Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Fact or Opinion?

“…then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free…” John 8:32 NIV

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A close friend of mine once told me that I should never marry women from “X” tribe as they ‘all’ tend to batter their husbands, born-again or otherwise. She was so confident about her ‘sweeping statement’ that she was convinced it was not an opinion but a proven statistical fact. Some people are like that, so confident about what they know, say or do so much so that they convince everyone that their opinion is actually a hard proven fact. Some sects believe that it is a biblical fact that ‘miracles were for the apostles and the early church’ and that the gift of Holy Spirit (and tongues) is for but a few God’s pre-elect.

The Late Dr. Ed L. Cole once said, when people fail, they build a philosophy around their failure which is nothing but rationalization to justify their failure. The sad thing is, if you accept their philosophy, you have accepted and inherited their failure…do you build your life on opinion or God proven hard fact? What is more, facts may change but ‘the truth’ remains for ever. When we know the truth, God’s truth, it sets us free from statistics, people’s opinion and any past experience good or bad. We become free to build our lives on God’s words.

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copyright ©2007 Light to my path by TJM Kyara

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