God’s Infallibility vs. Mankind’s Wickedness

Posted by Worldview Warriors On Tuesday, March 3, 2015 0 comments
by Bill Seng

“What if some were unfaithful? Will their unfaithfulness nullify God’s faithfulness? Not at all! Let God be true, and every human being a liar.” ~Romans 3:3-4

It is a case of truth vs. falsehood. Not very long ago, a certain news anchor’s credibility was absolutely shattered because of some blatant lies that he told. The story he concocted was not even a little white lie or an exaggeration, but a construction that totally ignored facts in order to make himself look good to the public. You, the reader, probably know who I am talking about, but I will conceal his identity.

While covering the Iraq War, this particular reporter recalled having been on a helicopter flight that had been struck by a rocket propelled grenade. Consequently, he claimed that the helicopter had to have an emergency landing. While grounded and waiting for a rescue team, this news anchor also claims that a certain officer protected him and his crew. It was an event that received much recognition in the media world. This news anchor was praised for his nerves of steel and willingness to go where no other reporter would dare to go to get the story that people needed to hear. Unfortunately, his story was 100% made up. Soldiers eventually became tired of him lying about his bravery and that of this officer who protected him, and they spoke up. After the soldiers spoke up, the story changed and changed and changed until finally it was realized that the story this news anchor told was a complete fabrication. Immediately after this was exposed, more lies were discovered about other claims of his. Does everyone lie to this degree?

I don’t think so, but I do believe every man to be a liar. How are we liars? Because we are not always true to God. When we claim to be following Christ, for instance, but hold a grudge against someone, we are untrue to God. If we promote false teachings, even ones in which we truly believe, we are untrue to God. When we know the good we ought to do in a situation and fail to do it, we have not represented God in a true manner. Face it, we are all liars.

Despite our inability to be completely true to God, God is always true. We are fortunate that he is always true because he says that he is quick to forgive our sins. If we are all liars, we really need his forgiveness. God understands our infirmities and not only that, he knows at times we are honestly trying our best to be true but do not possess the knowledge to do so. A long time ago it was thought that the earth was the center of the universe, and this was accepted by the church. Today we know that this was a completely false doctrine, but back then it made sense. I am sure that such a doctrine was probably preached upon regularly in those days to emphasize man’s special place in the universe. It was not intentional that the church was spreading a lie about the universe, but when better information was made available and when the information was noted to actually agree with Scripture, this idea was welcomed with open arms.

Yes, God calls us to be perfect, but he also knows our limitations. We need to be gracious toward one another by humbling ourselves in matters of minor disagreement. There are issues that should greatly trouble us, but most of the divisions inside of the church are over minor doctrinal differences.  We must realize that our capacity to grasp all of God’s truths throughout the universe is limited. That is why we must acknowledge that God is true and every human is a liar.