There are different ways to view things that produce freedom.
Some are from God, others from Satan.
Geographical truth—Sacremento is the capital of California, not Los Angeles or San Francisco.
Historical truth—George Washington was our first President under the Constitution, not Abraham Lincoln or John Kennedy.
Mathematical truth—two plus two equals four, not three or five.
Chemical truth—two molecules of hydrogen and one of oxygen yields water, not sulfuric acid or salt.
Biological truth—if you plant a tomato seed, you get a tomato plant, not corn or bean plants.
Every realm of our existence has the element of truth.
Truth Is ALWAYS present.
The word “truth” is defined as “conformity to fact or reality.”
Truth never changes, it is always right and real while the facts may change.
An example of what I mean here:
How far is it from here to Los Angeles?
Facts tell us that it is about 360 miles.
Yet, if we are in Dallas the distance would be 1439 miles.
You ask anyone along the routes, and you will get different answers, yet each answer will be the truth.
In many ways, Bible Truths are handled the same.
Yet man has tried to change the facts of the truth.
Many have freed themselves from God’s word so as to sin anyway they want without bothering their conscience.
Some change the truth into a lie to promote their own doctrines, beliefs, and teachings.
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 tells us “because they do not have a love for the truth”
Many question whether truth is possible in the religious realm.
Many make up their own truth.
Let us notice a few things about the truth that frees.
John 8:28-32 “The truth shall set you free”.
Jesus here tells us that the only way by which we can be made free from sin is through the truth.
Specifically following the instructions from the truth.
This also implies that unless we are made free from sin by the truth, we are still in our sins and will be lost.
So, what does the Bible say about The Truth That Frees?
The Truth That Frees Is:
The word of God
Jesus said so: John 17:17 “Thy word is truth”.
He illustrated the importance of the word in conversion: Luke 8:11-15—”the seed is the word of God.”
Hearing the word should produce faith--Romans 10:17 “Faith comes by hearing the word of God”.
This is the first step, but then we must be doers: James 1:22-25 “be doers of the word”.
The Truth That Frees Is:
That which should be preached.
Paul said so: Ephesians 4:15 “speaking the truth in love.”
Since the truth that frees is the word, when we preach the word, we’re preaching the truth:
2 Timothy 4:1-2—”preach the word”
This is precisely what Jesus wants: Mark 16:15-16, “go preach the gospel” is the great commission.
Acts 8:4—”they went everywhere preaching the word”.
The Truth That Frees:
Must be known and understood
Again, Paul said so: 1 Timothy 2:3-4—”God desires all men to be saved.”
The idea of “knowing” implies understanding: Ephesians 5:17 –”but understand what the will of the Lord is.”
But how can we come to understand it?
Ephesians 3:3-5—by study. “when you read you may understand”.
2 Timothy 2:15—”study to show yourself approved of God.”
The Truth That Frees:
Should be received and believed
Once more, Paul said so: 1 Thessalonians 2:13 “you received it as the word of God—which it is.”
The idea of “receiving” implies believing: John 1:12—”as many as received...gave them right to become children of God.”
Receiving and believing the word or truth frees because it saves our souls: James 1:21—”receive the word implanted which is able to save your souls”.
The Truth That Frees:
Must be obeyed
Peter said so: 1 Peter 1:22—”you have purified your souls by obedience to the truth”.
The benefits of obeying the truth: Romans 6:17-18—”you are no longer slaves of sin”.
The consequences of not obeying the truth:
2 Thessalonians 1:7-9—”render out retribution to those who know not God, nor keep His commandments.”
Sadly: The Truth That Frees:
Can be ignored.
This is what Satan wants.
When you have no rules to follow, you can do what you please.
When there are no rules, there is no standard of authority or judgment.
You become free of feeling you are doing something wrong.
“And the people love it so” (Jeremiah 5:31)
Religious error, no matter how honestly and sincerely believed, can not make one free from sin—only the truth can do that.
If you have heard the truth.
Do you understood it? do you believe it?, and have you obeyed the truth that you might be saved and made free from sin?
“Today is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).
Take advantage of this opportunity.

By Carey Scott

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