Truth, What is Truth? There is nothing that's been more compromised in today's society than truth. We live in a world that allows truth to be subjective in all areas of life. What is true for one person, may not be true for the other. Where this has begun to take the biggest leap is in the Christian Church. John MaCarthur once said, "People are experimenting with subjective, relativistic ideas of truth and labeling them Christian. This trend signals a significant departure from biblical and historical Christianity."
How are we to respond to the idea that the truth of Christ and salvation are being tampered with? It's very difficult for someone to understand that the God they believe in or the Jesus they follow is not the God or Jesus of the Bible. In the Book of John in the Bible, John says, " You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32) The question we have to ask ourselves is; Do we know the truth? Not our churches truth, not our pastors truth, not our parents truth, or even our friends truth, but the all knowing truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm not saying that your church or pastor, or even your parents don't know the truth, but have you ever checked scripture to determine if their truth is God's truth?
The Webster's dictionary say's truth is, "conformity to fact or actuality, a statement to be proven as true." Some would say that truth is just an opinion or perception. From a spiritual standpoint this is what has started to become the new norm. The Bible now is being looked at with less and less authority because what's read in it's pages has become, "just your opinion or your perception of it." What's interesting is that when we read John 14:6, Jesus say's, "I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father but by me." If that becomes just an opinion or perception for some , yet not for others, that changes the whole truth of the Bible. It sends a message that some of the Bible is true and some is not. Yet, you cannot believe just some of the Bible. You have to believe all of it, or none of it. By not believing any of the Bible, you are denying absolute Truth.
There is great evidence for absolute Truth. First, there is our conscience. That little voice in us that says something should be a certain way. Second, there is Science which means "with knowledge." If there's no absolutes, then why study anything. Science is proving on a daily basis with great evidence that the Bible and it's writings are true. And the last is Religion, which is the attempt to give us the meaning of life. All religions seem to want to give us a way to fix man's problems. Yet, truth has been revealed to us through God's Word. I have found that knowing that absolute truth is only found in a relationship with Jesus Christ and a correct understanding of the Word of God.
The question you must ask yourself is, "Do I know this Truth?" Do I just know the story or do I really know and understand this life changing truth? Once you understand this truth are you prepared to wait, wait for God to reveal Himself to you. While your waiting, will you worship and serve Him in Truth?
Since what might be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world, God's invisible qualities, His eternal power, His divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.