Searching for TRUTH!

“Because no one is born into this world with a theology, each generation must rediscover the truths of Scripture for itself.” These powerful words open Mark Driscoll’s book, “Death by Love”.

Mark’s statement is true and much needed in our generation. Our generation needs to mine the word of God for the gold that lies within it if we are to have the authority needed to live for Jesus and be an example to the world around us.

Too many Christians rely upon a ‘Sunday school’ surface understanding of the bible, rather than a theological understanding of the bible that applies to daily life. In my devotions this morning I was reading 1 and 2 Timothy and throughout the entire book, Paul repeats need for Timothy handle the truth and teaching of God’s Word carefully and accurately.

2 Timothy 2:15 says, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” The view we have of truth and how we approach truth has a severe impact upon how we live our lives and interact with the world. 

Our generation is searching for truth and meaning in life’s experiences. You, like Pontius Pilate (John 18:38) may ask, “What is truth?” The bible speaks of the word of God being the God breathed, inspired word of God (2 Tim 3:16) and Jesus speaks of himself being the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6) and when you know the truth the truth shall set you free (John 8:32).

Discovering truth requires a daily commitment to studying the bible for God’s way of thinking and living. Discovering truth requires healthy discussion and interaction with other believers on what the bible teaches because nobody should develop their theology in isolation but in community. Discovering truth requires having a discerning heart and mind when you hear the world’s ideology and evaluating that ideology with what the bible says. Discovering truth requires effort in studying those church reformers and fathers who have gone before us and already labored on our behalf and have much to teach us about scripture and life. These people include Martin Luther, John Calvin, Charles Spurgeon, Augustine, John Wesley and other great scholars and bible teachers.

Take responsibility for your own spiritual and theological development by setting aside time to study God’s Word and other helpful books that will stimulate your thinking and discussion with people around you.

Lead the Change!

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