Truth matters to God, as we shall see.
Jesus Christ said this exact quote, “I tell you the truth”, almost 80 times! So truth matters!
When praying to the Father, He said, ” Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” (John 17:17)
And this, “Yet a time is coming AND HAS NOW COME when the TRUE WORSHIPERS will worship the Father IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH, for THEY ARE THE KIND OF WORSHIPERS THE FATHER SEEKS.” (John 4:23)
So obviously, Truth IS PARAMOUNT to God. Truth matters!
And for THE ENEMIES of the Truth, which, in the first place, can’t be attained without either Wisdom or Knowledge- or most importantly, without God’s Holy Spirit, Paul has this warning for them:
2 Thessalonians 2:9 – The coming of THE LAWLESS ONE will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders,
2 Thessalonians 2:10 – and in every sort of evil that deceives those WHO ARE PERISHING. They perish BECAUSE THEY REFUSE TO LOVE THE TRUTH and so be saved.
2 Thessalonians 2:11 – FOR THIS REASON (For REFUSING to Love the Truth) God sends them a powerful delusion so that THEY WILL BELIEVE THE LIE
2 Thessalonians 2:12 – and so that all will be condemned WHO HAVE NOT BELIEVED THE TRUTH but have delighted in wickedness (Lawlessness).
Obviously, truth matters to God.
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And finally, speaking of the LAWLESS One and those WHO ARE being influenced by him on two major fronts… having no genuine Love for the Truth and teaching eradication of God’s Law… Peter warns us to BE ON OUR GUARD for them and of the DECEPTION of LAWLESSNESS they spread:
2 Peter 3:16 – He (Paul) speaks about this subject in all his letters. Some things in them are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort to their own destruction, as they do the rest of the Scriptures.
2 Peter 3:17 – And so, dear friends, since you already know these things, CONTINUALLY BE ON YOUR GUARD not to be carried away BY THE DECEPTION OF LAWLESS PEOPLE, lest you fall from your secure position.
So in the eyes of God, TRUTH MATTERS! It’s only in the eyes of fools who think they’ve been adorned with Wisdom, that it doesn’t.