Randy Alcorn's Blog: truth

Kevin DeYoung on What We Can Learn from Church History About False Teachers

By Randy Alcorn | May 29, 2017
Paul warned the elders of the church in Ephesus, “I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you…and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them” (Acts 20:29-30). These “twisted things” often were not outright denials of the Bible. Rather, they were Scripture reinterpreted to fit the widely accepted beliefs of the culture.

Joe Carter on How Brokenness Gives Credibility to False Teaching

By Randy Alcorn | May 15, 2017
Heresies are deadly destructive, but they’re also attractive because of the bits of truth they contain. They’re like chocolate-covered rat poison. Without its truth-coating, many believers wouldn’t swallow its lies. C. S. Lewis put it this way: “By mixing a little truth with it, they had made their lie far stronger.”

Real Love Encourages Others to Do the Right, Most God-Glorifying Thing

By Randy Alcorn | May 3, 2017
If we believe that sin is never in our best interests, it will clarify many otherwise hard decisions in which we imagine we must choose between helping people do right and helping them be happy. It will also help us understand what true, Christlike love looks like.

God’s Truth Is as Relevant and Vital as Ever

By Randy Alcorn | May 1, 2017
Given some of the books and movies that countless Christians are reading and viewing, and the growing biblical illiteracy, churches are extremely vulnerable to false doctrine. God’s truth is needed to ground and guide us.

Helping One Another Forsake Sin and Follow Jesus

By Randy Alcorn | February 1, 2016
All too often, as believers we don’t realize that the greatest kindness we can offer each other is the truth. Our job is not just to help each other feel good but to help each other be good. We often seem to think that our only options are to: 1) speak the truth hurtfully; or 2) say nothing in the name of grace. This is a lie.

The Trend in the Church Towards Silence

By Randy Alcorn | March 30, 2015
Ephesians 4:15 tells us we need to “speak the truth in love.” As Christ-followers, we are not to choose between being loving and being truthful.