Does Absolute Truth Matter?

The fact is truth is truth regardless of what we want or have been led to believe.
by Ray Jones on November 23, 2022 presented a little true false quiz regarding some of the common myths we have been led to believe. Here are just a few examples you may have heard.

 True or False… Humans use only 10 percent of their brains. It’s false. This media darling has been around for at least a century. Fortunately, MRI imaging clearly demonstrates--with fancy colors, no less--that humans put most of their cerebral cortex to good use, even while dozing.

True or False… A chicken can live without its head? It’s true, and not just for a few minutes. A chicken can stagger around without its noggin because the brain stem, often left partially intact after a beheading, controls most of its reflexes. One robust fellow lived a full 18 months. 

True or False… It takes seven years to digest gum. It’s false. While it may prove a bit more difficult to break down than organic foodstuffs, chewing gum gets no special treatment from the digestive system. Doctors figure this old wives’ tale was invented to prevent kids
from swallowing the rubbery substance.

True or False… Seasons are caused
by the earth’s proximity to the sun. It’s false. The Earth's distance from the sun during its yearly elliptical orbit actually has little effect on temperature. It's the angle of the Earth's tilt--toward the sun in the summer for the Northern Hemisphere and away in the winter that dictates climate.

The fact is truth is truth regardless of what we want or have been led to believe. Yet more and more people in our world are choosing to create truth (which is really lies) based on their wishes, desires and preferences rather than the facts and absolute truth.  

 Bob Unruh in a recent article for WND highlighted a new poll showing that a majority of younger Americans simply don't believe in absolute truth. They believe that each person defines his or her own truth. This is the conclusion of a poll taken by in conjunction with McLaughlin and Associates, who surveyed 1,000 likely general election voters nationwide October 12-17.

 The poll’s results are tragic and indicate that America has moved past the "tipping point”. Accordingly, 55% of Americans ages 18-29 now think "each person determines their own version of truth." That opinion was also held by those in other age groups, but the percentage diminished as people got older. Does “absolute truth” exist? For those ages 30-40, 46% believe each person can pick the truth they like, for those 41-55 it was 35%, for those 56-65 it was 31% and for those over 65, it was 32%. "The number of Americans who say there is no absolute truth is alarmingly high. But among young adults, we have now officially passed the tipping point. The majority of youth now say that each person determines their own version of truth," explained Jeff Myers, president of "The loss of truth has grave consequences for community, justice, a sense of purpose, and mental health. I'm not aware of any civilization that has abandoned reality to this extent and survived.”

Jesus said, “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” We are not liberated by our “own truth,” we are set free by “The Truth!” And in John 14:6 Jesus said, “I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life…” He is not a truth of our own making, but “The” standard for all truth. Ever wonder why our world is in such a mess? It is the result of attempting to fabricate our own “truth”.  Perhaps that is why the Bible says, “there is a way that seems right a to a man, but its end is the way to death.”

(Proverbs 14:12) Remember, God is always trying to take you someplace new. I love being your Pastor!

 For God’s Glory Alone,

 Pastor Ray

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