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    This year I will be sharing brief excerpts from the articles, sermons, and books I am currently reading. My posts will not follow a regular schedule but will be published as I find well-written thoughts that should be of interest to maturing Christian readers. Whenever possible, I encourage you to go to the source and read the complete work of the author.

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IN LIGHT OF ETERNAL TRUTH

Samuel A CainJesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6 ESV)

God created the universe: He created man; He is the creator of time; He is the sovereign cause of whatever occurs; He is the reason for the existence of both the visible and the invisible; He is eternal truth and He is immutable. God is the reason that we exist. Jesus Christ is the only way to God. Jesus is the light of the world. He is the very embodiment of truth, and in Him we should look for truth. Jesus proclaimed that “I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life” (John 14:6). In and through Christ we see truth. A simple definition for “truth” is: “Truth is!” 

It was Col. Nathan R. Jessep, in the movie A Few Good Men, who gave us the classic motion picture line: “You can’t handle the truth!” I believe this quote may be applied to more than a few lines of script in a movie. It describes the state of mind many of us have when we are confronted with a reality-hardened truth that we hoped to never face. You may wish something were not so, but truth cannot be waved away with the swish of a magic wand. Continue reading

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