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The Truth Will Set You Free

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“In war, truth is the first casualty”.   -    Aeschylus (Greek tragic dramatist 525  -  456 B.C.)

“In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.”  -  George Orwell

“We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of the siren, til she transforms us into beasts.”—Patrick Henry

“If you tell a big enough lie, and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”

-Adolf Hitler

I have been doing a lot of reading, thinking, and praying lately. Truth, it seems, is taking quite a beating.

For the last several weeks I have been talking to God quite a bit about the gay/lesbian/bi-sexual movement in this country to normalize these relationships and integrate them into mainstream culture: the establishment of legal gay and lesbian unions. I have also been continuing to process the issue of abortion. I know what the Bible says about these actions and I know what the culture is trying to say about them. The Bible condemns both. It condemns both because both acts defy the original plan God had for people in the realm of marriage and family. He made men and women in such a miraculous way that when joined together they have the most amazing gift of creating a new life between the two of them. They could create a family to grow and nurture. But the world does not view the value of human life the same way Christ Followers do.

In this culture the creation of a stable family unit is not the focus. Sex, and all that goes with it, is. Sex, with whomever, whenever, and without responsibility cries out from all corners of the culture as the behavioral right to be won at all costs. And it has cost this nation a great deal.   

The world will continue to build a framework through advertising, situation comedy story lines, popular music, home décor magazines, sports heroes and actors/actresses “coming out,”  and finally down to political pressure on lawmakers to protect those who engage in the acts of homosexuality and abortion. 

Culture must succeed in convincing the population that homosexuality and abortion are both normal and acceptable. Culture will focus on this until it neutralizes any opposing voice but it has not quite yet succeeded.

In any culture, when the infallible absolute is missing it is difficult to determine right from wrong. The next best thing is to base right and wrong on the arbitrary reasoning of fallible man. This choice always grinds down to a gray abyss of social behavior in which wrong becomes right and right becomes wrong until eventually there is no wrong at all. The blurred lines are difficult to redraw once culture has eradicated the opposition. This is where we as a people are headed. This is the truth our culture desires. 

This is what our culture calls freedom. Think Rome… .

In order to believe what the Bible says is true about anything, one must believe that God is truth. If that conclusion is lacking, the only remedy is exposure to the Holy Spirit because he is the loving and patient part of God which deals in the extraordinary business of changing hearts. He makes hearts able to accept truth from God. But as with all things heart related, people have a choice. If we want to know the truth about anything, we have to get to know God. It is a choice.

Truth is taking quite a beating in the cultural war of right and wrong. But knowing the truth is freedom.

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Kathy Osborne Kathy Osborne is the editor of the Co Op Country Store's newspaper, the Co Op Round-Up. In her spare time she checks in on her three grown children, or listens to her husband play music.

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