Christlikeness: Importance of Truth

People won't grow into Christlikeness if they don't value truth. God uses truth in the sanctification process (Jn. 17:17; Titus 1:1). As church leaders we must therefore view adherence to God's truth, found in His Word, as part of our responsibility, as well as helping others to do the same.
If people don't view absolute truth as all that important, having allowed the world's relativistic approach to infiltrate their hearts and minds, they will be less likely to line up with it.

How Church Leaders Can Promote the Importance of Truth

Based on 2 Timothy 3:16-17 -- "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for ..." -- we need to do the following if we're going to convince people of the importance of Truth:
  1. Help people come to a greater understanding of the Source of Truth.
  2. Help people see the pragmatic value of truth.
Also Read: Christlikeness: Alignment with Truth
The Steering the Church Toward Christ-like Character Leadership Guide provides some input about promoting the importance of truth in the ways listed above.

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