What is Truth?

 In today’s world we often hear, “there is no such thing as truth” or “if it’s true for me, then it’s true – who are you to question it?  You’re just being intolerant of others!”

This world today changes the meaning of “tolerance” in order to reject right and wrong, when they argue there is no such thing as absolute morality or truth.  You are “intolerant” when you disagree with their point of view.

“Truth” by definition is “the property of being in accord with fact or reality.” (Webster’s dictionary). Truth may have only one right answer and many wrong answers.

For instance, in math, 2+2=4 and never 5,9,36, etc.  People confuse what they believe with what is true.  We need to remind them it doesn’t matter what you believe unless what you believe is also true.

Answers for the skeptic on absolute truth and morality:

1.  Adolph Hitler killed six million of God’s chosen people. According to today’s world view as long as he believed in his heart that it was the right thing to do, then it was perfectly right.  With that logic, then we need to be tolerant of other people’s views because if it is right for them, then it is right?  If it is true for them then it is true?

2. A conservative woman was on a TV program representing the opposite viewpoint of others defending relative truth and relative morality. In her response she asked, “In what situation is rape ok?”  The other guests were silent.  There are no situations in which rape is right.  Therefore, it must be wrong for all people, in all places, at all times and in every situation.  The statement “rape is wrong” is an absolute truth.  If there is one absolute truth, there can be more.

Our job is to challenge people to shake off the indoctrination of “political correct thinking” and help them see there are absolutes in our world.  Then present the truth of the Bible in regard to our spiritual lives.

Jesus said:

  “You will know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  (John. 8:32)          “Sanctify them by your truth.  Your WORD is truth.”  (John 17:17)


Excerpt from: Evangelism Explosion website (www.eeinternational.org


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