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Saturday, December 18, 2010

TRUTH

There was once a T.V. Program called truth or consequences where you answered truthfully or had to pay a penalty. If you told the truth you were rewarded and if you were wrong you had to earn your prize the hard way.

In the game of life the same thing applies, only there it is truth or deception.

John Medina had some interesting comments about truth in his book; “The truth will set you free.”

“Ever since you were a kid, you’ve been programmed with the many different “life truths” of countless well-intentioned humans. It likely started with your parents, then your teachers, society, your pastor ... The list goes on and on. As you began to absorb all these “truths,” you might’ve noticed that some of the supposed “truths” weren’t necessarily aligned. The “truth” of your parents might not have resonated with the “truth” of your teachers. The “truth” of society, in most cases, won’t correspond with the “truth” of your pastor. Let’s not even get into the “truth” of the different religions.”

He goes on to say; “While I find it important to respect and consider each “truth program” offered by the well-intentioned people in your life, you’ll never “be free” until you experience life, and comfortably cultivate your own truth. Experience is life’s greatest teacher. One of the most important truths in your life was the reality of Santa Claus. If you were a nice boy or girl, Santa Claus would bring you all the toys you wanted! If you were a naughty boy or girl, Santa Claus would leave you hanging. Although Santa Claus was a huge “life truth” for a period of your life, when you found out that your parents were involved in a global scheme to trick youngsters into behaving, you realized that it was time to release your “truth” regarding Santa Claus. Did that make the “truth” of Santa Claus any less real, while you were in the fantasy? Of course not! You thought Santa Claus was real! Take this awareness into the other “life truths” you’re currently processing. In most cases, just like Santa Claus, these “truths” are also make-believe. You make them real by your belief in them. And just like your experience with Santa Claus, once life experience shows you a different perspective regarding your current “life truths,” you’ll release the idea of these “truths” being real. Your mind is constantly being fed “truth program” after “truth program,” and each one is claiming to be “the” truth. The true truth is this: Only you can determine Your Truth.”

One of the most famous queries concerning the phrase; “What is truth” was spoken be Pontius Pilate at the trial of Jesus. Jesus had answered this question prior to this event, in Pilate’s case it was a rhetorical question but in real life one's journey for truth requires one to start with “I am the way, the truth and the light for the true knowledge starts with the beginning of knowing GOD.

It starts with the experience of the new birth and continues with daily experiences with GOD in your life. The culmination of knowing truth ends with resurrection of the body of Christ when we will know all truth being known even as we are known.

1 Corinthians.13:12 Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.

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