A few days ago, I was looking up quotes to use in my Easter post. As I searched, I came across a few that made me shake my head in wonder. Did someone actually believe these? I was afraid they did, and I didn’t want them to. These are exactly the subtle lies our culture and our enemy want you to believe.
So I decided to take this opportunity not only to combat some lies with Truth, but also to teach you how to do the same. I’m going to make this a three-part series, with each installment having one of the lies.
Are you ready to expose some lies? Here we go!
“Hope is a good thing, perhaps the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
Excuse me? Does this just sound wrong to anyone else?
I’ll tell you why. Look at these verses:
“I and [my] Father are one” (John 10:30).
Jesus states clearly that He and the Father are one… meaning they’re both God. And look at one of the ways the Bible describes God (emphasis mine):
“Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, for His lovingkindness is everlasting” (Psalm 136:1).
“You are good, and what You do is good; teach me Your decrees” ().
“The LORD is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made” ().
“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him” ().
I don’t really need to restate it (the verses make it kinda obvious), but… God is good.
And Jesus is God.
Take a look at Mark 10:18, in which Jesus basically claims to be God and good at the same time:
“And Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.'”
And—guess what?—Jesus died.
So the logical conclusion is that it’s not true that no good thing ever dies. One good thing—or one good person, rather—did die, and He did it (go figure?) because He is good.
But Jesus didn’t stay dead. He rose again. So you might also change the quote this way: “No good thing ever stays dead.”
Either way, join us next time for lie #2!