Is Truth True?

“You are so close minded that I am not going to talk to you.”  I recently read this comment in response to an article posted on someone’s Facebook page. It caused me to laugh and it caused me to be sad. The humor is obvious. Why the sadness?  Because this comment is a reality of the culture that I live in. The thought process of pop culture and the majority around me goes something like this:

1.  You are wrong for judging me. 

2.  There is no truth, no one way. 

3.  You can not say that because of freedom of speech. 

4.  We need to keep religion/God out of politics, schools, and any public settings. 

Each and every one of these statements is held as fact and yet each of them contradicts itself. 

Every single person believes in a right and wrong. No matter how free a thinker, there is a moral code that each person lives by. No matter how much a person protests to let each person decide their own right and wrong, that very protester does not believe their own words. Each and every person can state an act that they believe is wrong. They believe is always wrong, always and for everybody.

“Think of a country where people were admired for running away in battle or where a man felt proud of double crossing all the people that had been kindest to him.”  C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

The point being we all have our limits of what we believe acceptable or not. 

Once we establish right and wrong, one question remains:  where do we get right and wrong?  

There is a moral code that drives us. There is a law of nature. A human code of right and wrong. Where?  What?  Who?  How do we have this inside us?  And what should we use as the basis for making our decisions?  What is the universal code that we believe all the world should follow?  When we meet with a stranger, when leaders of countries conveign together, when we raise our children, what is that universal law?

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13 thoughts on “Is Truth True?

  1. Your post reminds me of these verses (I quoted it from BibleHub, but not sure of the version):

    “But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the LORD, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. “They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares the LORD, “for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”… – Jeremiah 31:33-34

    We have God’s Word and we have the Holy Spirit. When we’re at a loss on what to believe, we know Whom to turn to.

    Bless you.

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  2. The thin line between absolute and relative morality is still a line: clear and sharp to some; soft and fuzzy to others. The New Testament gives us all sorts of good with which to battle all sorts of evil, whether it’s within us or in the world. These include gifts of discernment, knowledge and wisdom, healing and the well-known Whole Armor of God. He shows us how to fight the good fight. Spiritual warfare is not for the faint of heart and there is no turning back to the world. Just read what Paul said about turning back in his discourse through Philippians chapter 3 [http://biblehub.com/philippians/3-1.htm] and look at the promised healing of our weak-ass bodies at the end.

    A relationship with Christ begins with belief that the record about Him is true. Even Herod and Pilot (The Roman State) learned at least a little bit of Truth and the scribes, Pharisees and hypocrites (Organized Religion) heard the Word of God from Jesus. Jesus created the rift between Church and State. The public square is an open space no matter where you go. Naysayers and nitpickers should not be as effective to the convicted and converted as they are. In one place he tells us not to make a public show of our prayers, yet in another place he advises us not to deny him before men. Everyone knows that there is a time and place for everything. See Peter’s 7-step program from Faith to Charity in his second general epistle. [http://biblehub.com/2_peter/1-1.htm]

    BTW, every knee shall bow and every tongue confess at some point. Are you a lamb or a kid? The ride in the goat cart is rough, so hang tough, lambs!

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    • oh my gracious! wise words that should be shouted for all to hear! choose this day whom you will serve, but as for me and my home, we will serve the Lord! it is such a fine line that is possible for us to determine without the Lord. every person and every situation is different. we must be in step with him and his will to know what is right. THANK YOU for speaking the truth so boldly!

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  3. Cool post Caroline. In my opinion, it’s Love. Love is the only thing that we will be able to agree on because love is the only thing we ever will need to agree on. Not yet but we will eventually all agree. Everything else is a clashing cymbal in a deaf wind.

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