Where can we find truth? Truth is a much sought-after, seldom found treasure. There are many who claim to have the truth, but since so many of them contradict each other, how do we know which truth is true?
What people believe can be influenced by preconceived notions, attitudes, emotions, and experience. It can depend on someone’s opinion of the one who’s saying it.
Can we trust what people say? So many times, people have an agenda. Other times, people just want to get something from you. Can we trust what politicians say? Can we trust the media? Can we trust what we read on the internet or in social media?
Pontius Pilate famously asked, “What is truth?” (John 18:38) Is there even such a thing as truth? And if there is, can we find it? And if we can, how can we recognize it? People even claim that their truth can differ from your truth or that truth depends on perspective.
Many people even tell us to distrust the Bible. How many times have you heard someone say that what the Bible says is just a matter of interpretation?
Thank God that there is solid, unbiased, eternal truth. Thank God that His Word is more than just interpretation. God tells us that “No prophecy of Scripture comes about from someone’s own interpretation.” The truth of Scripture doesn’t depend on human opinion. The Bible is divine truth, true from God’s eternal, all-knowing perspective. The Bible is always true, no matter what, when, or who.
God’s faithful, reliable, inerrant, saving truth stands in stark contrast to the messages of false teachers. God warns us that there will always be someone trying to separate us from God, lead us into sin, and exploit us. God knows about that particular evil, and he will bring justice.
God gave us the Bible so that we can have life! (John 20:31) God wrote the Bible word-for-word as he inspired his people to write. The Bible is never wrong, even though many people have tried to find an error. The Bible is true in every generation and in every situation. God’s word is the only truth has never changed, and never needs to.
There is truth. We can find it (John 8:32).
God’s word is truth (John 17:17). God wrote it. God guarantees it. And God gave it to us. We can use God’s truth to evaluate all other claims to truth. And God’s truth sets us free—free from everything sin has corrupted—free from fear—free from death—free to live life in God’s grace.
2 Peter 1:20–2:3 (EHV)
20since we know this above all else: No prophecy of Scripture comes about from someone’s own interpretation. 21In fact, no prophecy ever came by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were being carried along by the Holy Spirit.
2:1There were false prophets also among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction on themselves. 2Many will follow their depraved ways, and because of them the way of the truth will be blasphemed. 3In their greed they will exploit you with fabricated messages. Their condemnation announced long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
God bless you,
Worship at Trinity
This Sunday and Monday, we strengthen and encourage each other in faith! You can sign up for worship here: https://trinitymarinette.com/events/june-14-15-worship/ or you can respond to this email or call Pastor or call the church office to let us know which service you prefer.
It is wise to wait a bit if you are at risk or would just like to wait for the pandemic to fade. God willing, we will worship together when he ends this plague.
Here is this week’s bulletin: https://trinitymarinette.com/wp-content/uploads/sermons/2020/06/2020-06-07-Announcements-Trinity-Sunday.pdf
Don’t Forget – Our next Voters’ Meeting is scheduled for June 14 at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. We’ll observe social distancing and we’ll be very sensitive to the length of the meeting. You will be able to pick up the agenda and the reports in church or you can contact the office and we’ll send them to you!
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Greeting Cards: On a table in the Church Basement are handmade greeting cards for almost every occasion. There is no charge for these beautiful cards; only that a donation to the church library be made.
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Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
1501 Thomas St.
Marinette, WI 54143