Today, David and Annalisa Wilson (VBTS graduates, 2006 & 2007) are heading into the third week of their new lives and ministry in Chesham, England. Colonial Baptist Church sent the Wilsons to Chesham to partner with Newtown Evangelical Baptist Church. David will serve alongside Pastor Mark Richards with a primary focus of discipleship and evangelism.
A growing trend for many interpreters of the Bible is to read the Old Testament primarily as a means of uncovering new, and often hidden, truth about Christ.
Yesterday, I looked at the historical background of the debate among Christian theologians and argued the following points from Scripture: (1) The triune God is truth because God is ultimate reality. (2) The sanctity of the triune God constitutes the sanctity of truth. (3) Satan and his “offspring,” in contrast, foist deception and are characterized as liars from the beginning. (4) Consistently throughout Scripture lying is a sign of ungodliness while speaking truth is a sign of holiness. (5) God’s people, as God himself, are to be characterized by truth.
A daily scan of the headlines suggests we live in a culture permeated by lies and delusion. Confronting such a prevailing culture is daunting and forces us to reflect on a number of ethical questions. For example, is it always wrong to lie? What standards of truth must we adhere to? As Christians we claim to submit to higher ethical ideals, but how do we live out these ideals in a tangible, consistent way?
As I have been preparing to teach a Hebrew exegesis class on the book of Judges, I have been repeatedly struck— convicted, actually— with what has been jumping out of the pages at me. What comes to my mind is “When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn??”