Truth Shall Prevail

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In Romans 1:25 Paul says: “They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator”.

Paul is speaking about people who refuse God, people who choose sin. He is stating the obvious, God is real, and that truth can’t be dissolved simply by choosing not to accept it. And in the same light, the consequences of rejecting God don’t go away simply because we reject Him. They too are real.

Often times It appears that mankind thinks, perhaps genuinely, that if he simply denies the existence or authority of God, that he will have no God to face on judgment day, or that judgment day itself will not happen. Notice what Paul said again, “they exchange the truth about God for a lie”. Refusing to listen to or accept the truth does not erase the hard facts of the truth.

God will judge us all, the righteous and the wicked (Eccl 3:17). ...”He shall administer judgment...” (Psalm 9:8). “So then each of us shall give an account of himself to God.” (Rom 14:12)

God has called us, all of us, and wishing that was not so doesn’t change what God has already accomplished. “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Cor 1:9). Our God “has saved us and called us with a holy calling” (2 Tim 1:9).

Through His love, while we were lost in our sins, God sent Jesus to die for us (Rom 5:8). He has sent His Spirit to live in us to guide us (Acts 2:38). He is worthy of our praise (Psalm 48:1).

Trying to move God and what He has done for us aside in search of our own path is like trying to say there is no sun by going inside and closing the curtains. The sun still shines brightly in spite of our efforts to hide from it. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, left the greatest mark that ever was or ever will be made on history, yet we have people in high places every day trying their best to erase Him from the history books. Their failure to acknowledge, learn and believe is exactly what Paul was referencing. They are choosing to believe and promote a lie which can never replace the hard facts or reality of the truth.

They can tell and believe all the lies they want and there is little we can do to stop them. However, we should pray for them, and try to teach them about a God who is real, genuinely holy, who created everything, who reigns now and will for eternity. This God loves them, gave His Son for them and wants to save them. This God dwells in His saints by His Spirit, calls mankind to follow Him, is worthy of our answer to His call, and is worthy to be praised and exhaled.

This God will judge us by the very words people run and hide from and refuse to believe. God will pronounce our place for eternity on a day when the truth will prevail. No one will be able to hide behind a lie on that day. These are the facts, and believing the lies can never change the truth.