Honesty and Hope Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. (Luke 21:33 ESV) Hope without honesty leads to despair. Jesus always gave people hope, but He never withheld the sometimes harsh realities that would be encountered along the way. In Luke 21 Jesus spoke in detail about the impending persecution that awaited His followers. He told them of wars, destruction, and oppression. He challenged them to be ready, to be strong, and to be on guard. Typically people either sway toward “ignorant bliss,” where everything should have fairy tale… Read More