Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”
We may not have had much cold weather this past winter, but we had viruses and infections in vast supply. There is an even more dangerous sickness that threatens to undermine our culture: postmodernism. This insidious cancer is eating away at the foundation of our faith. It posits that there is no absolute truth. All “truth” is subjective and situational. All positions are of equal merit and must be tolerated. All but one. Anyone who professes to know “absolute truth” is ridiculed and belittled. I wish that I could say this rejection of Christ as the Way, the Truth, and the Life was limited to those who deny His deity. Unfortunately, many “Christians” today bear the name of the Savior while denying the exclusivity of His claim, “No man comes to the Father but by me.”
Paul’s admonitions are applicable to today’s political climate. We can’t afford to be immature and allow Satan to infiltrate our thinking processes. We have to stand firm. We have to drink deeply at the spiritual well of the Holy Spirit, growing the mind of Christ in us. We have to teach our children well to protect them from the onslaught of well-intentioned but desperately wicked ideas.
We have to speak the truth in love to a world that’s thirsty for the truth – even if they don’t recognize it.
Father, fill me with the Holy Spirit – the Spirit of Truth. Give me a sense of discernment to recognize those who would deceive me with the lies of Satan. Make me strong in the faith. Give me courage to stand and speak the truth in love. Amen