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Opinion / Religion - January 21, 2019

Mike's World View by Mike Henry

Pontius Pilate cynically asked the question of the ages: "What is truth?" The irony of the ages was that the very embodiment of Truth stood before him.

Ever since our first parents ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil we have had difficulty discerning good from evil. In fact, sometimes we get it completely wrong. The Old Testament prophets repeatedly warned, "Woe to those who call good evil and evil good." That problem is still with us today. Those who promote and celebrate all manner of deviant sexual behavior today, as well as the gruesome dismembering of innocent little babies in the womb, are called good, and those who believe in the soul-saving power of the Gospel and the righteousness of Jesus Christ are called evil.

Jesus came to clear up the confusion over good and evil. The truth of the matter is that we all are worse sinners than we ever imagined. If you donít believe it, read Matt. 5:21-48. Even so, God still loves us enough to die for us on a cruel cross and make the perfect sacrifice for our sin. That, my friend, is the Truth of the ages. There is a catch, however; believing means you must stop calling evil good and fully embrace the righteousness of Jesus Christ.

To my unbelieving friend I would say, "Thanks for your opinion on good and evil; itís novel and interesting, but I think Iíll stick with the timeless truths of the Word of God."

Iím afraid there are many Pilates today who cynically ask, "What is truth?" when the Truth is right before them in Godís Holy Word, the Bible. The final irony is that you and I must judge Jesus on this side of eternity, and He in turn will judge us on the other side. I think we need His offer of mercy and grace.

Check out: Isa. 5:20, I John 1:5-10, Matt. 16:13-17, II Cor. 5:10-11

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