FAITH-FORTIFYING FACTS: GOD IS TRUE PART 2

A Word By Way Of Introduction. This is the second installment of a post relating to God’s truthfulness. It shows how God’s truthfulness can dramatically inspire and strengthen your faith in Scripture and in God Himself. If you haven’t read the first installment yet, you may want to do that now since the following post builds on the one previously given.

WHATEVER CONTRADICTS THE TRUTH ISN’T TRUE

Truth is one. I have a travel mug in my hand. It’s a travel mug, not a binder or a book. Now there are many truths about this travel mug. For example, it’s made of stainless steel, it’s got a black handle, and it’s made by Thermos. But the bottom line is, it’s still a travel mug—not a lawn chair or mower. Truth, you see, is one.

Now two opposite, or contradictory, things cannot both be true at the same time. For example, the pen that I hold in my hand is a pen: it can’t be a fly swatter. The Bible on my desk is a Bible: it can’t be a lawn mower. I am a man: I can’t be a woman. You see, what’s true is true and WHATEVER CONTRADICTS THE TRUTH CAN’T BE TRUE. Why? Because two opposite, or contradictory, things cannot both be true. Why? Because truth is one. Now since the Bible is true, then we must understand that WHATEVER CONTRADICTS THE BIBLE ISN’T TRUE. It’s a lie.

  • Since God said He would heal all of your diseases (Psalm 103:3), then it’s wrong for you to believe that God won’t heal every last one of your diseases. I know we all have an appointment with death if Jesus doesn’t come back in our lifetime. But if it’s not your time to die, then God’s promise of healing applies to whatever sickness or disease you’re going through right now. Since He said the prayer of faith would heal the sick and not kill them (James 5:14-15), then it’s wrong for you to believe that your prayer of faith won’t heal you. Since He said He would raise you up (James 5:14-15), then it’s wrong for you to believe  you’ll die or be diseased for the rest of your life.
  • Since God said He would forgive all your iniquities (Psalm 103:3), then it’s wrong for you to believe that God won’t forgive you for whatever it is you’ve done. Naturally, you’ve got to confess your sin to God and repent of it in order to be forgiven (2 Chronicles 7:14, 1 John 1:9). If you’ve done that, then you need to know that there is no sin–except the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Ghost–that God cannot, and will not, forgive (Matthew 12:31-32). YOUR SIN, MY FRIEND, IS NOT BEYOND GOD’S DESIRE AND WILL TO FORGIVE. God wants to forgive you!
  • Since God said there’s nothing too hard for Him to do (Jeremiah 32:17), then it’s wrong for you to believe that God can’t possibly do anything to help you in this situation or that. NO MATTER WHAT YOUR SITUATION IS, YOU WILL NEVER FIND GOD UTTERLY HELPLESS OR USELESS! Luke 18:27 assures us that the things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

You see, God says one thing and you say another that’s completely different and contradictory to what God says. Now BOTH YOU AND GOD CAN’T BE TRUE AT THE SAME TIME. ONE OF YOU HAS TO BE WRONG. YOU BOTH CAN’T BE RIGHT.  Since God is true and cannot lie, then what He says is true. I hate to have to be the one to tell you, and I really mean no disrespect, but whenever you contradict God you’re the one who’s wrong!

I know that might be hard for you to accept because you believe you’re right. But have you ever been in a situation where you thought you were right, you were convinced you were right, but later found out you were wrong? There were times when I thought my bank made a mistake on my bank statement and I’d go in and talk to the bank about it. Do you know what? The bank was always right! I thought for sure I was right, but I was wrong. The point is, you can think you’re right. But friends, WHENEVER YOU CONTRADICT THE LORD YOU’RE NEVER RIGHT! You always come out the loser and the liar because God is always right. If He weren’t, He wouldn’t be God.

Since whatever contradicts the truth can’t be true, then two things just don’t matter. (1) First, it doesn’t matter who’s contradicting the truth. It may be the Devil or a skeptic, a Christian or a heathen, the smartest man alive or the ablest scientist and theologian around. It doesn’t matter who’s saying something that contradicts the Word. WHOEVER CONTRADICTS THE WORD IS WRONG! Romans 3:4 declares let God be true, but every man a liar. Brethren, WHOEVER’S CONTRADICTING GOD IS A LIAR. Settle that in your heart right now. It doesn’t matter who he is, what his name is, or what his credentials are. Whoever contradicts God is a liar. Beloved, the truth of God will bring peace, confidence, and faith to your troubled, doubting soul only as you resolve in your heart that GOD IS ALWAYS RIGHT AND WHOEVER’S CONTRADICTING HIM IS ALWAYS WRONG. Friends, don’t let the identity of an individual make you think he’s right in what he’s saying. He might be very logical, the proofs may be very convincing. But the bottom line is, he and God can’t both be right. One of them has to be wrong. GOD, BRETHREN, IS NEVER WRONG! You can quote me on that.

(2) Since whatever contradicts the truth can’t be true, then a second thing that just doesn’t matter is the contrary circumstances or evidence that seem to be resounding proof of the falseness of God’s promise or Word. The physical symptoms may linger. The unsaved loved one may still hate you and the Lord. The geological evidence may point to an Earth that’s billions of years old. And the anthropological evidence may point to man being millions of years old and sharing a common ancestry with monkeys. Despite the glaring and convincing circumstances, WHATEVER CONTRADICTS THE BIBLE IS FALSE! Brethren, it may be a real temptation to believe the circumstances or symptoms. But YOU DON’T GROW STRONG AND SETTLED IN FAITH BY BELIEVING THINGS THAT DON’T LINE UP WITH GOD’S WORD.

Here’s a case in point. When God promised Abraham a son, Abraham believed God for something that was, in the natural, impossible and unnatural. He was ninety-nine years old, Sarah his wife was ninety (Genesis 17). Besides that, she was barren! But Abraham believed God. He didn’t waver in the faith that he and Sarah would have a son. Do you know why he didn’t waver in faith? Because he chose to believe God’s Word, not the circumstances. Now get this. The circumstances of his age, her age, and her barrenness, were all very real. The obstacles to the promise becoming a reality were not imaginary They were very much real. They were facts that were beyond argumentation or debate. Which is to say, God does, at times, say things that defy human logic and contradict the worst and most impossible of circumstances. THE SEVERITY OF YOUR TRIAL, SYMPTOMS, OR CIRCUMSTANCES, DEAR FRIENDS, DOESN’T STOP GOD FROM MAKING YOU A PROMISE OF HEALING, HELP, OR DELIVERANCE. I know I’m straying from my point, but I believe some of you needed to hear what I just said. Anyways, back to my point. Even though the facts were real, Abraham chose to stick with what God said. Romans 4:19-21 reads, And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb: {20} He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; {21} And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.

Friends, YOUR FAITH IN GOD BECOMES STRONG ONLY AS YOU STICK WITH GOD’S WORD. You see, we all have a choice as to who we’re going to believe: what God says or what the Devil says; what the symptoms tell you or what the Scriptures tell you. No matter how convincing the circumstances or logic may be, stay with God’s Word because GOD’S WORD IS ALWAYS TRUE. What God said will eventually come to pass, He’ll make good on His Word, because He cannot promise something and then not fulfill it—not as long as you’re believing. God, my friends, is not a liar. IF HE MADE YOU A PROMISE HE’LL COME THROUGH ON IT AND KEEP IT. How do I know that? Because God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should change his mind: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? I didn’t make this up. The verse is Numbers 23:19 if you want to look it up for yourself. The point is, God’s Word is true. Stick with it through thick and thin and you’ll see for yourself just how true it really is. With the passage of time and your faithful endurance, you’ll see for yourself just how true it always is.

Drop by for another visit on the net next week. I’ll be posting my third and final blog of this series relating to God’s truthfulness. I promise you it’ll be a third, doubt-crushing, faith-fortifying dose of encouragement from God’s Word. Until then, God bless. Keep on believing God. And be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me (Acts 27:25).

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