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Recently, people in the metro Atlanta area attempted to tune in to Fox News Channel on Comcast Cable, but found they could no longer access the station. Many decided to leave the cable net. Additionally some schools and universities are no longer allowing students to access conservative websites, such as the University of Arkansas.
According to some reports, Comcast will no longer carry the cable news channel that boasts, “Fair and Balanced.” Fox News has been demonized by not only the president, but by many in the Democratic Party.
Journalism and its assumed free exercise are being censored, and that includes Fox News, although the network has been a conservative voice for many; covering stories that the other media outlets refuse to.
When our daughter was deployed to Afghanistan, I watched, “A few good men,” as it is one of our favorite movies. One man stops at nothing to keep his honor, while the other, stops at nothing to find the truth. Jack Nicholson plays a general who, in an intense confrontation, makes the famous statement, “You can’t handle the truth.”
Truth is not always popular. Often times it is politically incorrect, but the truth doesn’t change, it remains the same. While stories can take twists and turns and history is being rewritten to accommodate political correctness, the truth endures.
Many say that truth is relative and there are no absolutes. But the very statement debunks that argument and theory. For if there are no absolutes, the statement in and of itself is incorrect.
But the Bible says there that every word of God is pure. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” John 14:6 (KJV)
In Paul’s final instructions to Timothy, he spoke of a time when truth or sound doctrine would no longer be tolerated. “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” II Timothy4:1-4 (KJV)
Even among Christian circles, those who preach the truth are sometimes labeled as hatemongers, bigots, closed minded, etc. Truth is important, though. God is Love. He is good, but He is also righteous and holy. It’s very common to hear that we are all on different paths going to the same place, but as in the earlier verse, Jesus declares that He is the only way. That’s not popular, but it is the truth.
The truth is vital. The destination of our very souls rests on knowing and responding to the truth. As the following verse indicates, receiving the truth is able to save one’s very soul. “Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.” James 1:21 (KJV)

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