Every One That Is Of The Truth Heareth My Voice

By David J. Stewart | February 2014

John 18:37, “Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

       A few years ago my eyes were opened to something in the Bible that I had never noticed before, that is, the Word of God speaks considerably about THE TRUTH. Jesus told Pilate in John 18:37 that He came into the world to “BEAR WITNESS UNTO THE TRUTH.” Jesus continues by telling Pilate that “EVERY ONE THAT IS OF THE TRUTH HEARETH MY VOICE.” That's a very interesting phrase... “OF THE TRUTH”!

I've learned that some people desire to know the truth and others don't. People who do desire the truth tend to be open-minded and knowledgeable concerning many truthful things; whereas people who DON'T desire to know the truth are usually woefully ignorant concerning just about everything. Some one who realizes that the 911 World Trade Tower attacks were an inside job is also likely to know that the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995 was an inside job. I've spoken with numerous people who were ignorant about 911, and they refused to listen to sensible evidence concerning other conspiracies as well. The bottom line is that some people are truth seekers, while most others are stubborn fools, blinded in willful ignorance and cowardliness.

When you think about it, getting saved really begins with being honest with yourself. God already knows that we are sinful creatures in need of redemption. Unfortunately, most people don't realize their own wickedness and need for a Savior. Repentance is “a change of mind” (Greek: metanoeo; Mark 1:15) which in actuality requires being honest with one's self and God. Repentance is the admission that I am as guilty a sinner as God hath declared me to be in His holy Word, the Bible. THE TRUTH is key to getting saved. No one ever got saved who didn't realize THE TRUTH that he or she is a sinner. No one ever got saved without THE TRUTH of the gospel (good news) that Jesus Christ is crucified, buried and risen. 

1st Timothy 6:3-6, “If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. But godliness with contentment is great gain.”

The Power And Art Of Deception

It was Adolf Hitler who said that if you tell a lie often enough to enough people they will come to believe it. That fabricated lie the masses have been fed will be assimilated into the conversation and the culture of the group. This “groupspeak,” George Orwell spoke of, then becomes their “truth.” As a collective body the people will believe the lie. They have, in effect, become “brainwashed.” Peer pressure is heavily involved here, as is fear of being different. In time of political trial there is also the fear of rebuke, punishment, imprisonment, or death by “higher authorities.”

So very often people end up believing what has been laid out for them to believe. Despots soon discover just how easy this is to do in a society that is not respectful of the truth. People will not stand for truth because of fear of the consequences. And so they get the government they deserve. This foisting of lies upon a people is especially easy to pull off in a society that does not cherish the God of Truth.

This coercion of ideas and drowning out of the truth is an awful business. But it gets worse. The technique does not just get used in politics. We see it in science as well. For example, a scientist who doubts the “truth” of Darwin's theory of Evolution soon finds out that he is ostracized academically. His articles do not get published. He may not get the teaching position due him. His wife may not stand with him in his time of financial hardship. She may divorce him. His whole life may become quite difficult.

Does this happen in the realm of religion? Unfortunately the answer is yes. I know and have heard from pastors whose ministry position has been threatened because they have begun to faithfully teach the Biblically correct eschatology of a Post Tribulation Resurrection-Rapture.

False doctrines plague the internet! From the lie of Lordship Salvation to the Post-Tribulation Rapture heresy, Satan is working relentlessly to steal, kill and destroy! One thing that stood out to me as I watched Steve Anderson's film is that he woefully ignores the Old Testament Scriptures. He also fails to reconcile his position with all the problems it creates. A Post-Tribulation Rapture heresy creates hundreds of doctrinal problems, irreconcilable contradictions and blatant disregard for the holy Scriptures.

Subverting youth away from their homes, their country, and their religion . . .
by William Guy Carr (1895-1959)

       Few people realize the important part modern movies play in subverting youth away from their homes, their country, and their religion. Many movies show an hour of film in which the criminals and bad men and women do everything that is forbidden by our laws and moral code and devote one minute during which the law catches up with them, or they die because of their sins. Films taken of actual fighting durian the Mexican revolution in 1913 were shown in Galveston, Texas. The sight of seeing men killed in battle, or being dragged from their homes and slaughtered by revolutionaries caused women to scream and faint, and men to vomit. Public opinion caused the showings to be prohibited. To-day these scenes are shown on films advertised as "Children's Special" for Saturday afternoon performances. That is just one illustration of how the general public, and particularly the children, have been systematically hardened to accept the sight of violence and bloody death as normal.

SOURCE: PAWNS IN THE GAME, page 127, by William Guy Carr, 1958)

This generation needs what every generation needs, that is, THE TRUTH. Biblical preaching is TRUTH set on fire! Preaching that is not based upon TRUTH is nothing more than a motivational speech (aka, Joel Osteen).

The Doctrine Of Christ Is Missing From Today's Preaching

We hear a lot of theological garbage from televangelists. They're not getting the job done for God. They are helping Satan to blind men's eyes from the light of the Gospel that saves. We are living in a stiffnecked and untoward, crooked, generation of pleasure-seekers. 2nd Timothy 4:3, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.” That's the Rick Warren crowd. That's the Pat Robertson crowd. That's the Joel Osteen crowd! The Doctrine of Christ is missing!!!

I have met many Roman Catholics with good attitudes, who are kind and decent people; yet, they were still unsaved and headed for the Lake of Fire in their many sins...

Matthew 21:28-31, “But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

The world's churches today are filled with self-willed and self-righteous unsaved people. They have churchianity without Christianity! They have religion without truth! God the Father is willing to forgive the vilest sinner who will repent toward Him by faith in Jesus, the Christ, to be forgiven of sins. Repentance is a matter of acknowledging our sinnership and trusting upon the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our sins.

There's A Fine Line Between Faith And Foolishness

You can tell when an American official is lying when their lips move. Albert Einstein rightly said that the worst enemy of THE TRUTH is a foolish faith in authority...

Albert Einstein: “A Foolish Faith In Authority Is The Worst Enemy Of The Truth”

By Washington's Blog
Global Research | December 25, 2013

Don’t Be Foolish

Albert Einstein said:

“A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of the truth.”

Indeed, scientists have shown that people will go to absurd lengths - and engage in mental gymnastics – in order to cling to their belief in what those in authority have said. Part of the reason so many are so vulnerable to naive belief in authority is that we evolved in small tribes … and we assume that the super-elites are just like us.

In reality, there are millions of psychopaths in the world … and they are largely running D.C. and on Wall Street. These people have no hesitation in lying to promote their goals.

The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs told Morley Safer of 60 Minutes and CBS News:

“Look, if you think any American official is going to tell you the truth, then you’re stupid. Did you hear that? — stupid.”

And studies show that the super-rich lie, cheat and steal more than the rest of us. ...

Albert Einstein: “A Foolish Faith In Authority Is The Worst Enemy Of The Truth” | Global Research

In other words, the biggest mistake that we can make is to follow men instead of God, failing to think for ourselves. Proof of what I am saying is evidenced by the sad fact that nearly everyone these days is following radio and television preachers. Chip Ingram, John MacArthur, T.D. Jakes, Robert Schuller, Benny Hinn, Mike Murdoch, Melissa Scott, Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, Ray Comfort, Chuck Colston... just to name a few. They all use modern corrupted Bible versions. Not one of them defends the King James Bible as being the only reliable English Bible since 1611! Like buttoning a shirt, if you get the first button wrong, then all the other buttons will be wrong too. If you have a corrupt Bible version, then everything else is going to be corrupted too.

When Entertainment Becomes God, God Has To Become Entertaining To Be Worshipped

Our churches are filled with empty positive people these days, who do absolutely nothing for God. I've visited Baptist churches where they had a swing band. The congregation closed their eyes, put their hands in the air and enjoyed euphoric emotional experience as they chanted the lyrics over and over (which is characteristic of today's apostate music)... praise, praise, praise, love, love, love, blah, blah, blah.

This is Rick Warren's nightmare come true... The Purpose Driven Strife! That's Warren's satanic philosophy... remove the old hymns and mourner's alter and instead bring in all forms of entertainment. The problem is that when entertainment becomes God, then God has to become entertaining to be worshipped. We are living in an idolatrous generation that worships electronic devices. Literally, everyone is walking around these days plugged into something. We need to get plugged into God my friends!

Who would have thought that the very churches intended to keep our nation righteous would be subverted by Satan and used instead to destroy our country. America's pulpits are dead! Billy Sunday saw the churches dying 100 years ago...

That was 99 years ago when Billy Sunday spoke those powerful words. Today, in 2013, the churches are GONE!!! Today's churches follow the sinful world, asking people what they want to get them to come to church. Joel Osteen gives people what they want... a non-offensive, smiling, friendly, everything's ok, apostate minister. Osteen makes excuses for his apostasy. God is looking for some real preachers who will cry aloud against the wickedness of this rotting generation, not drive their daughter to a Miley Cyrus concert as did Joel Osteen. Preachers are dime-a-dozen, but men of God are a rarity these days.

The Church has been given The Great Commission (not the great omission) to make disciples of all men by preaching the good news of Christ's death, burial and resurrection (i.e., the gospel). The purpose of the Church is not to educate people; but rather, to DISCIPLE them to follow Jesus Christ, teaching them to observe (obey) the holy Scriptures. We draw people into the Church with Christ's LOVE, and then we attach them to the TRUTH so they'll hopefully and prayerfully continue in the faith obediently.

Standing Before God In Importune Prayer For OTHERS

It is sad and tragic when someone who has been in church for 20 years totally abandons everything they've ever learned from their pastor because they feel crossed by him, offended and hurt. Every pastor is wise to teach his congregation to follow the Lord alone in His Word, and not man, because people WILL let you down, fail you, disappoint you, hurt you and make you want to quit. Even God wanted to annihilate the Hebrews, but Moses pleaded on their behalf for mercy and God changed His mind (Exodus 32). 

I love the word “importunity,” which means “to beg persistently and urgently.” The Bible even mentions the word importunity in Luke 11:8. The Bible teaches in Matthew 6:7-8 that our prayers need not be lengthy, because God already KNOWS what things we have need of; but we are encouraged in Luke 11:5-8 to pray at length (known as importunity in prayer)...

Luke 11:5-8, “And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him? And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.”

In Ezekiel 22:30 God says that He “SOUGHT FOR A MAN” (singular), not a group, ministerial association or committee. Ezekiel 22:30, “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.” I love this Scripture so very much, because it encourages me that I can be this godly man if I so choose (AND I DO... here am I Lord, send me!). Notice that the Lord says He is seeking a man to stand “BEFORE ME,” that is, in PRAYER for the Land. Job 16:21, “O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour!”

Dead Churches Swell Like A Rotting Corpse, But They Don't Grow

Psalms 12:1, “Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.” Preachers are falling like never before. Apostasy has set in across America like rigor-mortis in a dead body. I learned in a sermon from Evangelist Phil Kidd (who retired from a career as a mortician) that when the human body dies, it swells. Anything that swells is DEAD and rotting! A lot of churches in America are swelling in size, like Joel Osteen's and Rick Warren's ministries, but they are not growing in the Lord. They are swelling because they are DEAD in sinful compromise, doctrinal error and ecumenical apostasy. Just because a church is increasing in number is not an indication that they are growing spiritually. In fact, the opposite is true. As churches are becoming more worldly, so also is the world becoming more churchy! The Church isn't growing at all in these apostate circles.

Jesus plainly taught the Samaritan woman in John 4:24 that God the Father can ONLY be worshipped in TRUTH and in SPIRIT. God cannot be worshipped with entertainment, formalism and stone idols. Neither can God be worshipped without THE TRUTH. Although Joel Osteen, Pat Robertson and Rick Warren do make many truthful statements, the sum total of their public ministries are like a burned waffle (that is, they speak of love, forgiveness and faith; but they leave off judgment, sin and the eternal damnation of hellfire for all unbelievers). You'll never hear Joel Osteen warn anyone that there is a literal place called Hell where all Christ-rejecters will burn for ever and ever in torment, loneliness and regret.

No apostate preacher is going to smile lost sinners out of Hell. This wicked, stiffnecked, arrogant, proud and rebellious generation is totally bigoted against God and the Bible. No one is as intolerant as the group these days who insist that no one can be solely correct in their views. Well, God is 100% right whether you like it or not. Granted, a hundred people can read the Bible and form all sorts of different and conflicting opinions, but I assure you that there is always only ONE correct interpretation of the Scriptures. I wouldn't bet against God, because His batting average is pretty good. In fact, God has never missed!

There is no controversy if you believe the Bible. Amen! The question is are you on God's side or the Devil's. There's only two sides. Perhaps you say, “Well, I'm on my own side and no one else's.” My friend, that's the exact philosophy of Anton LaVey who founded the Church Of Satan on June 6, 1966 (666) and of Aleister Crowley (a bisexual, heroine addict, child-sacrificing, feces-eating, God-hating) Luciferian-worshipping degenerate who is infamous for his life's motto, “DO AS THOU WILL SHALL BE THE WHOLE OF THE LAW” (Satan's law). The Devil would love for nothing more than for you to do your own thing, because then you're not obeying the will of God. Whether you worship Satan or yourself, either way you're not obeying God. These were evil men who did NOT hear VOICE of the Lord Jesus Christ in the holy Scriptures, because they WERE NOT OF THE TRUTH...

John 18:37, “Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

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