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The Truth Shall Set You Free

Truth is something we all know is right but the question is: where do we find truth?  The last article I wrote was that truth had fallen in the streets meaning that truth did not do anything or make a difference in that particular society or time.  Truth was not listened to or believed, thus it had fallen in the streets like a discarded gum wrapper.  I want to inform you who the authority on truth is and what the authority of truth is. 

We get some insight into these questions in the Bible Gospel of John.  Jesus made an emphatic statement about truth to people who were following him.  He wanted them to understand the purpose of truth, the source of truth and the authority of truth.   

First, I want to make the point that no one will find truth who does not think.  Truth is revealed to thinking people.  We have a serious problem today because the present generation often operates on anything and everything but truth.   

I want to reference a couple of atheistic writers who gave insight to where we are today in the novels they wrote.  One was Aldous Huxley who wrote Brave New World in 1932.  The other was George Orwell who wrote a science fiction novel in 1949 with the title Nineteen Eighty-Four.  Both writers had similiar themes in their novels of a totalitarian, state-run world modelled after Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany philosophy ideology.  Their books both envisioned a future world where the population would be slaves of the state.  Totalitarianism simply means government control with surveillance and propaganda.  What I want to bring out are the steps both books outline to get a nation’s population to a state of government slavery or totalitarianism: 

  1. A created crisis. 
  2. The collective ideas become more important than individual ideas: Agendas re made by the government authorities to force this type of thinking among the population –like perverted sexual ideas. 
  3. Mass fear over the population: This fear causes people to surrender freedom to government authorities without thinking everything through. Even a thinking people who are in fear will surrender individual freedom. 
  4. Controlled information: This creates confusion, madness.  It censors what you do not want the population to know.  There is control with technology and media. 
  5. Hedonism among the masses:  Hedonism or pleasure is the highest good. Human life is all controlled by lust.  People living according to their lusts don’t think about things that really matter and will surrender their freedom. 
  6. Entertainments: This produces a people who live in fantasy and not in reality.  
  7. Mind altering drugs that are addictive:  This creates a crisis among the population and stops people from thinking about things that really matter. 
  8. Isolate people from one another:  The strength of a country comes from unity of beliefs and purpose but isolation will break this down. People dumbed down with obsession with personal pleasure, entertainments, drugs, and then isolated from one another will soon become slaves to an authority. 

Do these things remind you of a situation somewhere close to where we are living today?  These principles being played out before us were written by God-hating authors who imagined a future world following tried and proven principles of totalitarianism.  Totalitarianism always climaxes in mass murders of any in the population who resist. I believe we are fast approaching this time.  On the news recently, we saw police beating a woman in France because she was not vaccinated.  It is total insanity that comes from a world of non-thinking, God-hating people who live their lives for themselves and for pleasure rather than for God.  I am reminded of the warning that the Apostle Paul gave from his prison cell shortly before Emperor Nero had him executed.  Paul stated that people in the last days before the Lord returns would be:  Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God (2 Timothy 3:4).  Having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof: from such turn away (2 Timothy 3:4).

Robert Kennedy Jr. a Democrat during a speech August 29, 2020 made this statement: “Governments love pandemics. They love pandemics for the same reason they love war.  It gives them the ability to impose controls on the population that the population would otherwise never accept creating institutions and mechanisms for orchestrating and imposing obedience”     

Freedom as individuals and freedom as a nation can only come when they are seeking truth, acknowledging of truth and following truth.  Truth can set us free again but we need to make it a priority soon.  Thinking, digging and acknowledging truth is the beginning to the path of freedom and without it we will be a slave to the wrong master.  

There is only one way anyone can be truly free as God intended him/her to be.   Jesus told us how in the Gospel of John 8:30, 31, 32:  Verse 30: As he spoke these words, many believed on him.  Verse 31: Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, “If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed. Verse 32: And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.  

The above was the beginning of a long discourse on how people can experience personal freedom.  First, what was this freedom from?  Sin. Jesus identifies that the root issue of every person is sin.  If we serve sin, we will be a slave of sin.  We will be a slave to our passions without thinking or caring about the consequences.   John 8:34, 35, 36: Verse 34: Jesus answered them, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. Verse 35: And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. Verse 36: If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.  

The point here is that real freedom is found in truth which is found in the Son.  The Son is Jesus Christ and without Him you will never find true freedom. A nation or world that does not know him will ultimately live for pleasure and sin and will find themselves one day as slaves to a ruthless authority –and wonder how they ended up there.  The important thing that we all should start doing is THINKING  for ourselves and seeking the truth.  What you discover will be amazing and it will make you a free person once you connect and discover the path truth offers every person. The source of freedom is Jesus Christ and the source we use to discover the truth about Jesus Christ is the Bible.  The entire Bible reveals truth about Christ.  Every book in the Old Testament teaches about Christ; in the New Testament he is more openly revealed.  He is the Saviour but every person has to be convinced in their own mind and commit themselves to His truth about sin, salvation and eternity.  I did this when I was 23 years old.  It was the absolute best decision I ever made in my life.  It was difficult but I wanted truth.  I was determined to discover the truth about God and the Bible.  It took me from 1976 to 1977 to discover that the truth is Jesus Christ.  In the summer of 1977, one night during my days off from flying in the arctic,  I believed and trusted in Christ as my Saviour after hearing Billy Graham preach on the T.V.  In 1979 I committed my life to Christ and resigned my job to go to Bible College and learn more truth. I discovered real freedom.  You can too! 

If you have any questions, please contact us at www.pabaptist.ca or text 306-961-9866.  If you want a free Bible, we will send you one.  Email or text your address. 

The content of this article is solely the personal opinions of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Prince Albert Shopper.

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Wednesday November 17, 2021