Valiant For Truth in a Post-Truth World of Chaos

by Mike Ratliff

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, 15 and having shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE; 16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:10-17 (NASB) 

42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me. 43 Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word. 44 You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me. 46 Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me? 47 He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God.” John 8:42-47 (NASB) 

When this Covid-19 so-called “pandemic” started I was, and still am, very skeptical of what we were being told by the “authorities” at the C.D.C., the W.H.O. and, of course, the U.S. Government. Is it a real virus? Yes, it is, but I have done my own research on it and authorities that know a lot more about viruses and Immunology than I do have universally said that this virus is man-made. Is it akin to the Black Death or the Spanish Flu in how deadly they are? No, it is not. The recovery rate of those who get infected by it is over 99%. During WWI the death rate of the Spanish Flu was in the millions worldwide. It was caused by the H1N1 virus which spread from animals (probably birds to pigs) then to humans. There have been genuine pandemics throughout history and they have all been deadly until immunity was finally accomplished, which in most cases was through the existing immune systems we all have. So why is this virus being treated so differently?

I received an email this morning from the creator of Gab.com, Andrew Torba. I got the email because I have an account there. Here is the text of the email:

How can you think straight and make rational decisions when each and everyday you hear conflicting and contradictory information from “authoritative” sources? You can’t. No one can. That’s the whole point. That’s why the powers that be are doing this.

Welcome to the secular hell of a post-truth world.

We don’t need to wear masks. No wait, now we do. Hold up now we need to wear two masks. We can stop wearing masks now. Surprise, we need to wear masks again. Actually it turns out masks aren’t as effective as we thought.

We just need 15 days to slow the spread. Now we need a month. Maybe a year. Never mind, we didn’t need to lockdown at all and it caused more harm than good.

Don’t take any vaccine that Donald Trump rushed to market. You didn’t get the vaccine, are you nuts? The vaccine is highly effective. Oops it looks like highly vaccinated Israel is having a major outbreak. Get the vaccine or lose your job.

Are you keeping up? This is the reality of living in a post-truth world.

They want us shell shocked with rapidly changing information overload which leads to option paralysis and fear. When people are in a state of fear coupled with option paralysis they are very susceptible to manipulation and easy to control.

While we are all dazed and confused they are destroying families, small businesses, and entire nations. They are rigging elections, they are botching troop withdrawals to flood western countries with refugees, the American border is being invaded by hundreds of thousands of people, they are buying up single family homes and pricing you out of the market, they are printing endless money and inflating your currency.

They are transferring trillions of dollars in wealth to themselves and shutting up each and every last voice of dissent to it all while doing it.

All while the while you worry about a virus that statistically you have a 99% chance of surviving with the immune system God gave you.

It’s exhausting and impossible to keep up with by design. It’s meant to drain you mentally, physically, and spiritually so that you submit to their control. Don’t.

In the post-truth world anything goes. Chaos reigns. Those who create the chaos manifest their means of control. Do not comply. Do not give them one inch. Stand your ground. Hold the line.

Christians reject the post-truth world.

We have absolute Truth in Jesus Christ and His Gospel as a firm foundation on which to stand. God is our authority. Not the CDC. Not the Biden administration. Not the WHO. Nor the talking heads on CNN and Fox News. In the darkness of chaos Jesus is the Light that leads us to salvation. Jesus saves. That is the fundamental Truth of the Gospel. Now more then ever we need saving. We need Truth. We need Order.

The battle rages on, but the war has already been won and we must never forget that. We must cling to the cross and stand firm in our convictions. We must love one another, obey God, and humble ourselves enough to fully depend on Him in this time of great trial.

I know we can do it, because we serve the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Creator of the universe.

May you find comfort in His Truth and keep the faith.

God bless you and God bless America,

Andrew Torba
CEO, Gab.com
Jesus is King

So what is he saying? Evil people are attempting to use the Covid-19 “pandemic” to cause chaos and confusion so they can not only become more wealthy, but also so they can control the populations of every country. Those behind this evil also want population control, they want totalitarian control with zero freedoms for the rest of us. However, these same people have zero control over the Truth that we have in Christ and God’s Word. Those who are truly in Christ, if they are spirit-filled, that is, if they are walking spirit-filled lives instead of world-focused, or self-centered lives will be able to spot all these lies and see right away that what is going on is of our enemy. God may very well be allowing these things to happen as part of Judgment on our culture since it has turned its back on Him for such a long time, but God always has a remnant. I pray that you are part of that remnant. If so then we are also called to be Valiant for Truth. What does that mean?

Some would say that we are to submit to our governments and let God will deal with them. I agree with the latter part of that statement, but we are commanded throughout God’s Word to stand firm, rebuke, and exhort from it because it alone is our source of absolute truth. In John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress The Second Part we are introduced to a character named Valiant-for-truth.

Then they went on, and just at the place where Little-faith formerly was robbed, there stood a man with his sword drawn, and his face all bloody. Then said Mr. Great-heart, What art thou? The man made answer, saying, I am one whose name is Valiant-for-truth. I am a Pilgrim and am going to the Celestial City. Now, as I was in my Way, there were three men did beset me, and propounded unto me these three things: 1. Whether I would become one of them? 2. Or go back from whence I came? 3. Or die upon the Place? To the first I answered, I had been a true man a long season, and therefore it could not be expected that I now should cast in my lot with thieves. Then they demanded that I would say to the second. So I told them that the place from whence I came, had I not found incommodity there, I had not forsaken it at all; but finding it altogether unsuitable to me, and very unprofitable for me, I forsook it for this Way. Then they asked me what I said to the third. And I told them, my Life cost more dear far than I should lightly give it away. Besides, you have nothing to do thus to put things to my choice; wherefore at your peril be it, if you meddle. Then these three, to wit, Wild-head, Inconsiderate, and Prgmatick, drew upon me, and I also drew upon them.

So we fell to it, one against three, for the space of above three hours. They have left upon me, as you see, some of the marks of their valour, and have also carried away with them some of mine. They are but just now gone: I suppose they might, as the saying is, hear your horse dash, and so they betook them to flight.

Great-heart. But here was great odds, three against one.

Valiant. ‘Tis true; but little and more are nothing to him that has the Truth on his side: Though an Host should encamp against me, said one, my heart shall not fear: Though War should rise against me, in this will I be confident, &c. Besides, said he, I have read in some records, that one man has fought an army: And how did Sampson slay with the jaw-bone of an ass?

Great-heart. Then said the Guide, Why did you not cry out, that some might ha’ came in for your succour?

Valiant. So I did to my King, who I knew could hear, and afford invisible Help, and that was sufficient for me.

Great-heart. Then said Great-heart to Mr. Valiant-for-truth, Thou has worthily behaved thyself; let me see thy Sword; so he shewed it him.

When he had taken it in hand, and looked thereon a while, he said, Ha! It is a right Jerusalem blade.

Valiant. It is so. Let a man have one of these blades, with a hand to wield it, and skill to use it, and he may venture upon an Angel with it. He need not fear its holding, if he can but tell how to lay on. Its edges will never blunt. It will cut flesh, and bones, and soul, and spirit and all.

Great-heart. But you fought a great while, I wonder you was not weary.

Valiant. I fought till my Sword did cleave to my hand, when they were joined together, as if a sword grew out of my arm; and when the blood ran through my fingers, then I fought with most courage.

Great-heart. Thou hast done well, thou hast resisted unto blood, striving against Sin; thou shalt abide by us, come in, and go out with us, for we are thy companions.

This allegorical character, Valiant-for-truth, represents those of the body of Christ who take up the Sword of the Spirit to do battle for God’s Truth against those who would abolish the true faith through thievery, deceit, confusion, and heresy. Sometimes the battle is costly. There are times when it seems the wielder of this Sword is all alone against multitudes of wolves and thieves.  It seems as if no one will step in to help, but if the one standing firm relies on the King to send Help then he or she has nothing to fear from the enemy. This is why it is imperative that we get intimately acquainted with the Word of God. It is our Sword of the Spirit that we wield in the power of the Spirit according to the will of God for His glory. When we do this, we can withstand all of the enemies of Truth. Of course, there are many out there who take the Word of God for their own purposes, misusing it, twisting the truth, taking it out of context, attempting to make it support what it does not. We must expose these for the glory of God and the edification of the Saints.

Those who are valiant for God’s Truth know it when they read it and hear it. Pretenders do not fool them. Why? They are regenerate and have the Holy Spirit. They know the truth and it has set them free. They are not spiritually blind, but can see through the lies. Sadly, I have had to deal with some professing Christians who were once “friends,” but they have given in to the fear-mongering of the C.D.C. and there is nothing I can do to change their minds no matter how much I tell them the truth so the only thing I have left is to cut off the relationship. We can stand firm here because God has done a great work in our hearts to line them up with His truth. Then when we are exposed to the counterfeit, we see it for what it is.

Let us determine to be valiant for the truth in the power of the Holy Spirit for the glory of God almighty. What have we to fear as we obey our Lord in all that we do? Won’t He show is the way to go and the way not to go? Even if we do receive the marks of the enemies’ swords, we are being the valiant warriors in God’s Army that will never be conquered. Let us keep our eyes on the prize, not the temporal in the power of the Holy Spirit, for God’s Glory Alone!

Soli Deo Gloria!

 

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