, which I have heard of God. Abraham did not do such things.”
The mission of Christ was to reveal God’s truth to a world in trouble. He was offering a way out and he was the way. John writes in 1:17: For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. Then, in John 14:6, the words of Jesus: “I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father but by me.”
The personal challenge to all of us is to accept the truth about the Bible. If we reject this truth we, like Pilate, are doomed to lose everything because someday the truth will judge us. History teaches that while Pilate was trying to save his political position and governor spot in the Roman empire, it was not long after Christ was crucified that Rome had him dethroned. It is claimed that he ended up exiled on a Greek island where he committed suicide. He should have sided with truth and not given in to the political pressure on that important day. I see the same thing going on in our world today. Many professional people are between a rock and a hard place, trying to juggle the mandates with pressures and their personal future. I want to assure you: side with truth and you will win in the end. John 8:32, the words of Jesus: “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” 8:45: “And because I tell you the truth, you believe me not.”
Jeremiah, a prophet in the Old Testament, explained how we are to find the truth in 29:13. It will not be found without seeking for it. The Lord, says: “And you shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart.” I did this in 1977 and found the truth. If I can do it so can you. It was the best decision I ever made in my entire life. I have a sticker now on the back bumper of my Ford F350 it says, “Christ Changed My Life”. It would never have happened if I did not make it a priority to seek for the truth. Truth is not found in a denomination or religion even though they may help you but truth is found in the Scriptures of Gods Holy Word.
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