And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,
and we have seen his glory,
glory as of the only Son from the Father,
full of grace and truth.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven
against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men,
who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.
For what can be known about God is plain to them,
because God has shown it to them.
Is there such thing as objective truth?
In the world I grew up in, there was.
Things were simpler then.
Much more black and white.
It’s not that everyone kept all the moral rules.
But most people agreed when the moral rules were broken.
It was not a perfect world for sure.
Many examples easily come to mind.
But in the 1960’s during my college years,
A huge change took place in our nation.
It took years for it to show, but that is when the change started.
That is when the belief that there is no objective Truth came into wider belief.
Personally, I find it difficult still to imagine how that can be swallowed by
Intelligent people, especially those who have to get astronauts into space, stop
Do brain surgery or medical treatment and develop new and ground breaking
Treatments for people in a world with constantly changing diseases.
Of course, there is objective truth!
Gravity never changes. Mathematics laws are the same as ever.
The list goes on and on. We may not have always known the laws or the details,
But the existence of so many unchangeable truths have kept our world and bodies going for a long time.
Since the 1960’s, this belief about Truth and its fluidity has filtered down into our culture.
Movies, TV, classroom textbooks, even many churches have bought into this belief.
There is no objective Truth.
We are bearing the fruit of this belief today.
We talk way too much about my truth and your truth.
And people have very little to root themselves to in the way of objective Truth.
Many do what is right in their own eyes.
In many places, crime and chaos reign!
Their bedfellows injustice, prejudice, hatred and intolerance join them.
There is no political party that can say, “We are the pure ones! We are listening to those who disagree because we care about Truth more than we care about power.”
There is no place we hear that…ever! We find spots that might be less filthy than others,
But there are no pure places.
No one seems to love Truth…or believe in it.
As the Church of Christ, both corporately and individually, we must show the world that we are truth-lovers.
That we love Truth more than power.
We love the objective Truth of GOD’s Word,
And Jesus, One who embodied Truth
And that we will be tellers of Truth in our words and actions,
As it is tempered with the Love of Christ!
***I wrote this great post for Five Minute Friday. It fell into place in an awesome way. The words poured onto the page. It was a wonderful post. I was amazed how well it came together. I clicked “save” and everything disappeared! I checked and double-checked. Sure enough. My beautiful post was gone into the hinterlands of the internet. I sighed and groaned. I wrote another post. It didn’t hold a candle to the first one. Just so you know.