A Demanding Truth

Categories: Devotional,Matthew,Luke

Is this a new day in America? Some of the headlines of Nov. 7, 2012—

  • Obama’s Reelection Signals Rise of New America
  • Nice Guys Finish Last
  • $6 Billion Later, America Votes for Status Quo
  • Landmark Marijuana Laws Pass: Puts States to the Left of the Netherlands
  • First Openly Gay Senator Elected
  • Netanyahu Faces Rocky Road After Obama Re-Election
  • U.S. Stocks Slide 350 Points as Traders Weigh in on the Election
  • Hope Over Experience
  • Voters Saying ‘I do’ to Same-sex Marriage

Each of us come to conclusions about what is true. In the church this is especially right concerning theology and ethics.

Jesus tells us, then, to be gutsy and never hide what we know of his ways under a bowl (Mt. 5:15-16), even at our personal peril. He warns, “Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how the false prophets were treated” (Lk. 6:26).

If being spoken well of and tolerance are rising to become the premier American truths, then Christians should at least consider pondering the thoughts of Francis Schaeffer, “Truth demands confrontation; loving confrontation, but confrontation nevertheless. If our reflex action is always accommodation regardless of the centrality of the truth involved, there is something wrong. [1]


[1] The Great Evangelical Disaster (Westchester, Ill.: Crossway, 1984), p. 64.

Author: Toby Larson

Toby Larson leads Celebration International. He is a husband and father of 5. Whether he's teaching, hitting tennis balls, sailing a Hobie, serving in Asia, skiing on water or snow, Toby is passionate about the love of God and the love of life. Read more ...