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Monday, July 29, 2013

The Truth

and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32 ESV

We live in a time when people claim that there is no absolute truth. This belief or philosophy is interesting in the fact that if you claim there is no such thing as absolute truth then that statement itself is an absolute truth.

If we think about this idea of no absolute truth; we soon realize that rather than setting ourselves free, we make ourselves prisoner to the this one absolute truth. This one absolute truth leaves us wanting more and not being able to satisfy our need for more.

If the only absolute is that there is no absolute truth then we are at a loss for moral guidance. With no truth to pursue, there is nothing to condemn as well. So, we must accept whatever anyone claims to be their particular truth. We cannot presume to enact ethical standards on anyone or we are claiming that there are some absolute truths that don’t exist, except in our minds and therefore they have no bearing on anyone else other than those that believe these truths to be true.

Jesus resolves this situation for us; in that he is the way, the truth and the life. When we study Jesus and His teaching we discover absolute truth. When we apply what we learn to our lives we begin to enact His ethical standards in our lives and are set free from the prison of “No Absolute Truth”.

So today, let’s set our minds free from the prison of post-modern thought and delve into the rich TRUTH of Jesus the Christ.

© 2013 Leo J. Woodman

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