WHAT IS TRUTH?
During his trial before Roman authorities, Jesus was asked by Pilate, "You are a king then?" Jesus replied, "You say that I'm a king, I was born for this, and I have come into the world for this: to testify TO THE TRUTH. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice." Pilate responded, "What is truth?
Pilate stood close to the truth, was bothered by it, but never embraced it. Jesus was THE TRUTH. His Word is the standard for determining truth. Pilate turned from the truth and in doing so models modern politicians who like Pilot stand before God completely oblivious of it.
Truth for Washington, D.C. politicians is whatever they say it is. With no true moral compass their "situational ethics" needle trembles indecisively. Truth for political leaders with no moral standard can rationalize any atrocity they choose to perpetrate. They pitch lies no matter how flagrant or transparently ridiculous and flaunt it as the truth.
I have debated liberal national religious leaders on the stage of private colleges and state universities. They universally use the same old tired ploy of wrapping their warped agenda in the cloak of social justice, poverty, and peace. That cloak is becoming thread-bare. People are beginning to see through their thinly veiled hypocrisy.
I have re-read George Orwell's, 1984. I am amazed by the way his Big Brother scenario lines up with national politician's plans. In the novel, 1984, Mr. Orwell writes that the Thought Police worked for the Ministry of Truth which had three slogans, WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH." Orwell's court system, as ours, used law based on lies which "passed into history and became truth." Their slogan, "Who controls the past, controls the future: who controls the present controls the past." That same Reality Control cuts our country from its past, and rewrites its history.
Truth is the victim of a liberal secular mentality that has no root outside itself. A culture that cannot recognize nor condemn corruption is destined to sink from the weight of its own stinking flotsam.
God, send us men of character who know the truth and set us free from the death grip of evil-minded men.