Some people fear or dread the truth more than anything. They know the truth will expose their sin and guilt. Therefore, they seek to hold it down or suppress its testimony. Of such the Apostle Paul wrote, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness” (Rom. 1:18). Because of their ungodly and unrighteous deeds, men seek to suppress the truth to protect their own reputations and interests, caring not that truth suffers as a consequence. Just as in the days of the Prophet Isaiah, “truth is fallen in the street” (Isa. 59:14).

There have always been liars, but when lying is institutionalized in a society, that society, whatever it might be, will not prosper in the long term. Truth may be suppressed for a time and lie prostrate in the streets, but it cannot be silenced for ever. All lies and liars will ultimately be exposed and refuted, and truth will arise triumphantly. Suppressing the truth and exalting the lie is deemed politically expedient and correct today. The apparent success of such tactics in various areas of society, especially where public thought is molded, is emboldening both the lie and the liar to say anything without fear of contradiction or exposure.

Aside from trying to suppress God’s Word (which is truth, John 17:17), perhaps the greatest attempt to silence truth and exalt the lie occurs in seeking to rewrite history. So-called historians are rewriting the history of the founding of the United States of America, making assertions which contradict the documented evidence of historians who lived at or near the times the country was founded. The unlearned citizenry have been deceived by these lies for the moment, but the truth will eventually triumph, exposing all lies and shaming all liars.

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