Written by cycleguy on January 8th, 2020

In my last post I talked about PostModernism and the importance of feelings to our culture’s way of thinking.  I can’t think what I want to think because it is “all about me anyway.” I don’t like God’s rules or standards so I’ll make up my own. Talk about a world of hurt for a world in hurt!!

For this post I’d like to take you a bit further. Back in April of 2018 I purchased a book by Steve Lawson entitled The Moment of Truth. Steve is a pastor, a professor and has a ministry dedicated to biblical preaching. I bought it because I was appalled by what some were calling preaching these days. You know…the kind of nonsensical garbage from the “Your Best Life Now” author and others who want to preach their own ideas as Gospel-even though those ideas violate Scripture. Even though they leave out vital truths like sin, salvation by the blood of Christ, etc. Anyway, I digress. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t falling into that hole myself so I bought this book.  The first chapter was titled “What is Truth?” and he gave 8 distinguishing marks of truth. I chose 4 that I shared this past Sunday. The main thoughts are his; the commentary is mine.

#1- Truth comes from God. Truth is divine. All truth originates with God.  I’m certainly glad it doesn’t originate with man. We can’t even make up our minds what we are going to wear in the morning! Salvation is what God says it is. A lifestyle is wrong or right by what God says, not what I think.

#2- Truth reigns supreme. Truth is absolute.  Our culture may say truth is relative but it isn’t. Just like water conforms to its container, so does our version of “truth” today. Not God’s version.  Let me give you an illustration; I am 6’5″ tall. You can disagree with me but it doesn’t change the truth. You can say I’m only 5′ or I am a giant and must be 7’6.” But your thoughts don’t change the truth.

#3- Truth is a fact. Truth is objective. Truth never blurs the line of distinction. We can’t say something is truth one minute and then “fudge” the next. That is why we can’t base truth on our feelings. They change and waver too much.

#4- Truth stands as truth. Truth never contradicts itself. What is says once; it says again and again. If it changes then it is not the truth. God doesn’t say to you, “I love you with grace” but turn to me and say, “I can’t stand you. You aren’t good enough for me.” God’s truth is always the same.

Four marks that make truth stand out. I hope you will grasp onto truth and not let go. What do you think?


9 Comments so far ↓

  1. Glynn says:

    If you ever wanted evidence of how countercultural Christianity is, this explains it.

  2. Ryan S says:

    There is a certain danger as well that comes with the idea of subjectivity as it relates to truth. Rules, laws, etc. is all based on a basic understanding of truth. Without a baseline, there is anarchy.
    Can’t disagree with your thoughts.

    • cycleguy says:

      Agreed Ryan. The sad issue we have today is many of our thoughts have not baseline. hence, the anarchy in our culture toward biblical beliefs and standards.

  3. Hey! He stole the title of one of my books! 🙂 All kidding aside, truth is truth is truth, and it comes from God. Nothing we think or feel matters when it comes to God’s grace and promise, and we can’t be tossed about by the capricious whims of society at large.
    Blessings, Bill!

    • cycleguy says:

      I’m guessing he read your book and thought what a great title! 🙂 But you are right on the capricious whims of society. Thanks Martha for the comic relief

  4. I agree with you that truth is divine, absolute, objective and unchanging.

    The thing is, man is changing by his very nature. And in doing so, also his perception of reality … of truth, changes. The Ten Commandments were a set of clear instructions on how to behave. But over time, man has changed them and debated them that they now no longer resemble the original instructions. “It is OK to do (something) as long as it is justified” seems to be the modern interpretation of the Commandments.

    I hope we have not gone too far in bending the truth.

    God bless.

    • cycleguy says:

      Sadly you are right Victor. man is changing “the rules” to fit our own schemes. Someone suggested they are no longer called the 10 Commandments but the 10 Suggestions.

  5. Ed Damas says:

    I like the old saying “the truth hurts, but it will set you free!”