A proven fact of reality.
We read in Deuteronomy 32:4, "He is the rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are Judgment: a God of Truth and without iniquity, just and right is he."
The perfection of God produces Truth. And the Written Word of God, the Bible is Truth.
Everyone that accepts Jesus as their Lord and Saviour and observes to do the written word of God the Bible, walks in truth. The soul that lives a righteous life declares that they are observing the written word of truth.
King David in Psalms 100:5 wrote, "The LORD is good; HIS Mercy is Everlasting; and HIS Truth endureth to all generations." HIS Truth, HIS Holy Written Word—the Bible, HIS Holy and Righteous Son, Jesus, endureth forever; because HIS Word is Truth it cannot fail or be changed.
In Psalms 119:142 King David wrote, "Thy righteousness is an Everlasting Righteousness, and thy Law is the Truth."
The soul “person” that says the Law of God has been done away with, has in fact negated the truth. But a soul that observes the Law of God, they establish the truth.
The Apostle Paul in II Timothy 3:1-7 wrote, "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."
If you find yourself displaying some of the negative attributes listed in these verses, you might want to re-evaluate your standing with God. “Why?” you ask: The reason that people say the Law of God, the truth, has been done away wit his because they want to live their lives the way that they want to, because their works are evil.
When a soul denies the power of the truth, they are in affect denying the Law of God. To deny the Law of God is to deny the truth of God.
The Power of any government is their laws and the ability to enforce them. God has a Law of Truth; HE also has the ability to enforce them. One Scripture says, “He that saith, I know HIM, and keepeth not HIS Commandments, is a liar, and the Truth is not in him” (I John 2:4).
We do not want to be found to be a liar when Jesus returns to claim His own because such will be rejected and cast into Hell, which is the Second Death.
In II Thessalonians 2:7-12 the Apostle Paul wrote: "For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the Brightness of His Coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the Truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
In order to say that we love the Truth, we must accept the Truth and observe to do the same .
The Soul that says that the Laws of God are no longer in effect have denied the Truth and because of this, the Lord will allow them to hear and believe a lie and be damned.
We read in St. John 17:17-19: "Sanctify them through thy Truth: thy Word is Truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the Truth."
The Saints of God are set apart from the rest of the world by observing to do God’s holy written word of truth. Think about these words, “as thou has sent Me, even so or even as, I send them.”
Jesus is our true example as He has obeyed the word of God, we too are to do the same. King Solomon in Proverbs 23:23 wrote; "Buy the Truth, and sell it not: also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding. The way the Saints are to buy the Truth is to read, meditate on and study God’s holy written word, the Bible."
HIS word is of no private interpretation, II Peter 1:20; HIS word defines or explains itself, here a little and there a little, Isaiah 28:10. In St. John 8:31-32 we read, "Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, If ye continue in my Word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free."
Jesus placed a SUBJECTIVE clause in determining who it is that will be one of His. It is by the Knowledge of the Law of God that we are free from transgression and condemnation.
The Apostle Paul in Romans 1:22-32 wrote, "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the Glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the Truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."
The soul that endeavors to do away with or change God’s Word is deceiving himself. God’s word abides forever and changes not. Vile affections are a result of hard heartedness, in refusing to hear the word of truth. The saints need to taken caution to not take part in these vile affections which result in a soul being lost.
In Ephesians 4:15 the Apostle Paul wrote, "But speaking the Truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ. The Saints of God are admonished to speak the Truth and the only way that they can do this is to know the Truth."
That which is of the Spirit of Truth can never be changed. Praise His Holy and Righteous Name!
Derwood A. Stewart, Minister