William G Burmer
Ever wonder how anyone, even a politician, can live with themselves telling lies, half truths, re-writing or manipulating history to suite their personal view of the World? It is done with such regularity, as we are aware; the lie is becoming the “New Truth.” My greatest concern is for our youth, our children, Grandchildren and Great Grand Children. I have secured a small library for them in my office beginning with Sacred Scripture, and have encouraged them to read from it at their leisure.
Certain People’s hearts appear to have become cold, unfeeling, and indifferent about Truth. Even one in my own family has declared that “your truth is not my truth,” Frankly such a declaration disgusts me to the very core. The blame remains squarely upon his parents and a deteriorating educational system of the last 40 years.
Simple logic should seem sufficient to declare that Truth is synonymous with accurate knowledge or a product of it. Without Knowledge, truth may not be found. This throws the burden of discovering truth upon the individual. Herein lies another important element in mans quest for truth, that is, Agency. With this element a man is free to search to study, read, criticize, analyze and debate. Agency allows the mind and intellect to indulge the idea that there is a power greater than self. Where mans Spirit and his God lifts his soul to a higher place of understanding and agreement. A place as declared by our Savior where “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32
The real value of truth comes from that of compelling us to give up untruths. This is one of the most difficult things for most people to achieve. A man will say almost anything, give reasons and excuse to infinity before he will declare “I was wrong, or I was in error.” Our Savior Jesus Christ declared . . . “If the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is the darkness.” We each have a need to humble ourselves, to change our minds, to demand the exit of an old truth long cherished for a new or greater truth so that we might progress further than we previously believed possible.
It is not easy for men to give up their vanities, to overcome their preconceived notions, and surrender themselves, heart and soul to the will of God. In as much as we know, to spite their individual and or collective human foibles, our founders created for us a Great Nation predicated upon Gods Laws. If we will but learn, line upon line, precept upon precept, truth, and walk in its light we shall be free from the errors of men and of their secret crafts. Thus, all mankind, especially our leaders might learn to walk above suspicion, above wrong of every description. Without question our Nation and its people will be approved of God and He will bless us, and He will cause us to prosper and flourish in this great land we love to call America.