Sincerity is an aspect of our emotions. It is a feeling that empowers the will and fuels the capacity to believe. Truth on the other hand, is an unchanging fact that has nothing to do with the will, or emotions.
This entry was inspired by the preaching of pastor Peter Tan-Chi on Galatians 2
When the World tells us to shrug it off
We always hear that phrase “It doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you are sincere.” I am moved to think that it is the new modern philosophical approach to religion. Don’t you agree?
Religion has been looked-down and frowned upon by our world today. It is known as one of the dividing factors of the nations and of the hearts of people. Religion has been equated to an evil thing, an antagonist and a very boring and dull, unnecessary barrier to a life of freedom, fun and one-ness.
It can even be said that the word religion is now some sort of a taboo word that you don’t mention in parties and social gatherings.
So we come up with this “As long as you’re sincere” saying in order for us to easily shrug off the idea of religion and faith. Instead of having that desire and passion to push to know what’s true and what’s not, we are inclined to just push the topic of religion aside.
Be a man
The phrase “it doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you’re sincere” is a phrase that is clearly for cowards. It does not want to have anything to do with the truth, nor is it true. It does not have anything to do with logic, nor is it logical.
Take this story for example:
There is a sign in the side of the road that says “Road Closed. Danger Ahead!”
If you keep on going because you sincerely believe with all your heart that the sign is wrong and the road is fine, you will most probably end up dead. Does it make you sincere? Hell yeah! Does it change the fact that the road ahead is dangerous? Hell no. Truth will stand and your sincerity will not change the fact in itself – no, not one bit.
Making the phrase “It doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you’re sincere” your motto makes you stupid because you’re lazy to think. It makes you a coward because you’re comfortable with what you already know and where you are in your knowledge of salvation and heaven and religion. It doesn’t make you human. Because a human is curious and will look for answers and the truth. No, it makes you less than that, it makes you a liar to your own self.
Sincerity won’t save you. Desire to know the truth. Truth Matters. This world is run by truths and laws and order. Know the truths behind it. Don’t be sincere. Be curious. Curious enough to pursue truth written in the Word of God.