The Other Side of the Liberating Truth

“The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.”- James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States.

We have heard the Bible quote and read the verse where Jesus says, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free,” (John 8 :32 KJV) and it’s the tail end, “the truth shall set you free”, that is quoted the most. From the sincere and sobering speeches of Martin Luther Kings Jr. to the hysterical Jim Carey in the movie Liar Liar, this quote is so widely known that you’d have to be living under a rock on Mars to not have heard it.

I am sure that when Garfield said it he wasn’t making a theological statement, however, there is an underlying spiritual truth to this quote.

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