ELUSIVE CERTAINTY 2021
To be absolutely certain about anything in this life, is difficult, to say the least.
I’ve been taking an interest in the political news of the USA. I am not an American, and I am generally not interested in politics per se, but I am interested in truth.
There is contention over the results of the Presidential election. And the perceived evidence of fraud in the minds of thousands of Americans is plainly manifest.
As far as I can determine – the mainstream media either ignore or play down all the conclusions the many Republican followers are convinced of.
That there is fraudulent balloting as in computers set to favour one candidate over the other, is hard to prove. Especially if the forensic examination of the machines is not permitted or ordered by the governing powers that be.
So until there is certain proof of all the claims that are being made regarding fraudulence – we are left with uncertainty.
Even though the many ways fraudulence can take place (as itemised by affidavit testimony etc.) is proclaimed until investigation and proper and thorough examination takes place – we have in the meantime – uncertainty.
Life is full of uncertainty.
John the Baptist is an example of a follower of Christ, who when faced with his imminent demise at the hands of a foolish king – entered into uncertainty. (Matthew 11/2-4)
Our human make-up, our human condition, is fickle. Strong today, weak tomorrow. Beset with uncertainty and doubt.
But there is a difference in human beings who live in similar ‘bodies of death’ as Paul the Apostle describes them. (Romans 7/24).
He for one, had a certainty of faith to his dying day, as described below:
2 Timothy 4:6-8
6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.
The difference between human beings, when faced with the uncertainty we are all subject to – is our response to it – How we face or deal with uncertainty.
The human mind can change – and does change every moment of the day.
Many when offered the Christian gospel message – will listen for a short time and then change their minds and get on with what is at hand – entering back into uncertainty and holding to it, as a reason for making no response to Christ’s claims. The bible calls this unbelief.
The Christian believer, when similarly beset with uncertainty of whatever kind – knows deep within what is taking place.
It is what the scripture describes as ‘the trial of our faith’.
1 Peter 1:7
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
When doubt enters the changeable mind – it is time to:
1 Thessalonians 5:
21 Test all things; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil.
We hold fast to what we are convinced is truth. God has proven it to be so through the word of truth (the Bible) and through the spiritual experience we have had in encountering Christ. This is the truth we have been convinced of in our past experience, and biblically, will not change.
John the Baptist was sent a specific word from Jesus, telling him how to respond to his doubts:
Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them.
Uncertainty can precede believing a lie, or believing the truth.
For example what do you believe – was the election fraudulent – or was it honourably executed?
My topic is not the election – my topic is truth and certainty/uncertainty.
How many things are you uncertain about? How many things are you sure about? Maybe we should make a two column list?
One thing is for sure – there is truth and there are lies.
Here is how to find the truth – it may take some time!
Matthew 7/ KJV:
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.