Q: How many of you have ever been lied to? (pernah dibohongin atau ditipu) By who? About what? How did you feel? What did you do? What’s the outcome? Any lesson learn?
Today we’re kicking off The Truth Project. What is it? Only 9% of Christians have biblical worldview. No difference between believers and non-believers. Objective: To learn about and the importance of having and living a biblical or Christian worldview in our daily life.
Whatever you watch, you listen, read, it will go through the filter of your worldview, whether it’s biblical or not. Ex: darrell’s comments about mother nature. Because of my biblical worldview, I didn’t accept that cause I believe it’s God
At the end of this project, the underlying question we want to be able to answer is: Do you really believe what you believe is Real? (Repeat 3 times) Some of us have been Christians since birth. Have been in church since little. Q: Why did you come to church? Q: Why did you become a Christian? Many people becamse Christians because of want to get SAVED, HEALED, BLESSED, SUCCESS, etc = GOOD BUT If those are the ONLY reason/foundation when those things hasn’t happen or won’t happen then WHAT? LOSING and ABANDON your FAITH? Many Christians looking for COMFORT, & HAPPINESS. Kalo sampe hidupnya ga Comfortable or Happy there must be something wrong with me or with GOD. Not that it’s wrong.
Trials, tribulations, sickness, challenges, problems! Don’t believe: Paul (author of 75% NT) never got healed, Job lost virtually EVERYTHING, Joseph was gonna be murdered, sold instead, became slave, di fitnah, dipenjara. Di bible has so many reference to show how sometimes God allows suffering and ga ngasih material blessing, kesembuhan, sukses, etc. So then what, do you still believe in what you believe as Christians? Ex personal experience (jobless 1 yr, 50% prev income, baby rash, tenants not paying rent for 5months). God what happened to always increase and not decrease, the head and not the tail. Please don’t get me wrong, I’m not asking for your pity or symphaty or anything. Praise God till today we are still able to pay our bills and our mortgage including our inv prop di OC. Ga pernah default. (Puji Tuhan gaji lebih kecil tapi dikasih istri yg baik yg ga jadi merasa lebih tinggi). But my point if those things don’t happen then what? Stop following and worshipping Jesus? Charismatic vs GKI. Charismatic - spiritual experience, GKI - knowledge of the bible
If the foundation of our faith in Christ only rely on experience ALONE (spiritually or physically = comfort, happiness), we will surely be DECEIVED by the devil. Makanya elo bisa bilang kegereja tiap minggu, kecg tiap jumat, melayani tiap minggu, tapi kalo ga punya this knowledge of Truth you will be deceived.
We’ve heard the truth shall set you free (John 8:32). Ex: marvella, tell me the truth because the truth shall set you free. She’s referring to facts not the Truth. A lot of people mistake facts and Truth. Due to political correctness, the dictionary meaning of Truth has changed and often confused people between facts and truth. Do you gay means happy? Do you know what cute means? UGLY but ADORABLE. Then What is truth?
Ill: somebody who is working for the FBI to detect counterfeit money was asked, there are so many different kind, different method of counterfeiting money. How can you learn about all of them? There’s just too many? Answer: I don’t have to learn all the counterfeit ones. I only need to make sure I know inside out the real one in order to detect counterfeit money.
When Pontius Pilate asked “What is Truth?”, the Truth was on the trial. He thinks Truth is only a “what” but not realizing truth is also a “Who.” The truth is on trial. You’re on trial because somebody accuse you of being or doing something. Kamu pencuri, pemerkosa, perampok, Law of gravity Mathematical principles: 1 + 1 = 2 , not 3, 5, 11 Yg baru masuk USC try tell your professor, 1 + 1 = 11, dari mana college nya SMC pantes masuk USC Univ of second chance
What you think is right might not be right for me? Hitler 6 millions, saddam killed 3 million kurdishtan, punch orang ambil dompet orang It’s ok: To steal if you are hungry (Katrina, Americans bisa jadi looters juga loh not only indo) To cheat your taxes, the government is corrupt anyway To cheat on your exams, everybody is doing it even the teachers know it but didn’t do anything about it. To have premarital sex because everybody is doing it, as long as we both mutually agree I’m not raping anybody To have sex with multiple partners, threesome, same sex person as long as we like it and we love each other It’s ok to cheat your spouse and commit adultery with somebody else’s wife. The husband didn’t treat her right anyway. Holywood celebs does it, Jon and Kate did it � . Ex: widy These are the lies given by the devil, remember he is the father of all lies, in him there is no truth. In the end he wants everybody to perish with him together in hell. It is very important for Christians to have biblical worldview. Otherwise, why do we become a Christian if we have the same worldview as the non-Christians.
Do you really believe what you believe is Real? If you don’t know the Truth through personal encounter and His Word, you will be deceived, you may come to the pointe of losing your faith and abandon your Christian walk. If we think that the foundation of our faith is only to get saved, to get healed, to get blessings, boy how we will surely be deceived by the devil, the father of lies. Do you know that God allows suffering so that kita makin kenal Tuhan. Ayub 42, dulu dari kata orang saya tapi skrg dia melihat Tuhan
Worldview <ul><li>What is a worldview ? </li></ul><ul><li>The way we see the world around us. </li></ul><ul><li>The set of basic assumptions to help us make sense of reality. </li></ul><ul><li>Our worldview affects our actions, the choices we’re making, our thinking process, and our behaviors. </li></ul><ul><li>Everybody has a world view biblical or not. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Do you really believe what you believe is Real ? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Do you know that God allows SUFFERING? </li></ul>
We need both spiritual experience and knowledge of the Word! <ul><li>2 Thes 2: 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan , with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth , that they might be saved . 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. </li></ul>
We need both spiritual experience and knowledge of the Word! <ul><li>Luke 10:27 He answered: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind . Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. </li></ul>
Why did Jesus come to this world? <ul><li>John 18: 37 </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus responded, “You say I am a king. Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth . All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.” </li></ul>
What is TRUTH? <ul><li>Pilate’s question when Jesus was on trial. </li></ul><ul><li>Facts and Truth are different ! </li></ul><ul><li>Merriam-Webster: the body of real things, events, and facts; a judgment, proposition, or idea that is true or accepted as true </li></ul><ul><li>Noah Webster 1828 dictionary: Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been, or shall be. We rely upon the truth of the scriptural prophecies. </li></ul>
What is TRUTH? <ul><li>Jesus is Truth </li></ul><ul><li>John 14:6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus’ Word is Truth </li></ul><ul><li>John 17:17 Thy Word is truth </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus said “I tell you the truth” 79 times (NIV) </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus is the Word, Word is truth, Jesus is Truth </li></ul><ul><li>John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning </li></ul>
Why is it important to know the Truth? <ul><li>Matthew 24:4 Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. 5For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ, and will deceive many. </li></ul><ul><li>John 8:44 You belong to your father, the devil , and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies , he speaks his native language , for he is a liar and the father of lies . </li></ul>
The Truth is on Trial! <ul><li>RELATIVISM </li></ul><ul><li>No absolute truth </li></ul><ul><li>No sense of right or wrong </li></ul>
The Truth is on Trial! <ul><li>2. SUBJECTIVISM </li></ul><ul><li>I am the subject </li></ul><ul><li>I have the right to determine what is right and wrong </li></ul><ul><li>I am not submitting my judgement to any authority oustide of myself including God </li></ul><ul><li>Fave word “DO NOT judge me!” </li></ul>
<ul><li>Do you really believe what you believe is Real ? </li></ul>