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Monday, June 01, 2009

The truth will set you free.

"The truth will set you free." An oft-quoted phrase that carries with it powerful meaning...as long as you understand what the truth is and where that truth comes from. The problem is that our enemy, the devil, has done a masterful job of twisting truth and distorting reality in our culture. Unless you truly allow the light of God to show you truth, you can find yourself in difficult situations, making some really strange statements or off-the-wall judgments.

Take, for example, yesterday's news regarding the tragic death of the anti-life physician, Dr. Tiller. (I don't dare call them pro-choice--this is just another twisting of the truth by Satan. If he was truly pro-choice he would give the baby a voice.) The murder of this father, husband and member of the Lutheran church in the Midwest is a horrible event. It should have never happened.

But I want you to see how the American press and the liberal left have played this (and, I think, Satan has twisted truth). Three different news reports have credited different people with making a quote similar to this one: "This is what happens when you follow the radical thinking of the pro-life movement."

HUH? Did you catch that? When you follow the "radical" teachings of the pro-life movement you get...murder??? Hello! How in the world can logical, rational readers observe such statements and not catch the irony in them? This man spent most of his life devoted to late term abortions...the MURDER of unborn children in the last trimester of pregnancy. That is exactly what the anti-life movement is all about...a right to end an innocent life. How can the press point it's finger at a movement (by the way, the murder suspect is a radical guy who is not part of the mainstream pro-life movement) that stands for life and hold them responsible for this death while the blood of millions of innocent babies still drips from their fingers? In a word...Satan.

He is a "liar and the Father of all lies" according to the Bible (John 8:44). He has been in the business of lying to you and me since the day we arrived. Some of you, right now, are buying the lies he is feeding you about your family, your faith and your future. Many are living in the wreckage that is left behind when the lies have done their damage. For those who are, I offer this...the truth will set you free. In the truth is strength and hope to live a life full and satisfying, one that is built solidly on the foundation that is found in Christ Jesus.

Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. Psalm 43:3 NIV

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