Daily Bible Reading for Thursday, February 22nd:

How a Little White Lie is Not Little or White

Christ before Caiaphas - ca. 1630 - Matthias Stom (fl. 1615–1649)

Christ before Caiaphas – ca. 1630 – Matthias Stom (fl. 1615–1649)

After an entire night of searching, they finally found a witness willing to make one lame statement.

“This man said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to rebuild it in three days.'” – Matthew 26:61

Those who wish to discredit God’s word have been working tirelessly since that day to finish the job the Jews started. The witnesses who came forward with this distorted version of Jesus’ words were just the beginning.

Century after century, God’s word still stands even after continuous attacks by those who desired to either control it or destroy it. Attacks like the witnesses made against Jesus require some basic ingredients to succeed:

  • Someone willing to lie
  • Someone willing to believe a lie
  • No one willing or able to challenge the lie

This is how social issues that are outside of Christian moral standards are becoming commonplace. Some are even making their way into the church!

It is easy to find people on any given day who are distorting God’s word to serve their agenda. As Bible scholars, we not only need to know the word well, we have to be willing to stand up for it.


About Butch Adams

In addition to writing this blog and contributing elsewhere, I have served as elder and deacon in the various places I have worshiped. In these duties, I have concentrated my attention on the area of education - both in outreach to seekers through the Internet and inside the congregations for ongoing Bible scholarship. Comments and thoughts about referenced material in the article above are Copyright 2018 by Butch Adams . Any referenced material belongs to its owners and every attempt has been made to use it according to their wishes.

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