Posted by: SandreS | June 8, 2009

The Freedom of Truth

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32).

Truth liberates, while error enslaves; and the bondage that comes from error is far more binding than that of a physical prison.

The entire world around us lies in the deep bondage of error. They are,

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth (II Timothy 3:7).

Theirs are,

Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth … (I Timothy 6:5).

Truth has never been popular. The masses have never possessed it and its freedom. One of Israel’s sins was that truth had fallen in the streets (Isaiah 59:14). Strangely, the truth will also make enemies:

Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? (Galatians 4:16).

Some “receive not the love of the truth (II Thessalonians 2:10), and will “not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” (II Timothy 4:3-4).

Oh, that we may pray with David of years ago,

Show me Thy ways, O Lord; teach me Thy paths. Lead me in Thy truth, and teach me: for Thou art the God of my salvation; on Thee do I wait all the day (Psalm 25:4-5).

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
Bible Student’s Notebook


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