God is love and the rivers of living water that flows from our innermost being will draw others to the truth but that love has to be accepted and allowed to spring forth from our own being for us to work together in the Oneness of truth.

Truth is so great a thing that we should not reject any source that will conduct it to us, that should make us open minded enough to consider all sources, not just Biblical or religious ones. Reason has so many shapes that we do not know which to take hold of; experience has no fewer. A few days before his death, Teilhard had to be writing of Jesus when he wrote, "the truth need appear but once in one mind. Nothing can then prevent it from invading everything and inflaming everything."

There is a lot of truth dissected and taken to extremes. Too often scriptures are "half-heartedly" searched to validate our special agenda half-truths. Scriptures need to be "diligently" searched to discover the whole truth. We are not interested in anything but full-gospel teaching here and we must let the Lord have the final word in matters pertaining to scriptural interpretation. Just too much pride, false authority, mud-slinging and anti-christian rhetoric lately going on in the church, so we need to confront issues head on and get back to the basics of love and holiness.

For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. John 1:17
Without that new birth through the word of truth, all of our living is in vain. The Old Testament teaches us the way of truth, the word of truth, that we are to walk in the truth, keep and speak the truth. Without judgment truth will fail and those that will not accept correction, truth is perished. The truth was already present before Jesus, what He did was reveal it to us as a complete truth when the power of the Holy Spirit was sent to us.
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:23-24
Thoreau wrote "Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth." Ours is an uncompromising faith in truth as the instrument of liberation and the belief that the condition for this liberation lies in man's capacity to break the delusions that have held us in bondage. Truth will only make us free as we are able to accept it. Loyalty to the truth displays itself in the searching rather than in the finding, and the life of reason is one in which we observe with joy and admiration the truths we know coalescing into unities before our very eyes.

Jesus said that He was the truth but beware of this because sometimes satan your adversary also quotes scripture and speaks truth. Gossip can be spoken in truth, backbiting slander can be true but these things are mean spirited and intended to hurt. Hate-mongers in the church like to speak truth about us according to their own version of the truth to divide us through half truths. If truth is to be spoken in the spirit of truth, it must be of the Holy Spirit. The devil likes to speak truth about us to accuse us of our deficiencies; there is no grace here, only legalistic condemnation and judgment. We are to speak the truth in love.

As we approach the full perception of Truth, so the life-principle within us expands, the old bonds and limitations which had no existence in reality fall off from us, and we enter into regions of light, liberty, and power, of which we had previously no conception. This is that Spirit of Truth which shall guide us into all truth. It is the sincere desire of the seekers after truth. In the book of Hebrews we are admonished: "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries." John: "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

Truth first and power afterwards is the reasonable order. Truth is not give to those who think that they already have the truth but to those who are earnestly seeking it. Even with the best intentions, by what signs is one certain to recognize it? Only when truth is found will you be able to know for sure. There is only one relation to revealed truth: believing it. We make an idol of truth, for truth without charity is not God, but his image and idol, which you must neither love nor worship. It is simply that truth without love ceases to be truth and is a seductive, self-righteous, suicidal mirage by which we are deceived until it is too late; and that love without truth is impotent sentimental twaddle. Truth and love, intertwined, and concretely applied, are the elements of the abundant life, happiness and holiness.

There is only one relation to revealed truth: believing it.

Emerson: "When a man speaks the truth in the spirit of truth, his eye is as clear as the heavens. When he has base ends, and speaks falsely, the eye is muddy and sometimes asquint. It is a far greater virtue to love the truth for itself alone, than to love the good for itself alone. Truth is great and will prevail if left to herself."

Aquinas: "Therefore, truth must be the last end of the whole universe; and the consideration thereof must be the chief occupation of wisdom. And for this reason divine Wisdom, clothed in flesh, declares that He came into the world to make know the truth saying for this I was born."
[62, 64, 131, 132, 133, 153, 162, 168, 180, 185, 234, 257, 259, 277, 57, John 8:32; John 16, Hebrews 10:25-27]

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