I'm coming to the realization that there has never been a more important time to know the truth than this blip in time. It's ironic because we were forewarned in the Bible way back in 2nd Timothy....
"For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths."-2 Timothy 4:3-4
Doesn't that sum up society today? News organizations spinning the events of our time, politicians twisting the truth to fit their agenda, even people with the title "Reverend," distorting the Bible so their message fits the cause. This is the reason we need to know what we believe, and why we believe it. Otherwise we become the deceived sheep 2 Timothy was describing.
So where does one find the truth? Well I for one look to the teachings of the Bible. Like anything in society today it has it's critics and those who scoff, but the Bible was as they say, why are it's predictions accurate? Is there a better way to live than to follow the Ten Commandments? When I find a critic, and you usually don't have to look far, I always ask them; which one of those ten turned you away? Then the show begins, a free song and dance avoiding the subject. it's a great form of entertainment! But when you hold their feet to the fire, as God will, they have to admit those ten guidelines are outstanding principles on which to live.
It's important today to find and live the truth. The example we set has an impact on others, and we were put here with just that purpose, to serve others!