Winston Churchill is credited with saying, “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry on as if nothing ever happened.”
Newt Gingrich was recently interviewed on Fox News’ “Fox & Friend.” He was puzzled by the FBI’s decision not to interview Hillary Clinton under oath, stating, “At this stage of the investigation, I would have thought, they would have wanted to put her into a position where if she lied it was perjury.”
The former Speaker of the House also made the claim, “This is a person who has lied repeatedly. She lies about lying and now she lies about having lied about lying.” Gingrich said, “This is the Clinton model, which is to drag it out, to lawyer it up, to say whatever you need to to get through the next interview.”
This got me to thinking about the whole idea of truth.
What is the essence of truth? What is “the truth”? Where does the truth come from and how do you know it when it’s told to you?
For example, many Americans claim that Hillary Clinton is a liar, and that is the “truth.” Then others claim that those Americans are lying about Hillary Clinton lying, and that is the “truth.”
My point here is that whatever (or whoever) you may blithely accept as the source of truth is going to determine your opinion and guide your actions.
You may think that the government or a certain political party is the source of truth.
Or, you may think that if you saw it on TV, it must be the truth.
But if your source is false, then your judgments and your actions are doomed to result in error, failure and chaos.
In the 14th chapter of John’s Gospel, Jesus Christ says “I am the way, the truth and the life.” And, in Hebrews 13, Verse 8, it is written, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.”
Putting these two truths together, our founders were able to construct a government where law and truth were unchangeable, reliable and just.
Justice is lost today because our legislatures, governors, judges and president have rejected God’s Word as the source of truth.
Lets’ exchange our lies and confidence in man’s standard for what our Founders termed “self-evident truths.”
As Winston Churchill stated, you just stumbled over the truth. Will you pick up and “hurry on as if nothing ever happened,” or will you walk in the truth given to you?
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