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Fantasies & Nightmares

  • John 18:38 (NKJV) Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?”

Hang with me a second as I share some “theological talk”…

Henry C. Thiessen in his Lectures in Systematic Theology says of God: God is truth—His knowledge, declarations, and representations eternally conform to reality.

Now let me see if I can break that down into “everyday words”.

Basically, Thiessen is saying that God is the source of reality.  What He says and does conforms to true reality.

So what are we to do when it seems like the circumstances of our lives are shouting that God is not there and if He is, He doesn’t care?  The answer is: Don’t believe the nightmare—you will eventually “wake-up” and realize that God has been there all the time and that He was working everything together for your good.

Or, what about this: What do you do when God’s word clearly forbids a certain action or attitude but at the moment it seems so right and wonderful?  What you must not do is believe the fantasy.

Just like poor Pinocchio who thought he was on “Pleasure Island” where there were no rules or authority to stop all the little boys from doing what they wanted to do, if you believe the lies of this world and Satan (instead of God’s truth) you will end up like Pinocchio—being a “donkey”.4309

Bottom line, when God doesn’t seem true it means reality is distorted.  Believe God; not the fantasy or nightmare.


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