Friday, March 24, 2017

“Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say”

Years ago that was a politically incorrect way of saying, “Tell the truth. Don’t twist the facts, don’t leave out anything important and don’t add anything to change what is true.” Today, however, truth is undergoing a transformation. It used to be that people understood the difference between gravity truth (those truths which apply to everybody equally – like gravity) and pizza truth (those truths which are based on peoples’ personal likes and dislikes – such as pizza). At the present, it seems that almost everything is now sliding into the category of “pizza truth”. What that means is everybody gets to decide for him or herself what is true. But that becomes very complicated when people have to work together to achieve some type of task. If everybody is operating on their own interpretation of what is true, agreement over even the smallest detail is going to be complicated.

Many years ago the man who condemned Jesus Christ to be executed on a cross asked the question we, as a society, are struggling with, “What is truth?”  That question leads to dozens more:

            “What is the truth about good and evil?
            What is the truth about how I should live?
            What is the truth concerning the way I should treat other people?
            What is the truth about what happens after death?”

If Pontius Pilate was confused about truth, Jesus Christ sheds a laser-like beam on the subject. He said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” Jesus said what he meant and meant what he said. And his physical resurrection from the dead gives him a credibility no one else in human history has.

If you are in search of the truth, join us for one of our weekend services.

Saturday evening worship: 6:00 pm

Sunday morning worship: 10:00 am

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.