Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ways Sinners Fight the Truth

John Frame describes the ways sinners fight against the truth. He warns that we "should not fall into the trap of assuming that all sinners always use the same strategy."

1. Simply deny the truth.
2. They ignore the truth.
3. They psychologically repress the truth.
4. They acknowledge the truth with their lips but deny it in deed.
5. Put the truth in a misleading context.
6. Use the truth to oppose God.

It is worthwhile to ask, as we confront unbelievers, which method they are using to fight against the truth.  Our evangelism and defense of  the Gospel could be more effective if we are accurate in our diagnosis.

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Let the saints be joyful in glory, let them sing aloud on their beds, let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hand, to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples; to bind the kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron. Psalm 149:5-8