January 1, 2017

God Is Not A Liar – Don R. Patton

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:55 am by sranderson0103

“What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written,

                        “That you may be justified in your words,

                        and prevail when you are judged.”

                        (Romans 3:3-4 ESV)

Let God Be True.” I can understand the reaction, “What in the world does that mean? What do I have to do with God being true or not true?” Of course, we cannot cause God to be untrue, no matter what we do, but we can act as if we believe He will not actually do what He says. We may not express the conviction out loud, but the implication of our attitude is, “Yea, I know what He said about what He will judge, but surely not…not really…that couldn’t be true.”

The arrogant unbelief of the so-called intellectuals is intimidating. The truly brilliant minds behind the ivy walls are so absolutely sure that we are ridiculous, enduring the world’s animosity, foolishly hoping for a world no one has seen.

They blindly, dishonestly ignore the overwhelming evidence so that they can be among the intelligentsia, so that they do not have to submit to an all-wise Creator who knows infinitely more than they do. Enticed by “the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life…” (I John 2:16), they esteem the esteem of the world to be more valuable than truth.

Whether we speak of the haughty professors, or the condescending “reverends,” sinner comforting mega-churches, we see the world bowing, yielding to the powerful influences. “But God said…” begins to shrink in significance to the point that it is no longer carries weight.

The Jews considered themselves the most important, significant people in the world. They were Gods chosen, truly blessed. Yes, God said they would be judged if they did not love their God with all their heart and their neighbor as themselves, but…the really intelligent, influential leaders know better.

Such individuals may say they believe God, but effectively they call Him a liar. We know lots of people who lie, but God is different.

“it is impossible for God to lie,” Hebrews 6:18

When we know what He said, but believe others instead, we “make” God a liar. Paul rebukes the attitude. “Let God be true.” All of God’s “sayings” are “justified” and He will surely “overcome” all those who presume to “judge” Him and His Word.

Truth is not determined by “counting noses,” by the impressive opinions of skeptics, or by metaphysical speculation. It is determined by God Himself, and no other.

“For the word of the LORD is right, And all His work is done in truth.” (Psalms 33:4 KJV)

“The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.” (Psalms 119:160)

Jesus Christ said “…your word is truth.” (John 17:17)

Therefore, “…let God be found true, though every man be found a liar.” (Rom.3:4)

 

 

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