The Appeal of the Truth is to our Faculty of Rationality not to our Faculty of Obedience
The appeal of Christianity is addressed to our faculty of rationality not to our faculty of obedience. Our faculty of obedience is broken and, hence, unreliable. It has been broken since the age of Adam and Eve. Its brokenness is the source of our original and subsequent sins. But God did not stop the execution of his rescue plan to fix our broken faculty of obedience. He did not take a break to make a repair. Why? God has a backup plan. To rescue us from our dire predicament in the valley of tears, all that God needs from us is a Jinba ittai between the truth and our faculty of rationality. God's backup plan is to persuade us through our faculty of rationality to join the new exodus that is making its escape through the valley of tears from slavery under the yoke of Pharaoh to freedom with God and his holy family in the promised land. Rational creatures seek the sweetness of paradise and flee the sourness of godlessness. It is contrary to our self-interest to do otherwise. It is crazy to do otherwise. When fueled by the truth, our rationality steers us in the right direction. When the fuel of truth is fouled by illusions, our faculty of rationality steers us astray. Therefore, shatter the illusions that hide the sweetness of paradise and the sourness of godlessness from us. Shatter them with the sledgehammmer of truth as the blow of a hammer shatters glass. Shatter the illusions that distort our perception of reality. Pick up the rock of truth and throw it at the illusions to shatter them into smithereens. The catylyst of God's rescue plan is the truth. All truth? No, only the subset of truth that pertains to the illusions. Truth that does not pertain to the illusions is irrelevant.
"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" .
P.S. Another Jinba ittai worthy of contemplation exists between our hunger and thirst and the bread and wine of the most Holy Eucharist.
Rational creatures seek the sweetness of paradise and flee the sourness of godlessness. It is against their self-interest to do otherwise. It is crazy to do otherwise.
Figuring It Out for Ourselves
We must figure it out for ourselves. Nobody can figure it out for us. The lesson of Adam and Eve is that our faculty of obedience is broken. But do not despair. God installed a backup system within us. It is our faculty of rationality. Fueled by the truth, our faculty of rationality steers us in the right direction. Rational people seek the sweetness of paradise and flee the sourness of godlessness. It is contrary to our self-interest to do otherwise. It is crazy to do otherwise. The truth sets us free.