Truth outweighs sincerity

What’s more important — sincerity or truth? I submit to you that truth is more important. Sincerity is certainly commendable but truth is absolute. People can be sincerely wrong. It can cost people their lives. It can lead to poor decisions. It can lead to poor investments. A doctor, for example, may be sincere in his diagnosis but if he misses in his assessment then a patient may die. In essence, this is not philosophical discussion but just practical living.

If truth is more important than sincerity in this life, then what about the afterlife? Again, I submit to you that truth is more important. One may be sincere as can be in regards to all sorts of beliefs. One may sincerely believe that there’s no afterlife. One may sincerely believe one way while another sincerely believes another way in accordance with their particular religions. Regardless, I get back to my premise that truth is more important than sincerity in the afterlife as well.

Let me get to the point. The Bible clearly states that there is salvation under no other name than Jesus Christ. If you choose to ignore God’s plan of redemption then I assure you that it will adversely affect your eternal destiny. The veracity of the Bible and its prophecies are consistently backed up by history and archeological evidence, and be assured; truth always proves its course.

"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23)

Michael H. Imhof
Aurora, IL