I’ve watched numerous biographical movies and read many biographical books of those arrested under communist regimes. There is always one point that remains the same from story to story. It doesn’t matter which continent or country in every story the one under arrest must agree to their guilt by signing a paper indicating, ‘Yes this charge against me is true.’

Of course, the charge is never true. And much, the entirety in fact, of the person’s time in prison is spent by the prison authorities working to obtain this agreement of their guilt. All of the tortures and atrocities are meant to break a person whereby they end up saying, ‘Yes what you say about me is true.’

It is as though the regime, the authorities, have no clear way of determining punishment until the agreement is made.

But isn’t this the same in all our lives?

Isn’t this but an extreme example of the same battle each and every day where we must choose to stand up for who we are, truly are, or give way to the barrage of lies about us.

We give the second witness that determines our future. We either agree to the lies or we stand in the truth.

There is no two ways about it. It truly is one or the other.

Which are you agreeing to today?

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