The Oxford Dictionary recently identified “post-truth” as its word of the year. It did so because many people are moving away from accepting truth as a reliable way to make decisions. Yet one writer says, “The idea that being truthful is now optional should be deeply troubling, as it undermines the ethical and operational foundations upon which we function.” When society rejects the very idea that some things are true and some are false, we end up in an ocean of uncertainty with no GPS. This is especially troubling when it comes to viewing truth statements in the Bible. God’s prophets and apostles chose to suffer and die rather than deny the truth. In 2 Timothy Chapter 3, the apostle Paul declares that “All Scripture is inspired of God and is useful to teach what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.” Yes, God used people to write the Bible, but He controlled their words to say what He wanted said. For that reason, we can trust the truth of Scripture even though we don’t always understand everything it says.
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