Truth Suppression

November 21, 2019 at 10:02 AM 2 comments

In the very first chapter of Romans, the apostle Paul discusses the reality of what people do who are not authentic Christians. Essentially, they suppress the truth in either how they live or what they say.

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. (Romans 1:18 ESV)

Paul is referring to people who live unrighteous lives and by so doing, suppress truth.

We see this in so many areas of society. We have the constant chatter about “climate change,” which decades ago, was “acid rain,” then changed to “global warming” and when that didn’t work because the world was experiencing major cold weather, it became “climate change.” The proponents of such myths trot out scientists who attempt to verify that “climate change” is destroying the world and we have mere years if we do nothing. The scientists who disagree with this notion are normally panned, ignored or both.

In essence, many believe that the “climate change” push is nothing more than a form of Hegelian Dialectic. This is where the government or those in power (globalists/elite), have something they want to achieve and in order to do it, create situations in society in order to bring about their desired change. Ultimately, it all boils down to their desire to control society to the nth degree. This is the basic aspect of the Communist Manifesto. It is to corral society into control.

But we also see this in the overall political realm. The current impeachment circus is a case in point, though it is clearly backfiring on the House Democrats. In this circus, Rep. Adam Schiff is the Chair of that Intelligence Committee. He is constantly changing the rules, interrupting Republicans and telling witnesses not only what they do not have to answer, but in some cases, how they should answer. It’s not about bipartisanship. It’s about totalitarianism and fascism.

As we’ve seen, because of the impeachment inquiry, what has come out is twofold: 1) President Trump did absolutely nothing wrong, and 2) Joe Biden stepped in for his son, Hunter, while Joe was Vice President of the United States and literally demanded a Quid Pro Quo of Ukraine, which he got. This is on video and cannot be denied, so it is dutifully ignored by the Left including the mainstream media (MSM).

What we see going on regarding this impeachment process is a form of truth suppression and it will continue until they have nothing left. Unfortunately, we can also see the type of person who chooses to believe what Adam Schiff and the House Democrats are trying to sell. They have deliberately chosen to suppress truth for their agenda. This is exactly what Paul talks about and includes in his opening statements of Romans.

However, there’s more to it than what is happening within the social or political realms. We are also seeing this same type of truth suppression happening within Christendom. Today, there is this huge push to mitigate against the sexual sins that Paul speaks of so clearly in Romans and elsewhere.

Because of humanity’s constant desire to suppress truth (through sin), God eventually gives people over to their sinful desires (vv 24-25). Because of this, notice what happens afterwards.

For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. (Romans 1:27-28 ESV)

I don’t think Paul could have made it any more clear without going into more graphic detail. Woman lusted after women. Men lusted after men, giving “up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another.” What does that sound like to you? Clearly, Paul is referring to lesbian and homosexual relationships. “Shameless acts” here refers to the way men (or women) have sexual relations with one another. It is unseemingly and shameful. It is awkward and not the way God intended for men and women to relate. Yet, it occurs because people suppress the truth. They suppress the truth because they want to throw off God’s chains (Psalm 2) and live their way. The problem – as Paul also points out – is that there is a serious price to pay for such suppression.

Sickness and death caused by viruses like HIV (which started off as Gay Immuno Disease or GAD), takes its toll. Over time of course, HIV began to spread through used and infected needles by addicts. This also proves the point because people who first, give themselves over to an addiction, and second, are then taken over by that same addiction, are guilty of suppressing the truth as well. You cannot be an addict to dangerous drugs and never have to pay a price for that addiction.

Another area that has grown out of the Truth Suppression movement has to do with women in the pastorate. The same apostle Paul who wrote the book of Romans also wrote books to Timothy and Titus where he clearly discusses the fact that women are not to be in leadership roles over men in any church congregation. It’s extremely clear except to those who prefer to suppress the truth.

I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. (1 Timothy 2:12 ESV)

In fact, Paul not only makes the above statement, but supports it with other facts, essentially telling us why women are not allowed to have authority over men.

For Adam was formed first, and then Eve. And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman who was deceived and fell into transgression. (1 Timothy 2:13-14 ESV)

Paul is very clear in the above statement. He says the reason women should not have authority over men is because Adam was created first and Eve was the one who was deceived. These statements have nothing to do with a cultural perspective and everything to do with God’s created order.

Does this mean that men are somehow better than women? Absolutely not. Is the President of the United States better than any other person in the United States? Not at all. The president simply has more authority and power because of that particular role. Men and women are perfectly equal in God’s eyes. There is not a bit of difference in standing. There is however, a difference in the roles that both men and women play in society and in the family.

The Left (including those Leftists who call themselves Christian), suppress the truth by stating that Paul’s admonition about women was solely cultural and therefore does not apply to today’s society. We’ve “outgrown” it and need to get with the program.

When I was in the Charismatic Movement, women in “pastoral” positions were not unheard of and in fact, often during meetings, women were by and large the ones to stand up and give some type of “prophetic” speech to the rest of the congregation. Aimee Semple MacPherson who basically started the Four Square movement within the Charismatic Movement is thought by many to have been used by God. The problem is that her teaching as well as her vaunted position were at odds with Scripture.

Everywhere we look, suppression of the truth is ongoing. The LGBTQ community attacks anyone who does not agree with them. Too often, people or groups end up caving into their demands, which only emboldens them, causing them to press the attack more. This may be the case with Chick-Fil-A and their recent decision to no longer donate to groups like The Salvation Army because they do not support the Gay community. Chick-Fil-A says that they had their two-year run donating to Salvation Army and others and now that’s over simply because it ended.

Their statement is suspect. If they actually had a two-year run and it was only supposed to be two years, then why announce it? Why not simply let it come to an end? If Chick-Fil-A ended their donations because of pressure by the LGBTQ community, they may have thought that the same LGBTQ groups would lay off and go away. But of course, that’s not how it works. Now the LGBTQ is pressing even harder, demanding that Chick-Fil-A make it even more palatable for gays and lesbians who work for them.

The lesson here is that if you give the LGBTQ an inch, they will demand a foot, then a yard, then a mile. They suppress the truth and want everyone else to do the same. If we give in at all, they will continue to push us against the wall.

Good question to ask here is what would Jesus or even Paul do? I see no sign of Jesus ever caving into the demands of the religious or even secular leaders during His day. Why do we think we should do it? In reality, the only reason we consider it is so that we are no longer targeted by these truth suppressing groups.

There really is a great deal of truth suppression today. Even when it’s not dealing with the subjects I’ve just written about, we see suppression in many forms at the local church level. Too many church leaders are willing to cave into demands of the community in order to “keep the peace,” but by doing so, end up suppressing truth; God’s truth.

How many churches have you visited that were heavily involved in some church growth program often created by secular marketing firms? How many churches are you aware of that are de-emphasizing certain things in Scripture so that they don’t offend people either in their congregation or within the local community? The mantra of too many churches today is “Live and let live.”

It is becoming very difficult to be a Christian in today’s society because of the way the world suppresses the truth in many areas. Authentic Christians are caught in the crosshairs largely because God and the Bible are caught in the crosshairs. We are coming to a time when I can see churches which believe and follow the absolute truth of Scripture will become smaller and smaller. It would not surprise me frankly, if many of the Christians within these churches resort to meeting in people’s homes, not for the purpose of starting what they hope will be a huge church, but because truth will become so difficult to find in too many churches. Those churches will be interested in pleasing the crowd and in so doing, will become part of the group that suppresses truth.

It is absolutely appalling to me how many Christians do not know God’s Word. I read it daily. I think about what I’m reading. Yet, I’m fully aware of how much I do not know and this is after earning and receiving a bachelor’s in Bible, a masters in biblical studies and a doctorate in theology. We can never come to the end of our learning where God’s Word is concerned, but too many Christians never crack open His Word, never read or study it, and because of it, are unacquainted with His truth.

How can we even hope to know what He wants us to do and how to carry ourselves in this world if we never avail ourselves of what He has taken the time to tell us? If you do not stand for the truth, you are part of the group that Paul says is suppressing the truth and therefore, is falling away. It is one or the other. It cannot be both.

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition… (2 Thessalonians 2:3 KJV)

 

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  • 1. Darwin Schmitz  |  November 21, 2019 at 4:16 PM

    Great Words of Wisdom, Sir. America really needs Gods help if we’re going to over come the liberals and trying so hard to Destroy America…….! Texas Dar

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    • 2. modres  |  November 21, 2019 at 4:40 PM

      We’ll see what happens.

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