CMA is in the midst of our annual Labor Day Campout. Breakfast this morning was provided by fellow campers. The hospitality was amazing and the biscuits and gravy were wonderful and nourished our bodies. However, it was the conversation that nourished my soul. A comment was made that started me thinking about truth and how society perceives it. 
“Truth is still truth even if no one believes it, a lie is still a lie, even if everyone believes it.”
If asked what the truth is in our world today, you would likely get many different answers. The concept of truth is highly distorted in the world we live in. Something I read recently best describes to me the state of truth in our society. “To some, truth is subjective, the truth is highly dependent on unique and personal preferences and opinions. Others believe truth is a collective judgement, a cultural consensus and some even deny the concept of truth altogether.” 

Is it any wonder we are a world in chaos and decline? It seems the idea of absolute truth (defined as something that is true at all times, in all places and has relevance for our lives) does not exist. Confusion and chaos are the results of living by the world’s standard of truth. 
Ours is a society that treats truth like a made up story or more to the point, a story we make up ourselves. We hear from others, “ believe what makes sense to you, live for what brings you pleasure and for gosh sakes, don’t have a fit when someone else’s “truth” doesn’t fit your version of “truth”. Make moral and ethical decisions on what seems best to you and hope for the best. We are unique and incredible individuals and God created us to be that way. So because God puts us first, we need to put ourselves first also….. correct? 
Somehow we have forgotten that we are to make decisions based on what God thinks, not on Mother Earth or our inner desires, not on our thoughts, feelings,popular opinion, personal reasonings, scientific suppositions or anything associated with the physical world in which we live. We are not so quick to ask What would Jesus do any longer. As long as we are tolerant of others and live by the golden rule, we are good, right?
So I kept digging and came up with a definition written from what the Bible teaches. “Truth is that which is consistent with the mind, will, character, glory and being of God. In short, truth is the self expression of God.” 
There is good, and bad, dark and light in the world, but there is only one truth. Truth cannot have any true meaning apart from God, God embodies the very definition of truth. 
 Truth is not a principle, truth is a person. Truth is Jesus Christ. 

John 14:6 “I am the way and the truth and the life…………..No one comes to the Father except through me. 

Come home to the one and only truth you need, the one and only absolute truth there is. It is an issue of eternal significance. Truth will bring you life. 
Dottie
…………….and so I ride
“Truth is still truth even if no one believes it, a lie is still a lie, even if everyone believes it.”

If asked what the truth is in our world today, you would likely get many different answers. The concept of truth is highly distorted in the world we live in. Something I read recently best describes to me the state of truth in our society. “To some, truth is subjective, the truth is highly dependent on unique and personal preferences and opinions. Others believe truth is a collective judgement, a cultural consensus and some even deny the concept of truth altogether.”

Is it any wonder we are a world in chaos and decline? It seems the idea of absolute truth (defined as something that is true at all times, in all places and has relevance for our lives) does not exist. Confusion and chaos are the results of living by the world’s standard of truth.

Ours is a society that treats truth like a made up story or more to the point, a story we make up ourselves. We hear from others, “ believe what makes sense to you, live for what brings you pleasure and for gosh sakes, don’t have a fit when someone else’s “truth” doesn’t fit your version of “truth”. Make moral and ethical decisions on what seems best to you and hope for the best. We are unique and incredible individuals and God created us to be that way. So because God puts us first, we need to put ourselves first also….. correct?

Somehow we have forgotten that we are to make decisions based on what God thinks, not on what Mother Earth or our inner desires, thoughts, feelings,popular opinion, personal reasonings, scientific suppositions or anything associated with the physical world in which we live. We are not so quick to ask What would Jesus do any longer. As long as we are tolerant of other and live by the golden rule, we are good, right?

So I kept digging and came up with a definition written from what the Bible teaches. “Truth is that which is consistent with the mind, will, character, glory and being of God. In short, truth is the self expression of God.”

There is good, and bad, dark and light in the world, but there is only one truth. Truth cannot have any true meaning apart from God, God embodies the very definition of truth.

 Truth is not a principle, truth is a person. Truth is Jesus Christ.

John 14:6 “I am the way and the truth and the life…………..No one comes to the Father except through me.

Come home to the one and only truth you need, the one and only absolute truth there is. It is an issue of eternal significance. Truth will bring you life.

Dottie

…………….and so I ride

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  1. Kurt says:

    Just ask Pilate!

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