By Clarence Campbell
It has been stated several times over the years; “the best friend you will ever have is someone who will tell you the truth,” and again, “the worst enemy you will ever have is some who will lie to you about your soul”. It is imperative that we have the truth told to us concerning the health of our eternity bound souls. We need to know exactly what it will take to make Heaven and avoid Hell. Anyone who will not be straightforward with us, but be disingenuous concerning these important spiritual matters, is a very bad companion to have around. So, “someone please tell me the truth”.
We have a lifetime to get prepared to meet God, which is the certain mercy of the Great Creator. But we need to have an unequivocal understanding of God’s truth! We cannot afford to play around with eternal things, for we will spend eternity somewhere. Heaven will be our everlasting habitation or Hell will be. We make the choice ourselves. But to make Heaven we must know the true way of getting there. The Bible tells us that there will be many ways express concerning how to get there, but all but one will lead you to Hell. There is only one way to God’s pure Heaven and that is through the truth.
Jesus stated that knowing the truth will make us free, nothing short of that will completely untie the Devil’s tentacles from our intentions of doing right. Jesus went even further in stating that those who really are going to worship must worship in truth. Oh, how we need to take worship more seriously! Many are in the same boat with worship as with their soul’s health. They treat both with levity, ending up with chaos in both areas.
May God help us to get down to business with him! Let us challenge ourselves to search for truth with all our hearts, for it is then and only then that God will reveal to us such.
There is a certain truth concerning all the important areas of our lives. We need to know it so we can be made free. There is a certain truth concerning entrance into the Kingdom of God, and a certain truth on what type of life we should be living for God. There are truths that deal with marriage and family life; training children in the truth is also one of those important truths that must be understood and kept. Truth of sanctification, that so many express with ambiguity and confusion, is one that needs to be made clear to have the freedom that God intended.
Some may even go to the extremity of expostulating Truth of its relevance to making heaven. For of most, it does not matter what you believe. However this should not cause us to lose our heightened awareness of the fact: without truth we will be lost! We must demand the trumpet have a certain sound, we must by all means require truth to be hurled forth from every pulpit. We must not settle for anything short of the Truth, whole Truth and nothing but the Truth.
In the end, in that Great Day of God’s Judgment, it will be Truth that will point its long finger in our face and condemn us or justify us. There will be no prominent member of the clergy, with all their celebrated titles of human wisdom, (who lead thousand astray with such foolishness) will judge us according to their “understanding”. It will be pure and simple truth. Let’s acquaint ourselves with God’s truth while we are on time’s side of eternity, before that dreadful day of His justice and wrath overtake us!