Nothing But the Truth

For many years I have served as either a law enforcement chaplain or as a reserve police officer. My exposure to this world has taught me there are often many sides to a story. The perpetrator, the victim, law enforcement and the lawyers involved may all have different versions of the same event. These versions can be tainted by desires.

The accused desires to remain free. An officer may desire to close a case and lawyers certainly desire to win a case. The victim may desire retribution or vengeance and might say things with a certain slant. The point is that what we desire can influence what we say is true or how we say what is true.

In the end a judge or jury makes the determination of what version of events is really true. But even then, the question remains as to whether the real objective truth has been known. The Bible book of Romans  says that  “…. God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.” (Romans 2:16)

What is really true is seen by the One Who knows the secrets of the heart. As one sci-fi drama said years ago – “The truth is out there.” Human desires notwithstanding, one day the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth will come out.

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