"What Is Truth?"

Hey folks,

     Just wanted to let you know that there will be a full page color ad in the Birmingham News and Huntsville Times this Sunday, August 27th, that will be headlined, "What Is Truth?"  So pick up a copy of either paper and let me know what you think. 

     This is the first of a series of 12 monthly ads in those papers that are part of an evangelization campaign being conducted by the Bible Christian Society in this diocese.  There are online advertisements and directed email blasts that are also part of the campaign.  There will also be some television advertising (and maybe radio) in the months ahead.

     This first ad, though, will not be what I submitted for publication.  Parts of it were censored by the folks at Alabama Media Group - the corporation that owns the newspapers as well as AL.com.  If you want to read the story about them censoring the ad, you can find that in my latest newsletter, here: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/newsletter/394-what-is-truth

     Even so, I went ahead with the ad and I believe it will accomplish at least part of what I was hoping to do.  Please look for the ad this Sunday.  But, I wanted you to see the full version so you can see how the media is determining what truth is or is not fit for print.  So, below is the content of the ad as I submitted it, so you can see what was censored and compare it to what is being published.  (It's not laid out as nice as it will be in the paper.) 

     If you have a local talk radio program that you listen to, and maybe even call into from time-to-time, please call them on the air and let them know about the ad and about how it was censored by the media.  I am hoping that this will bring even more attention to the series of ads that will be running for the next 12 months.  And, if any radio stations want to do some follow-up with me, let me know and I will be happy to talk to them. 

     It's all about getting the word out and planting those seeds...


[Advertisement for the Birmingham News/Huntsville Times - August 27, 2017]


  “What Is Truth?”  
             Pontius Pilate, 33 A.D. (John 18:38)  


     Pontius Pilate asked that question in response to Jesus saying He had come to “bear witness to the truth.”  People in our country, in our society, are still asking that same question today: “What is truth?”  

     In fact, people have been asking that same question for the last 2000 years.  There is, of course, absolutely no problem with asking the question. Rather, the problem is that too few people today care enough about the answer to even bother asking the question, much less make the effort to find the answer.  Not enough people are seeking the truth, the whole truth.  Either they don’t care about truth, or they deny that there is such a thing as truth, or they just flat out hate the truth.

[Censored] {Quote/Box: “There is no such thing as truth, either in the moral or in the scientific sense.” Adolf Hitler}

{Quote/Box: “People hate the truth for the sake of whatever it is they love more than the truth.  They love truth when it shines warmly on them, and hate it when it rebukes them.”  St. Augustine}


     This is especially true when it comes to moral and religious truth.  Moral absolutes are denied and rejected.  Morality is said to be purely subjective and entirely dependent upon what any given individual “feels” is right or wrong.  The Ten Commandments no longer hold sway as objective moral standards, they have been replaced by one’s purely subjective feelings.  


[Censored] {Box/Headline: If Kaitlyn (Bruce) Jenner “feels” that “she” is really a woman, does that make it true?}

[Censored] {Consider: If Kaitlyn (Bruce) Jenner were to commit a crime, and suffered a cut during the commission of that crime, when the crime lab analyzed the blood found at the crime scene, will they determine that the suspect they are looking for is a man, or a woman?}


[Censored]  {Box/Headline: If there are no moral absolutes, then was Hitler right?}
[Censored]  {In other words, if morality depends on one’s feelings, or on what a particular group of people arbitrarily decides morality should be, then how can you say Hitler was wrong, when he did what his “feelings” told him was the right thing to do?}


     And the religious beliefs of many are now no longer based on ancient truths and teachings, rather they are bound only by each individual’s imagination and, within Christianity, man-made traditions and each person’s private interpretation of the Bible .  A new interpretation - a new belief.  A new belief - quite possibly even a whole new denomination.  Who’s right...who’s wrong?  What is the truth?  Who decides?

     In the coming months, we’ll be looking at religious truth within Christianity by touching on some of the following topics:

Did Jesus start a church?                                          Is Purgatory in the Bible?    

Where did the Bible come from?                               Did Jesus have brothers and sisters?

Who is going to be left behind?                                Salvation...by faith alone?

Sola Scriptura (the Bible alone)...it is biblical?          Can any man claim to be infallible?


Stay tuned...            

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