Monday, May 14, 2018

Book Review: The Moment of Truth by Steven Lawson

Pilate asked Jesus, "What is truth?" (John 18:38). I am sure if we asked that question to many in our culture, you will get different answers. Some will say that truth is whatever you think is true. Others would say truth is what we see and touch while others will say there are is no absolute truth.

Truth is under fire in our church especially in the church. Some will question the truth of God's word in various forms. There are some churches that do not even believe in the truth of God's Word. Can we have truth in this fallen world? Where can we find absolute truth. All of this and much more is what Steven Lawson covers in his latest book, The Moment of Truth.

Lawson reflects upon the very question that Pilate asked Jesus, "What is truth?" Lawson points out that absolute truth can only come for God Himself which He has revealed to us in His Word. Whenever God speaks, He is speaking truth. Notice I mentioned absolute truth meaning is it an unchanging truth yet our culture, as Lawson points out, is tolerant of anything expect someone who claims to have absolute truth.

Lawson continues on to address the beauty of the truth that comes from the Word of God and even how the gospel is absolute because of God's declaration of a promised Messiah. Lawson then addresses our culture's war with the truth. Our culture cannot stand because it is not what they want to hear. They want truth that conforms to them. They do not want truth which calls them to conform.

Lawson then exults the church to press on with the truth. Churches must preach the truth even when it is unpopular to do so. Pastors need to preach the whole council of God and stop nitpicking the verses they only want to preach. We must be people of truth who are guided by the truth. In the end, we will all be judged by the truth.

To be honest, my review of this book will not do it justice. I ask you to pick up a copy of The Moment of Truth and be ready to be challenged, equipped, and encouraged.

Thanks Reformation Trust for letting me review this book.

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