Series Introduction ~ The Creator of this universe clearly asserts that there is “absolute truth.” Each member of the Trinity confirms this—as does the Word of God. Thus, the popular concept of a few decades ago of their being “relative truth” and the current common perception of “your truth” and “my truth” are false narratives according to Almighty God.
Key Scripture ~ “Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to strive about words to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers. Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness. And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort, who have strayed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past; and they overthrow the faith of some. Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: ‘The Lord knows those who are His,’ and, ‘Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity’” (2 Timothy 2:14-19).
Other Passages ~ Jesus said, “I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth” (John 17:14-19).
“For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe” (1 Thessalonians 2:13).
Comment ~ The spoken Word of God, the written Word of God, and the living Word of God (Jesus Christ) while He was on earth are all the truth. Have you heard the truth? Are you really listening with open ears?
Closing Thought ~ There is a common saying, “Figures don’t lie—but liars figure!” In other words, people can manipulate data. While that may be true, the reality is truth is always truth—even if the majority doesn’t believe it to be (or if data has been manipulated)! In like manner that which is false is untrue regardless of how many believe it to be true. C.S. Lewis put it this way, “When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind.”
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