Teach Truth

February 16, 2012 — Leave a comment

God is truth.  Just as right and wrong are established in God’s Word, Truth is also established there. I like to capitalize the word Truth because God’s Truth is supreme, commands respect, is established, unmovable, authoritative, and unchanging.

“The Truth Project” by Dr. Del Tackett[i] is one of my most favorite video series.  I would say going through this series is a must for every Christian school or home school.  Why? Because in a recent study, the Barna Research Group revealed a statistic that only 9% of professing Christians have a biblical worldview.[ii] (A worldview is the framework from which we view reality and make sense of life and the world)  That statistic is both shocking, and sad. God’s truth, and how it is perceived in, or related to, our world view, is somehow not getting through to students.  It may not even be taught to them in schools claiming to be “Christian”.  If it is being taught in Christian schools, it is not being taught in a way that gives students confidence in Gods Truth.

The enemy is attacking Truth, and Christian schools need to “buck up” and fight back with these two: There IS a Truth that you can know, and what that Truth REALLY is.  You begin with John 14:6 (Jesus is the truth) and expand biblically from there. Frank Peretti has a great answer for people that may not think there is one truth: “There is no way for you to know whether what I am telling you is true, unless you know what the truth is. And there’s no way for you to know what the truth is unless there is a truth that you can know!” 

A sound Christian school will teach their students that there is Truth, and what that Truth is.

Here is another way to look at this:  Today’s society is focused on feeling and emotion, but what God focuses on is what is in our mind, and our heart.  He says that we are not to be conformed to this world, but we are to be transformed by the renewing of our mind, so that we can prove what is good and acceptable by God’s standards, not the world’s standards. (Romans 12:2).  Also, one of my most favorite passages in the Bible is Proverbs 4:23 “Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.” We are to fill our mind with God’s Truth, and take that to heart, because that is where the issues and emotions of life will come from.

Jesus said in John 14:6 “I am the truth and the life…”  Whenever I read that, or mention it to someone, I emphasize the word THE. I think Jesus might have said it that way too: “I am THE truth, THE life…” to make sure people knew He was THE truth. (period)  Then I like to go to John 1 where Jesus is established as the Word of God.  Simple, but profound.  We Christians are to fight for, and demonstrate the Truth we believe.  It takes a lot of work and effort, repetitious work some times, to get God’s Truth into the hearts of children. God is greatly pleased when we make that effort.  “Heart work is hard work”, is a saying I remind myself of, and you should too, and also remember this saying of mine: “You reap what you sow, so go sow, not just so-so, but know-so.”

Sound Christian schooling must include Truth and reality to combat against lies and illusion.



[ii] www.barna.org  “A Biblical Worldview Has a Radical Effect on a Person’s Life,” December 1, 2003.

 

Copyright 2012, Kevin Brownlee

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