Lessons from The Kavanaugh/Ford Controversy
“He did it!” she said under oath. “I didn’t!” He fired back under oath. The fact is: both can’t be right. Somewhere, the TRUTH EXISTS about what really happened 36 years ago. Hopefully, the FBI investigation will uncover it. Without wading into partisan politics, I want to stress to all of my readers that this whole controversy (if you are watching it) is a lesson revealing that truth isn’t relative, as so many mistakenly claim today. That’s is an illusion. The fact is that truth does exist. “What is truth?” Pontius Pilate asked Jesus Christ (John 18:38) during His trial. This was a great question, but then HE WALKED AWAY from THE ONE WHO IS THE TRUTH. Let’s be careful. Let’s not make the same mistake of claiming to be looking for truth today, but then avoiding it when God shows it to our consciences. Jesus Christ is the truth (John 14:6). God’s Word is truth (John 17:17). The Holy Spirit is “the Spirit of truth” (John 16:13). His law is the truth (Ps. 119:142). In this time of raging controversy, may God help us not to be deceived away from Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit, His Word, and His Law.
There’s another lesson I want to stress, especially for “the remnant” people of God who who seek to “keep the commandments of God” and hold to “the testimony of Jesus Christ” (Revelation 12:17). During earth’s final crisis (see Revelation 13:16,17; 18:1-4), the world’s spotlight will be on us. I hope we realize that. At that time, make no mistake about it: we will be fully investigated. Every position we hold, every doctrine, and every life practice will be scrutinized. Every slander and false accusation will also be thrown against us, as were heaped upon our Master, Jesus Christ. Yet Jesus was innocent and blameless. All accusations were false. In that storm, the Father stood by His Son. And after Jesus died, God raised Him triumphantly from the dead (Matthew 28:1-8).
What about us? Now is the time to confess every sin. Now is the time to make sure we have no skeletons in our closets that might be revealed under intense investigation. By God’s grace, we must “become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world” (Phil. 2:15).
Brother’s and sisters, it’s time to pray, to humble ourselves, to meditate much on God’s Word, to seek Jesus earnestly, and to trust Him fully.
Let’s learn these lessons from The Kavanaugh/Ford Controversy.
Let’s get ready for the coming storm.