Truth Exists

  • Truth exists.
    • Whether we know it or not, agree or not, or understand or not, there are truths that exist.
    • My inability to understand something – a language, quantum mechanics, brain surgery or consciousness – does not mean it does not exist.
    • To say there is no overarching truth is self-contradictory. Despite the very intelligent and high-minded sounds of the post-modem humanists in our culture who recite, “There are no overarching truths”, there are real truths.
      • If truth does not exist, then those high-minded statements are true, a clear contradiction.
      • What they really mean is there is no truth “except this one”, so there “is” one. It is similar to the “Liar’s Paradox” in logic – “This statement is false”.
    • No one who claims all things are relative actually lives that way. To claim there is no truth outside my realm of awareness is supreme arrogance.
    • Many times our churches have adopted postmodern ideas such as “everything is relative”, or “whatever”.
      • They may think this necessary to be attractive to the “unchurched”. This is not surprising since we are submerged in a sea of postmodern propaganda in our schools, media and political environments all day and night, 365 days/ year.
      • When the “whatever” attitude concerns a Christian truth, however, we may be more slothful than clever.
    • After being abused and drug around Jerusalem all night, Pilate asked Jesus if He was a king. Jesus answered in part, “…You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth…”.

Truth is not relative, and Jesus thought highly of truth. Shouldn’t we?


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