Truth & Lies

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St. Athanasius, pray for us! Just like St. Peter in Acts, St. Athanasius was a Saint who was caught in fierce theological battle with his contemporaries.

While Peter fought for the authenticity of the Resurrection with the Sandhedrin, Athanasius fought against Arianism. When engaging in dialogue with others, we must do well to remember wise Gamaliel’s words:

If this plan or undertaking is of men, it will fail; but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You might even be found opposing God!
— Acts 5:38b-39

Everything fundamentally boils down to a fight between Truth and lies. Jesus said He is Truth. Therefore, God is Truth. Anything that doesn’t stand for Truth is against God.

It is no wonder that Satan calls himself the ‘father of lies.’ Lying automatically tears one away from God. When I was young, I never realized the severity of this.

Even the mad titan Thanos in The Avengers was a character who despised lies even though he was so twisted with evil.

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Originally posted on Instagram.

Noel Ethan Tan

Noel Ethan Tan

Noel is a Singaporean working as a rehabilitation counsellor at ACC(S) Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centre. He is currently doing a part-time Masters Program in Counselling and Guidance at NTU, Singapore. In his church ministry, Noel is currently serving in a young adults' Catholic community called Anawim that does Bible Exegesis. Noel is also pursuing a Certificate in Theology at the Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore. His favorite Bible verse is 1 Peter 3:15 — “In your hearts, reverence Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to make a defense to any who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, but do it with gentleness and reverence.”

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