You can’t handle the truth!
You may recall that very famous line being delivered by Jack Nickelson in the movie, A Few Good Men. It’s one thing to say it in a movie. It’s another thing altogether when that line can be applied to the modern church. I don’t mean a denomination. I mean today’s Christians. There are plenty of reasons for making that statement. That’s the bad news. The good news is, there is good news. However, the good news is –
- Not easy
- Not comfortable
- Not predictable
Truth is not easy
Our society indicates the Church (that’s all us Christians!) must be avoiding truth. Sin has many labels. Just pick one. Whatever you pick, we are overwhelmed by it. More about that later.
Truth is not comfortable
The point above is enough to prove truth isn’t comfortable. But the fix for the problem is the pinnacle of being uncomfortable. We won’t like going there, but go there we must if we want to see things change.
Truth is not predictable
Predictability is one reason we can’t handle the truth. We want everything in our lives to be predictable and controllable. Well, the very uncomfortable solution won’t be either of those things.
Click this LINK to see an interivew with Dr. Tony Evans. His comments are insightful regarding our need. I’ll address the other factors tomorrow!