How Good is the Truth, if Nobody Knows it?

Dear brothers and sisters. I pray to our Almighty Father in heaven, through His only begotten Son, for you to have wisdom and discernment to understand this article.Question

I am writing this, as a report from Peru and parts of South America, where we distribute tracts. As we approach the end of days, it is very important to know the word of God for humanity. It is written that God’s word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. (Psalm 119:105) So I ask myself, “How can human beings walk without the word of God?” “Are they walking without light or knowledge?” The prophet David wrote, “Thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.” (2 Samuel 22:29)

Recently, I got up early in the morning and earnestly sought God. (Job 8:5) I pleaded with our heavenly Father, “How good is the truth, if nobody knows it?” Later, around 10:00 a.m., I sat at the porch of our house and saw people going by in every direction. My question was. “Do they know God?” “Do they have relationships with God?” “Do they know His truth?” “Do they know the way of salvation?” “What do they know?” Some of them wear rosaries on their necks, others wear or hang crosses around their necks or in their cars. Others go by and make, what they call, the sign of the cross in front of their faces, and they continue on their way. The word “truth” in the Spanish dictionary (La Real Academia Españòla, 1984 Edition) means, the conformity to fact or reality. God said, “My people perish for the lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6) God wants more knowledge to come to the human race. As it is written in 1 Timothy 2:4, He wants all humanity to be delivered and come to the full knowledge of the truth. So this truth can only reach the whole world through the ones who know it; those to whom the truth has been revealed.

My brethren, it is sad to see this world heading for ruin. Peru and South America are like Roman Catholic factories. Here, the Catholics use the misery of people, and the charity given to them as a means to gaining and owning the minds of the people; promoting their self destruction.

We are here in Peru by the will of God. He is keeping us here in Peru for the purpose of spreading His truth by going out on the streets with tracts. Sometimes it is hard to go into wealthy neighborhoods when we know that rejection is more likely, because they are totally controlled by Roman Catholics. Most people have been raised in Catholic traditions and educated in Roman Catholic schools.

We are thankful for the power of God’s presence in giving us words to speak so that the tracts reach people’s hands with acceptance. We see God’s power at work to rebuke the unclean spirits through prayers. (Matthew 10:1) We rejoice when we see the tracts reach people of every social condition and when we see the faces with expressions of thankfulness for the truth that feeds their minds. We praise God when we hear the ring of the doorbell or the knocking at the door when people come to request a copy of the “The Trinity Doctrine” pamphlet. We know that only the truth will set them free. (John 8:32)

So, to the saints I say: “Knowing the truth for ourselves will not do any good if we do not share it.”

Sometimes when we are riding on the bus or visiting the market people do not have the time to listen to us preach to them. Everybody is in a hurry or busy with their own things. But, through the tracts the word of God can reach them and inspire them to seek or read more. If we pray and seek God’s anointing, we can reach the people! People will take a tract and then we can let go, let God. Fulfil the word to invite people to the kingdom of God and then let the love of God be poured upon them, by you being the instrument of God.

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” (Romans 10:13-15)

Look at your feet and see how beautiful they are when you put a tract in the hands of those who know not God which allows the truth to reach their hearts.

How sad it is when there is no support to continue in the battle, or when your ammunition is finished. How long does Argentina have to wait for the truth to reach them, or Chile, Paraguay, Ecuador, etc. (Matthew 24:14) Why do we feel so good to do so little, when we can do so much more? I thank God for the saints, who support our work in Peru. I want to let you know that if in Peru and the forgotten cities of the Andes and the Amazon, if someone knows the truth it is because God inspired you to help. God bless you and keep you. (Numbers 6:24-26)


(Aland Ashton writes from his home in Lima, Peru, where he publishes and distributes tracts, and feeds orphans. Please keep him and his work in your prayers. You may contact him by e-mail at:, or by postal mail at: Avenida Nicolas de Ayllon No. 737, Correo Central de Chaclacay, Lima 8, Peru.    Editor)