Every Man a Liar

By Justin Johnson

How far are you willing to go to learn the truth? Would you continue if it meant you were wrong? If you can do this you are on your way.

What if learning the truth meant that your friends were wrong? We all like to think that we know a little more than our friends. This should not be too hard.

What if discovering the truth meant that what was popular and celebrity was wrong? Why not? After all we can all agree that what is popular is not always right. We’ve already established that the average Joe and his friends are ignorant.

But what if accepting the truth meant that learned scholars and doctors were also wrong? In a time where reason is held as the primary tool of truth this may be more difficult to believe.  But we also know that not all scholars agree on everything. Perhaps there is room for error after all.

Could it be that entire schools are wrong about what is true? Entire denominations? Entire countries?

What if knowing the truth meant that most every historically significant man, scholar, teacher, or philosopher for the past two thousand years was wrong? Would you still accept it? Would you want to know it?

Paul writes ‘let God be true, but every man a liar’ (Romans 3:4).

If every man that ever lived was wrong, God would still be true.

Human reason can be fallacious and experience can be deceiving, but God and his revelation are never wrong. He is not a man that he should lie and is worthy of your trust.

It would be naive to think that any church, country, preacher, or tradition has the market on truth. But when we are willing to believe God before tradition or training then we are one step closer to gaining what is more valuable than both: the truth.

You won’t be able to understand the preaching of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery unless you believe that we should let God be true and every man a liar.

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” – 2 Tim 2:15

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Published: February 5, 2009
Last Modified: May 31, 2016
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