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The Gospel Truth

All who are on the side of the truth listen to My voice
Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalms 31:2,6,12-13,15-17,25; Hebrews 4:14-16,5:7-9; John 18:1-19:42

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Scripture Summary John 18:37

There is an old story about a rich man who had acquired his wealth through a series of questionable business deals. He decided to enter politics and run for public office. At the height of his campaign, he burst into the editorial office of the local newspaper and exclaimed, “You are telling lies about me in your paper, and you know it! To which the editor replied, “I wouldn’t complain if I were you. What would you do if we told the truth about you?”

Is seems as though one result of our indifference to truth is that there are very few ideals today which we are unwilling to sacrifice. As we forget the true purpose of life -- as we lose our grasp on the basic certainties of life -- we also lose the energy to live up to these basic ideals. Because we have lost our passion for truth, we find it difficult to affirm even the ordinary loyalties of life. It seems that too many of us love truth less than others hate it.

There was once a Man of Love. He went around the country helping people. When he saw people who were unhappy, he told them, "You weren't meant to be unhappy. Love made you. And could Love have meant anything for you but happiness? Then believe that you are the child of Love and claim your happiness!" And the people who believed what he said got a new vision of themselves and their world. The people who were sick were made whole, and the people who were poor found the means to meet their needs. And the people who were unhappy began to sing songs of praise, of Love and of life.

But the people who ran the world did not like what this man was saying. They were fearful that if people began to live by Love, there would be no need for kings and judges. They were fearful also that if they had to run the kind of world that Love had made, they wouldn't know how. "He's a public enemy," they [...]

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