“And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power.” (1 Cor. 2:4)
What God particularly hates is the subtle lie…that stubbornly persists…that won’t admit it is wrong…that cunningly shifts itself to avoid exposure…that has the root of self-centered pride. The subtle lie will sacrifice everyone and everything…truth, honor, righteousness, and the good of others…just to be right.
A biblical journey of faith life-script is the only thing in all of reality that will not allow any lie or untruth to persist. This is unique amongst all human scenarios…fiction or real life…where the only through-line of the story is truth and the elimination of lies.
A biblical-quality journey of faith is composed by God Himself. James 1:17 tells us that: “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” In John 14:6 Jesus says: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
I believe that in the fast approaching end-times every Spirit-born Christian will have the experience of an Abraham, Joseph, Moses, David, Elijah, Peter, or Paul, on some level. When the actual end of time is loaming ahead in the near future, the time for the expectancy for conventional normalcy will have expired. The last days is the time for God to finally and brilliantly expose the great and monstrous liar Satan (2 Thes. 2:3-12).
If as Christians we want normalcy to continue…it won’t…it can’t. The two worldviews…one based in truth, and the other based in a lie about the character of God as ruler of the realm…crash against one another in the end-times with colossal and deadly impact.
If the philosophy of naturalism was true, everything would be simplistic. Morally faulty material particles in a naturalistic scenario are incapable of generating the complexity of the worldview debate. Material particles alone are incapable of producing the subtle lie.
The Christian church may stumble and bumble along leading up to the worldwide outpouring of the Holy Spirit prophesied in Joel 2:28-29. But I believe the Holy Spirit will bring the Church upward and in-line like as occurred in the first century to meet the challenge. This will all happen according to a script that is prewritten and premeditated by the Father of lights in whom is no shadow of turning…a God-composed journey of faith life-script where the only through-line is truth and the exposure and elimination of lies.