A Voice in the
Re: Hold on to the Truth
God once spoke through the mouth of an ass. ...I am bound, not only to
assert, but to defend the truth with my blood and death. I want to
believe freely and be a slave to the authority of no one, whether
council, university, or pope. I will confidently confess what appears
to me to be true, whether it has been asserted by a Catholic or a
heretic, whether it has been approved or reproved by a council.
I cannot recant unless I am convicted by Scripture and plain reason. I
do not accept the authority of popes and councils, for they have
contradicted each other-my conscience is captive to the Word of God and
to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. God help me.
You cannot "hold on" to the truth unless you know what the truth is.
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (Jn 14:6)
"For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified." (1Cor 2:2) (VW)