Suppression of Truth

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    Acts 4:15-20 says, “But when they had commanded them to leave the council, they conferred with one another, [16] saying, “What shall we do with these men? For that a notable sign has been performed through them is evident to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. [17] But in order that it may spread no further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more to anyone in this name.” [18] So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. [19] But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, [20] for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.”

    Dishonest and ungodly men have always tried to suppress the truth. These men had seen this miracle and could not deny it, yet their biggest concern was keeping the truth quiet so that fewer people would know that truth. If we suppress the truth we are ungodly. If we don’t want people to know the truth then we are wicked to the core. Godly people speak truth. Godly people realize that our ultimate judge is God and we refuse to compromise His truth.