There’s a world of difference between what is true and what is truth

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There’s a world of difference between what is true and what is truth. For example, it may be true that a man has an anger problem, but the truth is he is a new creation in Christ. Speaking the truth in love is not about speaking to the old, it’s about speaking to the new. It’s about saying, “You don’t have to do that because THIS is who you are.” It’s not about calling people out on their stuff; it’s about calling people up to who they are. That’s what real accountability is.

(from The Overcoming Life 1: Undermining The Enemy)

Graham Cooke

4 thoughts on “There’s a world of difference between what is true and what is truth

      • The Bible says when we accept Jesus as our Savior He baptized us in the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit indwells us and we become new creations. Everything about us is new and the old person with all it’s anger issues and hate has been nailed to the cross. The Apostle Paul says we must consider ourselves dead to sin but alive to God. This is the born again experience. Jesus said unless you are born again you cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven. So, yes, we still have it inner turmoil and reactions that feel a lot like being the same person we always were but the truth is we are not and God calls us to act like who he says we are: God’s beloved children, forgiven, clean, whole, Ambassadors of His Kingdom, Priests anointed to serve Him, warriors to fight the enemy and rescue the people trapped by sin and suffering, healers, reconcilers, forgivers and so much more. So it is true we look and feel the same but the truth is we are not the same and we are called by God to behave like who He says we are: put to death the deeds of the flesh and walk with in our calling. I am a nurse and when I graduated and started my first job it’s didn’t feel like me wearing the uniform but I had to put aside who I am outside my profession and think and act like a nurse. Did I help you with this answer?

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