About “The Truth”

The Bible tells us pretty plainly, “you will know the truth and the truth will set you free” John 8:32. However, it’s been my experience that, “sharing the truth” is not always so cut and dry. The Bible says about itself, “The letter kills but the spirit gives life” 2 Corinthians 3:6. So in other words, be careful how you use the truth because sometimes, it can do more damage than good. Not that the truth should ever be denied, but that when it’s given it’s only out of love, and meant to heal. Yesterday, I had a young man as ask if he should tell his catholic grandma that the pope isn’t really the mouth of God. I asked him, is your grandma asking you questions about God, or saying that she feels like she’s missing something? He said no, so I said then you’ll only be picking a fight if you say such things. The Bible also reminds us to “be as wise as a serpent but as harmless as a dove”, Matthew 10:16. It’s impossible to be harmless when your tearing people apart with the truth. If there’s ever a question in your mind as to when and how you should share the truth, remember this, the truth will always display the fruits of the spirit; love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

The Truth

3 thoughts on “About “The Truth”

  1. Allison Skibba says:

    Thank you, Mark, for the message about “The Truth”! You really make it clear how we should live out our faith before others, and how to share the Truth in love! Allison

    On Mon, Oct 19, 2020, 9:04 AM Mark Showalter’s Blog wrote:

    > Mark Showalter posted: ” The Bible tells us pretty plainly, “you will know > the truth and the truth will set you free” John 8:32. However, it’s been my > experience that, “sharing the truth” is not always so cut and dry. The > Bible says about itself, “The letter kills but the ” >

  2. Quinn says:

    Great post. Lots of wisdom we could all use here. I had no idea you had a blog! I will be bookmarking this page my friend. God as truly blessed you with the power of deep thought.

  3. Mary Showalter says:

    Truth really does set us free and can be so healing when shared with love and kindness as you said. Truth can also be cruel in some cases. Jesus told his disciples to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. That seems a good guideline to follow when sharing a truth. Sometimes it’s wiser and more kind not to share at all.

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