The freedoms we have in this country have attracted many people to pursue a life here.
Under Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, in the list of Fundamental Freedoms, everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: Freedom to conscience and religion, freedom of thought, belief, opinion, expression, including freedom of press and other media of communication; freedom of peaceful assembly; and freedom of association.
I like that people can say what they think and believe, freely in our country. I have learned a lot from people who have taken the time to explain to me what they believe. I have talked to many people, some I knew before, some I didn’t. I love a good conversation discussing various beliefs, you’ll have to ask my family about this one. The people I have talked to have made me look deeper into what I believe so I can see if what I believe is true or if what they are saying is true.
So we are free to state, “I can believe what I want.” And I would support that person all the way to the bank with that. I mean I would never want these rights taken away from anyone, unless what they were doing and saying is taking away someone else’s rights and freedoms. (And sadly sometimes this happens}
Now to where I am going with this.
We can believe what we want but I want to believe the truth. I search for truth. There are truths that I have been searching for since I was a little child. And the more I search the more I find.
I can believe something and then find out what I believed didn’t have a strong enough base so my belief changed. When I have a foundation, a really strong belief with lots of proof, it’s really hard to change that belief. I would say it’s almost impossible.
I could believe I have $1000 in my bank account and I go and ask at the bank for the $1000.00. The clerk looks and says “you only have $50 in that account. I could say “No I have $1000 in there and she looks again and says “No there is only $50 in there.” The truth is there is only $50.00 in my account. In this case there is only one truth. (And in my case it would be because I forgot about a check I had written.)
The truth is so important to me. I don’t want to believe someone else’s beliefs just because it sounds good or sounds logical. The older I get the more I recognize that everything isn’t as it seems. I can think something but it's the truth that matters. And finding out what the real truth is, is important.
I have daughters, other family members and friends who help keep me straight, I thank God for them. I always want to be teachable but not gullible. If you can show me the truth, the facts about something then I will take that, and think it over, and often talk it over with those I trust. And if it’s a faith based question, for me, it always has to line up with the Bible. The reason I chose the Bible as my weigh scale is because I have experienced for myself, God’s love. So I know the Bible is the Truth.
Ephesians 3:1a Amplified Bible (AMP)
19 and [that you may come] to know [practically, through personal experience] the love of Christ which far surpasses [mere] knowledge [without experience],