Friday, September 14, 2012

Truth Always Wins (a short musing by an orthodox rebel)

"We can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth." II Cor. 13:8

The deck is forever stacked in favor of truth. There is no escaping it or hiding from it. No amount of spin or bias can dissolve it. No amount of darkness or lies can bury it forever, for the darkness has no substance, but the truth is substance. It is real and solid and has consequence in the real world. That is why it is inescapable: it creates real ripples in the real water, and ignorance can be bliss for only so long before the steady pulse reaches you and the realization falls upon you. And what will you do at that awakening? Will you surrender to its onslaught, its redemption, to the shattering of all your vanities and the extinguishing of all your illusions? Or will you call for the rocks and the mountains to fall on you and hide you from the face of One so terrible, digging deeper and deeper down into futility? The choice will be yours, but be warned that there is no depth nor height that it cannot reach you. In the highest heavens we will bathe in its light and be infused with its reality like heat infuses iron in the fire, being the very air and water and earth of our transfigured existence. In the lowest hell we will wail beneath its judgments and thereby prove its proclamations to be right and eternal, being the very law that we have broken in our rebellious ignorance. So you see, it is inescapable: the undeniable fact. It holds all the keys and guards all the doors, and we all will honor it in the end. Whether by our adherence or our condemnation is for us to decide.

-Jon Vowell (c) 2012

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