July 01, 2014 5:50 am

It Is Not Truth That Bends, But Our Selves

By: Ron Bender-BenderBytes

Let me introduce myself. Hello, my name is Ron Bender and yes, Mind Bender along with BenderBytes are a play on my name. I thought by having a little fun I could share some very important information about "Truth". As You will find out truth is like the Elephant in the room. We all know it's there but find many reasons to ignore it. MindBender is a place where we not only acknowledge the truth but we actually provide the facts of its existence. How would your life be different when you learn how to be free from lies? Imagine what your life would look like living in the Truth from now on. By following the articles here you can know the truth and be set free from all the lies, opinions, and deceptions.

Q: "Have you ever believed in something only to find out that what you believed was a lie? Have you wanted to give God a chance but just did not really know if he existed'?" To know something is far more powerful and rewarding than to believe in something. I used to believe in Santa Clause and the Easter bunny, but no matter how beautiful my mother would color those eggs, I finally figured out the truth. However disappointing it was, I would rather Know the truth than believe a lie.

“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American writer

I have learned over the years that to succeed in life you need to be flexible. Not like play dough that is changing all the time but like steel that will bend given the right amount of force.  Changing your mind, your habits, or even your beliefs should only be done when you have the facts (force) and understanding (Your Will) that what you are changing to is the truth. 

No! Please! I don't want to change.

Mind Bender is a collection of facts and knowledge that will help you understand. It will show you the truth. The truth does not bend, we do. When we understand the truth we have to be willing to Bend to it. But I will warn you of one thing. What you read here is the truth. Can you handle the truth? For me to be able to handle the truth I needed to think differently. I needed to stop believing lies. I needed to bend my mind around the truth instead of trying to bend the truth around what I wanted to believe. In this picture we see a man using his might to bend steel. This is how we have been taught most of our lives. We have had parents, who were bigger, governments who were powerful, or we followerd those who we thought were "cool".

Yes, steel can be useful when we can bend it for different purposes. But forcing steel fractures the structure of the steel creating an imperfect product. Forming steel creates a true, strong, and lasting piece that can be used for a lifetime.

Wow! That Wasn't so bad!.

This is the concept of Mind Bender. I didn't just want to believe in something just because my parents told me. Lets face it they were the ones that taught me about Santa Clause and the Easter bunny. I needed to stop believing in all the lies that other people were shouting around me. I wanted to know the truth, if it existed. It is easier to say I believe than to say I know. When you know something you can usually back it up with facts or evidence. Take God for instance; I believed in God all my life, but to my regret I can only say that I have known Him  these past few years. Who is this God? Is there really a God? How can I believe something I cannot see? If I just knew for sure I would gladly give up everything.....so I said.


So I have searched for answerers and knowledge, I needed to gather the facts. I needed to know the truth. For example: Can I find  happiness in my life without having a need for God?  Can I enjoy an intimate relationship on my terms. Yes, but we find it is empty and quickly not enough for us. We are always searching for the next thing that will make us happy.

"There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way."
C. S. Lewis


I still wanted it my way! But Left to my own devices it didn't work out all that well. Many questions were looming me in the face. I had to make a choice. On the one hand I could go on with life with out a care for a God I didn't understand. On the other hand, if there is a God, than I really do need to think differently. I wanted to know once and for all Does God Exist? For a time I had found happiness blindly going along my way. Now I am older and wiser and able to think for myself. I needed to understand if there was a God. I needed to do some research. There must be evidence that will prove it to me one way or the other. How can you be free, if you don't even know you're believing a lie in the first place? The Key To Freedom.

These were some of the hard questions I had to ask myself. I am sure you have also.

Think of it like this. Riding a tricycle seems fun to a child, but later if that child grows up and drives a Porsche, the tricycle seems pretty boring. You might think you've got all you'd ever wanted in life, but you might be saying that from the perspective of someone riding a tricycle. If God is real than he must be the Porsche. He must be great. So I wanted to know Him. Know Him for sure.

About Ron Bender

I don't have a DR or PHD in front of my name. I have spent the last 40 years working with people in various settings. As A teacher, supervisor, and missionary I have put on many shoes, walked down different paths along with many other people. Most of which has been trying to wrap our minds around the truth. Truth about God, our country, our relationships, and just about everything else. What I don't do is take the news, social media, and people in general for what they say is the truth. I don't believe you should either. If you're new to truth seeking, or have been seeking for some time, the key is to be open minded. I will warn you though, sometimes the truth is a hard pill to swallow. Walk with me now as we go on this journey to seek the truth

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