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EMBRACE TRUTH – By Pastor E.A. Adeboye

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”To their undoing, the allure of office has proved to have a strong corrupting influence on many people around great leaders, including ministers of God. ”Even the best of men and women begin to exhibit sycophancy, flattery and systematic manipulation soon after introduction to the corridors of power, and as a result, most leaders today are either starved of the truth or presented with filtered, edited or colored version of it” …. E.A. Adeboye  This piece will open with a preamble, contributed by TERRIFIC HEADLINES, to beef up the subject under reference  , in view of its very strong importance to societal development and the need to treat this matter judiciously. ‘’Modern philosophy and science have advanced a notion of truth as pure and simple factuality that is opposed to the rich conceptuality and ambiguity found in literature’’ (Perlman, Lee) Three major assumptions we make to convince ourselves that we are right are highlighted byKathryn Schultz, the author of Being Wrong, who identified the three factors as: Ignorance Assumption: We believe that others are uneducated or lack the information that we have. That’s why they are wrong. If we share our knowledge, they will stop being ignorant. Idiocy Assumption: Other people have the same information as we do, but they can’t put the pieces together. They are not as smart as we are. That’s why they are wrong; and Evil Assumption: We operate under the premise that others know the truth (and know we are right) but are distorting it. They are wrong on purpose — they want to cause evil. Schulz, a former book critic for New York magazine emerged the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. TRUTH AS OUR SAVING GRACE: The whole world is in turmoil. There are innumerable conflicts provoked by religious, economic and political considerations. Ian Bremmer,  in a publication in The Globe and Mail asserted that: There’s a larger crisis coming. Many of the storms creating political turmoil in the United States and Europe – including job-killing technological change in the workplace and a sense of grievance at income inequality – are now crossing into the developing world, where governments and institutions are even less prepared than their Western counterparts. Developing countries are especially vulnerable, because their institutions and social safety nets aren’t as strong as in wealthier countries. Bremmer, an American political scientist and specialist in United States foreign policy in transition, and global political risk notes further that: ‘’They…

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