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THE LIE HAS A LIMITED SHELF-LIFE,
TRUTH LASTS FOREVER
Rev. Dr Robert E. Donaldson
World Wide Web Witness Inc
Truth might not last if God were not there to make it do so. But if God were not there, there could be no truth, for then all would be merely doing what it is good at, until whatever it was became whatever it was going to be, and no one could get outside of it, to survey or to understand. Truth does last because from God it gets its only sustainable name, and the Lie will not last because it is by definition, at the ultimate, enemy of Truth, and so excluded from that domain.
Ignorance blushes because it is incompetent, faced with knowledge, unknowledgeable. Truth attains because what is, is understood so that it might be there, so that it might be true; and with this wisdom comes susceptibility for action and sound performance. It does not blush. It is wonderful that where truth lies, power joins and where creation comes, competence precedes. Otherwise we would not be here, for the incompetent does not attain; whereas truth does.
Mere pretence if not pretension is the lisping of this world about itself: it is ONLY because its laws and forms and formats and language of creation in the DNA, and its language for continuation in the Bible, come from God, that there is any way for it to go, any being for it to inhabit, any structure for it to secure, any stricture to become duty and responsibility. As it goes down, however, as it deteriorates, and in nothing more than in spirit, man in his nations is becoming a mockery of the mastery of his internal environment. Just as, in EVERY nucleated cell, there is set in language readable, cognisable, characterisable, potent, functional, so in the Bible is set the law of God for man, the means of His mercy, the method of His salvation, before the day of judgment comes up for divorce. It is wise to be ready.
In this book the simplicities are in view, the applications, the sheer wonder of reality in contrast with the sheer blatancy of horror, which the lie, never satisfied with truth, deplores. If nature 'abhors a vacuum' has some relevance, much more is this: God abhors sin. Yet He loves righteousness, even to the point that He is willing to provide it free.
The Gospel is delicious. It is life again, eternal. The shelf-life of the lie, like an unplayable lie in golf, a temporary thing to be dismantled, is limited. Living without limits limits living. The final limit is judgment, mortality for mortals, instead of eternal life for the children of God. Tough guys may find it hard to become as children again, but it is not children in MIND but in MALICE which is the biblical prescription! (I Corinthians 14:20:
"Brethren, do not be children in understanding;
however in malice be babes, but in understanding be mature."
Understanding is intended as a chief motif in this volume, and DV it will help to resolve difficulties and show the wonder of Him who is both Judge and Creator, Redeemer and Upholder, who insists that we be steadfast in the faith, just as we are made steadfast in our design, so magnificently set in commands of thought, conceptually investigable, practically a marvel, to which is added the far more magnificent feature, far from the power of any man to make, that SPIRIT which is the maestro placement in man. This is equipped, no less, with mind able to look, even to God.
LOOK then to Him, and be saved! for so He commands, no less than His commands are manifest in the very construction through DNA of our bodies (Isaiah 45:22-23). Let not the body be mocked by an arrant spirit in the mind! Let us be conformed to truth, which is broader than the heavens in its AMPLITUDE, and narrower than a crevice in unfalsifiability; for though our thought is athletic, it does not change its own basis, or truth; and even our imagination does not alter what is its source, though it soar to the heavens in pure joy of discovery!
UNEASY LIES THE HEAD THAT LIVES WITH LIES,
AT REST THE HEART THAT FEEDS ON TRUTH
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The Lie is not abstruse but absurd! I John 2:22
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Not truancy but Truth
Infinity in Thought May Readily be Taught
Infinity in Fact is to be Found in Deity
THE HEADY BYPASS OF TRUTH
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