The Implausibility of the Real Truth


daily text logoNovember 7, 2014

Acts 26:24-25

At this point Festus interrupted Paul’s defense. “You are out of your mind, Paul!” he shouted. “Your great learning is driving you insane.”

“I am not insane, most excellent Festus,” Paul replied. “What I am saying is true and reasonable.


trueThe Gospel is neither rational nor reasonable. Yet it is true. The idea that the Creator God of all the Cosmos would become a human being and allow himself to be murdered by the people he created. . . . and rise from the dead. . . . .  is neither rational nor reasonable. Yet it is true.

Why must we try to dress the truth in the garments of perceived plausibility? It is implausible, but it is true.

Why do we insist that truth must pass the test of reasonability and plausibility instead of allowing truth to define those things? I think it is because we want our truth to be within our control, manipulation and management. We want truth to be scientifically verifiable to the point that it requires nothing resembling faith.

Paul said, “The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18.

Have you come to this realization yet?


J.D. Walt writes daily for Seedbed’s Daily Text. He serves as Seedbed’s Sower in Chief. Follow him @jdwalt on Twitter or email him at

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