Accepting the Facts

Nicholson as Col. Jessep

Nicholson as Col. Jessep

In the movie “A Few Good Men”, Tom Cruise played the part of a prosecutor who was trying to pry the truth out of Col. Nathan Jessup, played by Jack Nicholson. Finally, Nicholson uttered what would become one of the most famous lines in movie history—“YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!”

Many people in the world can’t handle the truth. They refuse to believe in God. They doubt that the Bible is God’s Word. They won’t accept the fact that Jesus is the only way to salvation. They don’t think that they will ever have to give an account to their Creator for how they lived their life.

Jessamyn West said, “We want the facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don’t it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions.”

Refusing to accept reality leads to a life of misery, and, ultimately, to eternal destruction. How much better it is to put aside any preconceptions we may have and accept the truth of God’s Word!

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”—John 8:32.


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