by Randy Chambers, 2015-09-19
Romans 2:8, NIV: But for those who are self-seeking and who reject
the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
Pascal said, “Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established,
that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.” That statement is as true
today as it was in the seventeenth century. We live in a time where truth is
most often in the eye of the beholder. “What’s true for you,” some have said,
“may not be true for me.” And the claim that there is no absolute truth is
perhaps a truth unto itself, absolutely. But we know for a truth, that even as
our God is all knowing, He is also the holder of the Truth--and in Him it is
absolute. To believe otherwise is to contend that God’s truth for today may
differ tomorrow. It is only in the minds of men that truth is changing--and
frequently does so, not based on Truth, but based on personal bias, reason and
greed. “You never know how much you really believe anything,” C. S. Lewis
expresses, “until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life or death to
you.” Life or death? The Truth is, indeed, only found in Jesus--as a matter of
life: and a matter of death when we seek to find it only within ourselves.
The world is full of many truths. But our Truth is found not in this
world, but in Christ.