This week the 2012 election season officially started with the Iowa Caucuses, and when it comes to winning we see that our politicians have a take no prisoners and say whatever you have to attitude. Win at all costs. This is in stark contrast to today’s quote:
“Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.” - Proverbs 3:3 NKJV
Unfortunately, the would-be leaders in our country seem to forsake both mercy and truth in order to get elected. Even more unfortunate is that the voting public buys into it. Let’s pray that God would provide us with leaders that wear mercy and truth around their necks, that have love and integrity written on the tablets of their hearts.
Did you notice today’s quote is a Bible Double?
January 6, 2012 2 Comments
In the Bible Jesus states, “I am the way, the truth, and the life”, in John 14:6. He also states in John8:12, “I am the light of the world”. John further writes, arguably one of his most notable Bible verses, in 1 John 4:8, “God is love”. So today’s quote is perfectly in line with the Bible, or is it Not?
“God is life, truth, light. He is love.” - Mahatma Gandhi
From a Christian perspective today’s quote is true and Biblical – yes God is life, yes God is truth, yes God is light and yes God is love. We see Him as the creator of the universe and the giver of life. We recognize Him as one and only true God, full of grace and truth. We do believe that Jesus is the Light of the world, that “in Him was life and the life was the light of men”. And lastly, for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son to take away the sin of the world.
So what’s the problem?
While Gandhi was a great man, and a man who changed the world through peace and love, when he refers to God he is not referring to the one true God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and Jesus Christ the Holy One of Israel. Gandhi was raised in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim county and tended toward Hinduism. He also adopted the philosophy of Jainism and developed an appreciation of the teachings of Jesus. In the end, he was a strong advocate and peaceful fighter for religious tolerance and accepted all people of all faiths.
So when Gandhi refers to God, he refers to whichever God you happen to believe in. But, when you consider the God of the Bible, then Gandhi’s quote rings true.
Here’s a good article on Gandhi from the BBC.
Here are some more Gandhi quotes.
Great sketch by Sagarpuro.
November 21, 2011 No Comments
Hmmm… I like the idea of God being true, but quite honestly, I don’t want anyone to be a liar. The true God…good. The lying man…bad. So I would think, “let God be true and every man be true also”. But that’s not today’s quote.
“Let God be true and every man a liar.” – Bible or Not?
Today with the Internet we are seconds away from Googling the answer, so I’ll ask you to refrain at least for a moment. Think, and see if you can remember if this comes from the Bible or not. Even if you guess, you have a 50/50 chance. OK, so did you guess? Now you can search…
And if you want to test yourself some more, you can play the Official Bible or Not Quiz Game all day long. Enjoy!
March 8, 2011 No Comments