As we come to what some individuals and corporations are celebrating as “Pride Month”, let’s be careful.
Let’s be careful to walk in truth, as defined by the Bible. Let’s understand there is no “my truth” and “your truth.”
Let’s understand the danger of the popular phrase -“I’m so happy you found your truth”.
These words should never be spoken from the mouth of a Christian.
Truth is not relative.
God forbid that we tell anyone, anywhere, about any subject, that they can find their own personal truth.
But that’s just what I’m seeing, and especially among young adults—even young adults who have sat in church all their lives.
I recently observed a confused young man proclaim his new-found “identity” on social media. The lifestyle he was proclaiming to be so happy about is clearly called sin by God in His Word.
But then, I read comment after comment from young adults who had grown up in Christian families, who pack the pews on Sunday and the coffee house church socials, telling this confused soul that they were “happy he had found his truth.”
God forbid that, in our haste to love others, we encourage what God calls sin!
As one young woman I know put it, “we are loving them right to Hell”. And she’s right!
There is no “your truth” to be found. There is God’s truth. His way. Every other way is the way of destruction.
Those who walk in disobedience will never find peace!
In fact, God will give them over to their debased minds. And listen, NOT ONLY THEM, not only those who practice such things, but the Bible also says those who APPROVE of those who practice such things will be given over to debased minds! (Read Rom 1:28-32).
Let me be clear, if we approve and encourage others in their sin by telling them we are happy that they found their truth, we should be warned that God will not be mocked and will give us over to our debased minds.
We should understand we are just like the false prophets who “strengthen the hands of the evildoers, so that no one turns back from his wickedness” (Jer 23:10).
When you say to someone, “I’m so happy you found your truth”, you are effectively a false prophet, like Jeremiah warns about, who “to everyone who walks according to the dictates of his own heart they say, “No evil shall come upon you.” (Jer 23:17)
God, Himself, says He stands against such false prophets. They are misleading liars.
For those who think they know the Lord and speak for Him should be especially warned. God says, “he who speaks My word, let him speak my word faithfully.” (Jer 23:28)
God does not take lightly those who “pervert the words of the living God” (Jer 23:26).
So let’s all prayerfully, carefully choose our words. And woe to those who encourage and approve of those who practice such things that God calls sin.
Let’s proclaim truth -God’s truth! Let’s not be ashamed of the gospel for it is the only truth that sets men free and where peace, hope and joy can be found!
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” (Rom 1:16-17)
Let’s beware! Let’s understand young people (and all of us!), when we say someone can find their “own truth” we are not glorifying God and, in fact, are suppressing truth! We are futile in our own thoughts and our foolish hearts are darkened—
“Against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man; and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.” (Rom 1:18-23)