Dr. Howard Hendricks tells the story of a teacher named Mrs. Fisher who was recovering from surgery. Her fourth grade class sent her a card which read, “Dear Mrs. Fisher, your fourth grade class wishes you a speedy recovery by a vote of 15-14.” The most truthful people in society are often children. They can fabricate their fair share of falsehoods but they are often painstakingly truthful.
What has happened to our society? Never before has civilization embarked on such a rugged, aggressive campaign to destroy the clearly marked boundaries of truth. Since Pilate made that infamous statement, “What is truth?” (John 18:38), our world has plunged deeper into the murky waters of scepticism and relativism. We have prided ourselves on allowing the intellectually elite to spoon feed us their ridiculous reasonings. They boldly assert that truth cannot be objective and yet in their very arguments they set themselves up as the source of authority.
To the carnal mind, truth is either totally subjective or it is the result of the best thinking in philosophy, science and art. Yet the believer finds truth in God’s Word (John 17:17). Truth cannot be found apart from the Bible.
Peter, speaking to scattered Christians, said, “Wherefore, I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.” (2 Peter 1:12)
We do not need the re-invention of truth – we need the reinforcement of truth. No matter what thoughts or reasonings are floating around, take your Bible and say to the Lord, “I believe that everything within the pages of this Book is truth and nothing else.”
Thank the Lord that God’s Word has, “…given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness…”. (2 Peter 1:3)
Post by: Matthew Little, NBBI President