Tuesday, March 26, 2013

What Is Truth?

“What is truth?” Pontius Pilate asked Jesus Christ this very question in John 18:38. It seems as though the world is asking Jesus the Christ the same question even today.

It would not take you very long in talking to people to find someone who feels that truth is a matter of opinion. Often ignored is the fact that Jesus Christ, the Son of God said in fact that we can “know the truth and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32)

Relativism is rampant in today’s society. Unfortunately relativism is not a problem found only in those of the world today, it is found likewise in “religious people.” Religious people in various groups have decided that the Bible is a book of suggestions, instead of the inspired word of God. Just one such evidence of this problem came to light in recent weeks. A Methodist church in North Carolina has said they will no longer perform weddings until same sex marriage is made legal in the United States. This group has made a declaration that God’s plan for marriage is not good enough and needs to be changed. They are not alone, we can regularly read of various religious groups pulling further and further away from the truth. What can we do about it? Is there a solution?

As the church that Jesus Christ purchased with His blood, we must stand firm on the Word of God. It is a sad state of affairs when we hear of people and sometimes even Christians treating the Bible as a matter of opinion, to be interpreted according to the needs of the reader. We must remember the inspired words of Paul to the young preacher Timothy, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training on righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16). The Bible is not a matter of opinion and Jesus the Christ is not changing His commands, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).

If there happens to be a change on morality as it applies to God’s word, it was not God who changed, it was man. If we are to be pleasing to Him we must stay firm in the pattern which Jesus the Christ left for us.

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