Truth Is Not Relative
Part 1 in a series
by Ken Pullen
ACP – http://acrookedpath.com
Saturday, December 7th, 2013
As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.
Daniel 9: 13
“…If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Jesus Christ speaking in John 8: 31,32
The truth is the truth whether you can stomach it or agree with it. What we choose to believe as true is often, I would go as far to say the majority of the time, based upon environment. Conditioning. Propaganda. The message those around us, those in power, those desiring control want us to believe. In other words the majority of men and women gravitate to the evil and lies of the world, and obey the father of lies, Satan, rather than obey the truth of God, Jesus Christ the Lord, the Holy Spirit, and the Word of God – the uncorrupted, non-perverted, not softened in translation to soothe the psyche of professed believers who would rather serve the world than God and Christ Word of God; the King James Version of the Holy Bible.
A little over 500 years ago anyone proposing anything but that the earth was flat was treated as a person would be treated today who proposes homosexuality is a sin – held in the minority and treated as if they are ignorant and ‘unenlightened.’
Jesus Christ went on in John 8 to tell those before Him, the Jews who contested they were of Abraham’s seed and were never in bondage, that “Whoever commiteth sin is the servant of sin” (John 8: 34).
The truth has become more victim to the whims of men’s objectives and definitions with the passage of time and the increase of evil. With the making the once lawless and immoral now lawful and accepted. The once deviant now defined as normal. With the visible and growing great falling away, the great apostasy of the last days the truth is sacrificed daily. The truth is sacrificed to meet a goal, an agenda. The truth is corrupted to elevate men and women. Mostly the truth is avoided and the lie is lived because the vast majority of men and women fear the light of the truth. This applies to those professing to be Christian in these times as much as it does to the unbeliever.
To do this is not always easy for me. There are times I must push myself for the spirit nor the flesh are willing. And I digress and get caught up in the whirlwind of this earthly life. I have many physical afflictions to contend and contest and counter with in order to do what it is I believe in my spirit and soul I must do for the Lord and His truth. His Word. His gospel of salvation and freedom, of grace and love, of mercy for all sinners – and that includes everyone ever born, presently alive, or yet to be born before His return.
I am at present in the throes of one of those times I must push myself at every level in order to do this which I do for the honor and praise of the Lord our God and His Son, Jesus Christ. I ask all readers of this to please pray for me that if it be the Lord’s will my days be measured further, and that He ease the burden of my afflictions so I can continue on this work I believe I am to do.
That is one truth I do not mention much.
When I was in high school, which would be going back in time over 40 year now, I was sitting in an English class in my senior year and the teacher asked “What is the only thing that is true?”
And the class was quiet at first. Then slowly one student to another began to speak words they thought were the correct answer. And the responses were all over the board. All the accepted truths people had come to believe at that point. And the teacher tossed in an objective to each one. Dismissing the responses with his learned and finite logic and knowledge, yet he refuted every answer.
After this went on for about 3 minutes I raised my hand and said, “The truth.”
And the teachers face beamed and he smiled, and he shouted “Yes! Only the truth is true!”
And the class was stymied and dazed and left wondering. Most turned off by this. You could see it in their eyes. Others intrigued.
Of course, this class, and this teacher existed that day to put forward more of the worldly knowledge and wisdom of the public school system – which by the way was light years ahead in truly educating in those days then at present – but I never forgot that experience in that particular class.
Only the truth is true.
He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
Deuteronomy 32: 4
Only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.
1 Samuel 12: 24
And there is only one truth, one source of truth: God our Creator and His Son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. The Godhead is the only source of truth in the universe. And we in our time, in our limited capacity in this fleshly dimension can know this truth through the living Word of God and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit to revel to us God’s will, God’s plan God’s truth.
God’s plan in part. God’s will for all we need to know each day of our life here on earth.
And God’s truth to set us free and bring us to Him through the salvation of the blood of His resurrected and living Son, Jesus Christ the Lord.
The example of the English class I was in over 40 years ago exhibited the teachings of ‘Relativism’ which sprung up from its dormant seed in the 20th century to sprout, grow, and consume the light of the truth. In the 20th century the truth became whatever it was anyone believed. Each individuals beliefs were true – no matter what it was they believed. It all became ‘relative.’ And this has become the accepted definition of truth in our time.
If I were to believe there is an apple in Malaysia which looks like Jesus Christ, because I believe the paintings and illustrations of what artists contend Christ looked like, and I hold that image in my mind as true, and I believe this rotting apple in Malaysia is a sign from God and can give me some sort of blessing I might bid for it, if it were placed on eBay for sale, or I might call a travel agency and book a flight and travel costing me thousands of dollars – and to the world? It’s “Whatever you believe, man, that’s fine with us. To each their own.”
We increase the lies exponentially by the nanosecond distancing ourselves from the truth and from God our Creator, and from Jesus Christ the only source of truth and life.
In this series, I know not how long it shall be, how many parts it will consist of, or how long I will be on this topic – we will discuss and enter into God’s truth. The truth only found in Scriptures. The only truth which is truly true.
To be continued…