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How Can We Know What Is True?

The diversity of beliefs and ideas in our world today is enough to make your head spin! Something may sound good, but is it true? And how do we know?

The news concerning the possible overthrow of Roe v. Wade this week is a good example. Both sides are adamant that their opinion is right, but no two viewpoints could be more different.

And that’s not all. Even within Christianity, we find differences of opinion on matters of great importance. Certainly, everything that is put forth can’t be true. So how do we know what is right and what is wrong?

There is only one way. And that is to read and study the Bible. I’m not talking about studying books about the Bible (although some of them are good). I am talking about reading and studying God’s Word for yourself.

My pastor recommends using a Bible Reading Plan. There are excellent plans to read the entire Bible in one year. In this way, you can ensure that you are reading all of the Bible. This is vitally important to understanding the whole counsel of God’s Word.

I am most thankful that my pastor encourages personal Bible study. Nothing could be more important in the life of anyone who wants to follow Jesus and live by Truth. We have to take personal responsibility for being a discerning and wise Christian. Sitting in church services is not enough. We must personally study God’s Word.

We can only judge between what is wrong and what is right when we know what God says to be true. We can know this only from Scripture.”

TIM CHALLIES, THE DISCIPLINE OF SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT

God has given the Church a great gift: the Bible. It is the only source of pure Truth. We can trust it. And we must.

In a world where accepting new ideas is so popular and widespread, we have to remember to hold it all before the light of God’s Word.

“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. John 17:17 NIV

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,  so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

“The law of the Lord is perfect,
    refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
    making wise the simple.” Psalm 19:7 NIV

“All your words are true;
    all your righteous laws are eternal.” Psalm 119:160 NIV

It is my prayer that we will highly esteem God’s Word and honor it in our lives by obeying Him and trusting His ways as we seek truth in a complicated and diverse world.

With Love, Cindy

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19 thoughts on “How Can We Know What Is True?”

  1. A great post Cindy. There are many truths in our world, but only One Truth found in the Word of God. I just finished reading an article about opposition to Rev. Franklin Graham’s summer campaign in the UK this year from parties whose truth is not the Word of God – how things have changed in a generation.

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    1. They certainly have changed a lot! Young people today see all of this as normal. You can’t even find anything to watch on TV! Well, I could go on, but I’ll leave it at that. Thanks for your encouraging words, Alan. I hope you have a blessed day!

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  2. A very good post Cindy. There are so many differing opinions and so called truths out there and the best way to not let ourselves be carried away by various things is to study scripture, so we can question if things are in alignment with God’s word.

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  3. We must, indeed, take personal responsibility. Luke 12.48b “And everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from him to whom much has been committed, more will they ask of him.”
    We have been given much, in salvation and in His Word; not to mention the abundance of blessings. Much is required of us, and we can deliver all that He asks by the power and direction He gives us.

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  4. A very good post Cindy! It is so important for us to read and study God’s Word on a daily basis so we can discern what is true and what is false. There are so many “false truths” around today that are swallowing up people, especially young people, that we really need the Bible so much. I like to read through the Bible every year and it has helped me so much and has made my study times much richer. Have a great weekend Cindy!😊😺🌞

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