It seems that just about everyone blogging or commenting on issues of the day claim to represent truth. However, their ideas are often diametrically opposed to each other, and we find ourselves living in a fractured society.
The post truth mindset of our time tells us we can all have our own truth. The result has been confusion and increasing dissension. So, is there a way to know which convictions are right?
Jesus Christ said that he is the truth. He told Pilate that everyone on the side of truth listens to him. Since close to 80 percent of Americans still claim they believe in Jesus, it is astounding how many of us seem to get our “truth” from other sources.
If all truth must be in agreement with Jesus, the only place to get it is the Bible. But, we must approach it with the knowledge that either all of it is true or all of it can be questioned, and that concept brings us right back to the problem of depending on ourselves for truth.
Depending on one’s self for truth is a deadly snare. Scripture tells us Satan is a deceiver and appears as an angel of light. Christians who spend little to no time searching the Scriptures for themselves and letting it form their worldview will most likely find themselves more in agreement with Hollywood and unbelievers than with the Bible.
Jesus also taught that truth and freedom are connected. That tells us that if the light of truth goes dim in America, freedom will suffer as well. Those who value freedom must recognize the importance of finding eternal truth, a truth that doesn’t depend on our own understanding.