• Pastor Conrad

Real or Ridiculous?

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 8:32

When Jesus Christ was standing before Pilate before His crucifixion Pilate asked Jesus, “What is truth?” That is a question that has been asked many times since that time and many people are still not able to recognize the truth even when truth is standing directly in front of them.

There are two things that you can do with truth. You can either believe the truth and accept what is real or you can reject the truth and believe what is ridiculous. Noah Webster who wrote the first English dictionary states in it that, ”Truth is conformity to fact or reality.”

If what you believe is ridiculous and not real then you believe a lie and are confused. Let me give an example of believing that which is ridiculous.

There are those who believe that we can use water as a fuel. Imagine how ridiculous it would be if I filled my oil tank with water instead of furnace oil! At the -29 degree C. temperatures that we have had this winter the fuel tank and fuel lines and furnace as well as all the water pipes would burst.Anyone who knew what I did would have me committed to the loony bin. I understand the ideology of using hydrogen as a fuel, but in reality it takes more energy to separate hydrogen from oxygen by electrolysis than the burning of hydrogen produces. It’s the same alchemic ideology of turning lead to gold. The truth is, it doesn’t work!

Maybe it’s because people have heard and seen so much ”virtual reality” on the media that they have confused it with real reality. However, there are many people who, because they don’t want to believe what is really true, ridiculously believe that which is false. God has allowed every individual to believe what they want to believe, but believing that which is really true will free you from being foolishly ridiculous.

My purpose in writing this is not to judge anyone who believes a lie, but to call everyone away from the ridiculous back to reality.

(John 14:6) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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