Suppressing Truth

Fake news has an agenda.

God is … against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, [Romans1:18]

People re-write reality to further their personal desires.

… God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made … [Romans1:20]

The Lord has demonstrated his eternal power and divine nature through his visible world. The wicked suppress this inconvenient truth by negating the existence of anything they cannot sense.

… they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him [Romans1:21]

When I glorify God, I acknowledge that he can do all things. When I give thanks, I acknowledge that what he does is for my best. I cannot glorify or give thanks until I have surrendered my will, my hurts, my passions …

but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Until I surrender I limit myself to futile human understanding and my heart shrivels in darkness.

Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images … [Romans1:22-23]

Until I surrender I am left with human understanding and experience which, excluding God’s perspective, will prove futile.

Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity … [Romans1:24]

My failure to glorify God as creator and give thanks to him, leads to rejecting his leadership and taking for myself the destructive pleasures our society claims to be the high point of life.


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