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Can We Handle the Truth?

Posted By Angelo Frazier, Pastor of Outreach & Care On Thursday, September 16, 2021

​The loss of a loved one, the reality of the pandemic, masks, and vaccines. The rejection of a friend, betrayal of a coworker, the diagnosis of a terminal illness. Can we handle the truth about our relationships, ministries, or businesses? Can we handle the truth about our country’s wars, our peace treaties, or our history on race and poverty?

This is the question of the ages.

Can atheists, agnostics, or deists handle the truth?

Can politicians or ministers handle the truth?

How about Pastors and Preachers, Police officers and teachers, Childcare workers and Medical Professionals?

The truth, being “unveiled reality,” is everywhere present – but what is also present is the attempt to hide, twist, or even spin the truth to avoid or delay its full implication.

When Martin Luther was brought before the Diet of Worms, how did he handle the truth?

When Galileo was brought before the Catholic Tribunal, how did he handle the truth?

And when Pilate came face to face with the Truth, how did he handle it?  

Every aspect of our lives is governed by the Truth. In fact the Bible says the truth that, “all things are held together by Him (Jesus).” Colossians 1:17

Why, then, is it so difficult to acknowledge this in today’s world?  I believe it is the progressive push for self-sufficiency away from the sufficiency of Christ that is the core issue of this present chaos. 

In truth, this push started in a garden!  Many years ago, when God’s human creation decided to listen and act on the suggestions from the evil one rather than rely and walk in the counsel of the Holy One, it began!

Sin entices and induces us to do it our way, not God’s way. We are encouraged to find our own way, trust our own feelings and acknowledge our own truth. 

Subjective rationalization then must replace objective reality and human reason is to be exalted above Godly wisdom. This then makes the truth difficult to see, hard to accept and even harder to acknowledge. 

So, I believe God has given us 66 books about the truth. I hope you find the following guide helpful for you to use as you seek the only truth, Jesus!

 

1. In Genesis: truth begins     

2. In Exodus: truth goes forth

3. In Leviticus: truth is legal

4. In Numbers: truth counts

5. In Deuteronomy: truth is repeated

6. In Joshua: truth conquers

7. In Judges: truth is judicial

8. In Ruth: truth unites

9. In I Samuel: truth requests

10. In II Samuel: truth rules                             

11. In I Kings: truth reigns

12. In II Kings: truth passes on                         

13. In I Chronicles: truth records

14. In II Chronicles: truth revises                      

15. In Ezra: truth returns

16.  In Nehemiah: truth rebuilds

17.  In Esther: truth is veiled

18. In Job: truth suffers

19.  In The Psalms: truth petitions

20.  In The Proverbs: truth instructs                 

21. In Ecclesiastes: truth is essential

22.  In The Songs of Solomon: truth is pleasurable 

23.  In Isaiah: truth is promised

24. In Jeremiah: truth is faithful                                                

25. In the Lamentations: truth convicts             

26.  In Ezekiel: truth is responsible

27.  In Daniel: truth is dedicated

28. In Hosea: truth holds on           

29. In Joel: truth prepares

30. In Amos: truth stays focused

31. In Obadiah: truth delivers 

32.  In Jonah: truth is a sign

33.  In Micah: truth is specific

34.  In Nahum: truth is timeless

35.  In Habakkuk: truth justifies

36.  In Zephaniah: truth chastens

37.  In Haggai: truth prospers

38.  In Zechariah: truth is sure

39.  In Malachi: truth connects

40. In Matthew: truth is royal

41. In Mark: truth is action

42.  In Luke: truth heals

43.  In John: truth is for all

44.  In Acts: truth saves

45.  In Romans: truth is light

46.  In I Corinthians: truth loves

47. In 2 Corinthians: truth is comfort

48. In Galatians: truth is gracious

49. In Ephesians: truth is a mystery

 50. In Philippians: truth is precious

51. In Colossians: truth is first

52.  In  I Thessalonians: truth is hope

53. In  II Thessalonians: truth works

54.  In I Timothy: truth teaches

55.  In II Timothy: truth leads

56.  In Titus: truth is tested                       

57.  In Philemon: truth is freedom

58.  In Hebrews: truth is Holy

59. In James: truth is action

60.  In I Peter: truth consoles

61. In II Peter: truth warns

62.  In I John: truth is genuine

63.  In II John: truth is love

64.  In III John: truth is the way

65.  In Jude: truth confronts

66.  In Revelation: truth begins…again!

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