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“Since the dawn of time, resistance to God has been the hallmark of the human race – the great problem plaguing every man and woman.” (OCPM 5/24/2017)

“Every human being struggles with immorality, because at our core is our heart’s rebellion against God.” (David Kinnaman & Gabe Lyons)

“The rebellion of the world against God reveals several things…While union with Christ brings love, truth, and peace, it also brings persecution, because the world hates love and truth..." (Orthodox Study Bible, John 15:18-25)

“Why do the children of this world often scoff at that which is truth…” (St. John of Kronstadt)

“The saying ‘the truth hurts” is actually true. The reason it is true is because we are so infected with self-will. When we are faced with the truth, it usually is an affront to our self-will because the truth is demanding we do something counter to it. This stirs the rebellion within us and we lash out and fight back looking to preserve self over truth. Often we are not even conscious of this until the Holy Spirit pricks our conscience. Then comes ‘the moment of truth’ when we either humbly accept the truth and adjust our words and behavior, or harden our resolve and continue down the ruinous path of self-will.” (Sacramental Living Blog)

“I did not have to wrestle long with some of the postmodern relativism that captures my generation. To me, it was self-evident that truth exists. What’s the alternative? If truth doesn’t exist, then it would be true that truth doesn’t exist, and once again we arrive at truth. There is no alternative; truth must exist.” (Nabeel Qureshi)

“We are a people who live by facts (or imagine that we do). We think that a fact “just is,” and is neither one thing nor another – it just is. As such, we think that facts are neutral things. But this is secularism. Nothing in all of creation is “neutral.” Nothing “just is.” Everything exists only as it relates to God. Everything exists only as it exists in the truth. It’s “fact-ness” can be beside the point, and even contrary to the point.” (Father Stephen Freeman)

“I’ve learned over time that all truth is God’s truth. There is no hierarchy or separation of truth into categories—spiritual and secular. If something is true, it comes from God—regardless of its context.” (Kevin Scherer)

“...throughout history most people have preferred to believe in delusions over God’s truth…If the Gospel is true, then it is true for everybody whether they choose to believe it or not.” (Life Application Study Bible, Psalm 4:2, Sacramental Living Blog)

“Seeing is believing,” runs a popular aphorism, but the actual truth is the other way around – believing is seeing.” (OCPM 6/8/2017)“

We live in a world where dishonesty is almost expected, and sadly, in some professions, required when we live in a society that doesn’t promote being truthful, it is easy to fall into the trap of lies and less than truths.” (Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis)

"It is very tempting for us to listen to pleas