The Danger of Truth
Hebrews 10:26-27 If we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries.
2 Peter 2:21 It would be better…not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment…
Galatians 1:8 Even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!
Luke 12:47-48 That slave who knew his master's will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes, but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a flogging, will receive but few. From everyone who has been given much, much will be required…
If the truth is so dangerous, why dare to approach and embrace it?
Because we stand condemned before God as guilty sinners, and the truth is our only hope of being set free from our sin and escaping the wrath and judgment of God.
"No one can be saved apart from the truth." Steven Lawson
John 8:31-32 If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.
Consider Christ—who alone is Truth
The Lord Jesus Christ is the bearer of truth (John 1:17), born to "testify to the truth" (John 18:37) and is Himself the truth and way to God and eternal life (John 14:6).
Consider the cost He paid to bring truth to men!
- Christ only ever spoke the truth
- Christ only ever lived for the truth
- Christ remained ever faithful to the truth
- Christ was hated and murdered for the truth
- Christ died for the truth
John 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
John 18:37 For this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.
John 7:7 The world hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil.
Are you of the truth? Do you hear His voice? Do you seek to follow Christ?
Choose now if you will live for Christ and for truth, or if you will live for this world and for vanity. But don't think you can have both! A lukewarm lifestyle utterly disgusts Christ and will ultimately be rejected by Him. If you will not live for truth, your most logical course of action is to immediately depart from truth and avoid every channel thereof, and to have your fill of this world and its darkness for the rest of your days. If you will live for Christ, then live for Him alone! He alone is truth—He alone is reality. All else will fade and disappear and only He will remain!
Live for the truth!
Believe, trust, and obey it!
Rejoice and delight in it!
Tremble before it!
Love and adore it!
Hunger and thirst for it!
Study and memorize it!
Speak it and share it!
Meditate and muse on it!
Cherish and reverence it!
Guard and defend it!
Be zealous for it!
Live and die for it!
Living for truth is dangerous—so consider the cost!
You will enter a narrow and lonely path and will be opposed and hated by many—the world, the devil, and even many professing Christians. The more we become like Christ, the more the world will be moved to hatred, just as it hated Him—but be of good cheer, for Christ is our refuge and has overcome the world.
John 15:18-19 If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world…the world hates you.