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Defeating the Enemy in your Life
14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist. . ." (NIV)
Notice the words "Stand Firm. . .belt. . .buckled"
Don't let anyone steal truth from you or lead you into believing a lie!
That will bring you defeat!
Become a person that seeks the truth in all things!
To live victoriously in our Christian life it is essential so that our lives are built on a foundation of truth in every way.
Truth is Integrity!
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
Illus. Walt Disney's hit animated movie "Pocahontas" is an entertaining film, but not historically accurate. According to history, John Rolf converted Pocahontas to Christ and saved her from paganism. In the movie, however, Pocahontas teaches John Smith to revere the earth as the source of all good things, and to feel the spirits moving among the trees. In this way, young minds are slyly indoctrinated with the propaganda of multiculturalism and the New Age philosophy, which claims that one religion is just as good as another. Paul wrote in Romans 1:25, "They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised."—Bob Russell, North American Christian Convention, July 16, 1995
The tombstone in the cemetery read: HERE LIES A LAWYER AND AN HONEST MAN. Upon seeing the sign, the visitor to the cemetery said, "Times must be bad. I see they're putting them two in a grave."
We even change words to make untruths seem appealing.
In The New Doublespeak: Why No One Knows What Anyone's Saying Anymore, author William Lutz defines a few of the more creative doublespeak terms currently in vogue:
-Meaningful downturn in aggregate output (recession)
-After-sales service (kickback)
-Resource development park (trash dump)
-Temporarily displaced inventory (stole ...
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