The one thing today's society wants the church to give up is the truth. They may like the ways we help others in times of need. They may like the ways we love each other. They may like the ways we make sacrifices to assist the less fortunate or the ways we step up when there is a disaster. But they don't like when we stand on a Truth that is contrary to their lifestyle. Many churches have let go of the truth in order to accommodate the sins we all commit. Churches who claim to be reaching out in love have forgotten that "love rejoices in the truth." (I Cor. 13:6) We have called right, wrong and wrong, right. We have called evil things good, and good things evil. We have been deceived and taken the bait. We must return to the truth.
In the words of Pontius Pilate, "what is truth?", where do we find it. Jesus says, God's Word is Truth (John 17:17). He says, "I am the Truth." (John 14:6). We will either embrace the Truth or be broken against it.
Stand on the truth, people need it. It sets them free. Our arms have to be wide open ready to embrace those who have been broken as a result of lies. Sin causes hurt. People are hurt by others who have rejected truth. People are hurt when they have broken themselves against the truth. Sin destroys, but we have a Savior who saves and restores. He loves and cares and came to rescue us from the lies we believe.