Would you agree with me that everyone is bias to some extent?
I think that it would be pretty difficult to deny. Everyone puts their own little spin on their version of what is “fact” and what is “misinformation” or “misleading”. If you’re a Canadian, like I am, then we Canadians are prone to look at things that justify our position on trade deficits between the United States and Canada, as an example. Conversely, if you’re an American, you will have a tendency to look at things that justify your position, again using trade deficits, as an example. You can relax, this post is not about arguing who’s version of the United States and Canadian trade deficit is correct.
(You guys are wrong!)
Bias can be defined as a preference or an inclination, especially one that may inhibit impartial judgment or an unfair act or policy stemming from prejudice.
I’d like to focus on the aspect of bias that may inhibit impartial judgment.
In John 14:6 NIV it is recorded that “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Jesus said He was “the truth”. What exactly does that mean? For me it says that He is the ultimate reality. Am I bias about that belief? Yes I am. Ultimate reality, is not something in my mind, that’s open to a private interruption, where my thoughts or anyone else’s thoughts on this subject can change the reality of the ultimate reality. This is carved in stone. That’s what makes ultimate reality, ultimate reality.
Jesus rose from the dead. Therefore, Jesus is the Son of God, just like He said He was and is. Consequently, what Jesus said, what Jesus did, takes on a whole new sense of truth and reality.
In Matthew 16:15-18 NIV, it is recorded that Jesus said:“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”
And what was “this rock”? Peter’s declaration and confession of the ultimate reality that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of the living God!
It doesn’t matter where we turn today, be it externally when we look at the news, be it internally via our own preference for leniency when dealing with our shortcomings and needs but following the “letter of the Law”, when it comes to others, there is a truth that never changes, there is a truth that is our rock. There is a truth that is not open to change.
And I don’t know about you but I am so thankful for that because I am so tired of looking at shifting sand.
Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!