The evident contention of our wanting and needing to know the difference between the Truth and the lie that purports itself to be the Truth is the inspiration for this song.
The Truth says God is the creator of all, knows all, and is all powerful. God is near, is Love, and Loves you. God has revealed Himself to us, in and through all creation and ultimately in His Son. God has reconciled you to Himself in, and through His Son. Seek Him and you will find Him. In Him alone is true being.
The lie says there is no God, if there is, He doesn’t know you or care about you. He is of no practical consequence so why bother. Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.
Jesus said in Matthew 7:15-20 (NIV) “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.”
In John 14:6 Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
In reference to true and false teachers, James the brother of our Lord, says in James 3:13-18 (NIV), “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such ‘wisdom’ does not come from heaven, but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.”
I don’t presume to be a teacher, but rather one who would hunger and thirst for righteousness and to turn others of like mind to consider where I have found it. One beggar telling another where he has found bread.