TRUTH IS NOT RELATIVE, NOT PROPRIETRY OR PARTISAN: IT IS LIFE
For some time we have been used to politicians and others striving to prolong vested interests using ‘spin.’ Things that happen or are imagined to happen in the future are construed and spoken of in a biased way that varies from a mere difference in perspective to institutionalised lying.
In the so called secular sphere truth is found in the accumulation of evidence and in a sound and proper interpretation of the implications. This applies also in theology. In the things of the Spirit, truth is not found in the epistemology of the knowledge of good and evil. It is found in union with God. In the new covenant – our post cross life we have been given oneness with God. Truth is now perceived in union with Christ. In Him we have been made one with the Way, the Truth and the Life. We share in the light of God and His life.
This kind of truth is not just information or knowledge. It’s better described as a function of our oneness with God. The oneness that we have when the tree of knowledge has been supplanted by the tree of life that we eat – which is Christ.
In Adam and in Moses we are in the law – which means we are still in the knowledge of good and evil in separation from God with all the death and dull perception that connotes.
THE KNOWLEDGE OF KNOWLEDGE
We have a different epistemology in union with Christ. We walk in the light and we become the light. We take on this state of being because Christ is our life and our light. We grow into becoming who He is in the undoing of Adam and the taking on of Christ.
MONOPOLY OF CHRIST YOUR LIGHT
We can do religion in the law but we cannot do spirit and life in the law – not until we stop eating the fruit of the knowledge tree and eat Christ. He said, ‘Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me’ John’ 6.57 NIV. The reason we see as Christ does when He is our life is because we are one substance with Christ as the Lord’s Table indicates.
Spiritual discernment comes by the Spirit of Revelation and wisdom. God’s truth is not information and never a function of the knowledge of good and evil. God’s truth as in ‘original truth’ is God, meaning the trinity. The manifestation of that truth among human beings is Jesus Christ and those for whom Jesus is life. This truth has nothing to do with law and everything to do with relationship – meaning the incarnation and Christ in you.
The pure in heart see God and reveal God to the hungry. There are people integrity and honour who are not intellectually lazy or sold out to vested interests. They have one husband and are not confused by divided loyalties. They speak the truth in love because truth is love whether we are Believers or otherwise. Truth is life.
‘In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind’ John 1.4 NIV.