Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Truth vs. Emotionalism

Much of the conflict we see today is between emotionalism and truth. Often, emotionalism is perceived to be winning, but in reality, truth always has and always will come out on top in the end. That's because truth is that which is consistent with reality, and no amount of wishful thinking, warm and fuzzy feelings, false hope, or emotionalism can ever change reality.

No one is helped when truth and reality are denied and replaced with "feel good" ideas. Paul asked, "...have I become your enemy by telling you the truth?" (Galatians 4:16, NASB). Jesus Himself IS truth (John 14:6). Only He can set us free. "...you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free" (John 8:32, NASB). This truth is to be spoken in love, and it cannot be loving to withhold the message of Christ. "... speaking the truth in love..." (Ephesians 4:15, NASB).

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