By What Standard?

February 25, 2014 by  
Filed under A Monday AM BLOG

TRUTH – is Revealed, Propositional, Transcendent, Authoritative, Incarnate and Transforming.

The past decade has seen seismic changes in the culture of the United States of America. Conduct viewed as normative today was virtually and properly condemned as practically and morally reprehensible just 10 years ago.

What single issue has changed that makes such a dramatic ‘student body left’ transition possible?

Abandoning our fidelity to Truth!

Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world – to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” (John 18:37).

Jesus’ response to Pilate posited for all time and eternity that TRUTH is the standard by which all men and nations are measured. He is righteous and God’s Word and God’s Son reveal Truth to Power.

The lead banner on this article posits terms that characterize Truth. They are:

Revealed – No one would know God apart from His self-revelation. He has made Himself known to us and that knowledge is rooted in history and recorded in Scripture. The Greeks saw God from a perspective we label Deism. God created all things but has no participation in the unfolding of events. John tells us that when we want to know God we need only look at Jesus. In His coming He has exegeted, put on public display, led out into the open for all to see this Sovereign, Holy and Loving God.

Propositional – The Ten Commandments are not suggestions. Moral Law applies to all people of all time in every place. Have no other God’s before Him. That applies today. Who is your God?

Transcendent – The Scripture declares that TRUTH is forever settled in heaven; Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. (Psalm 119:89). The only objective source for a discussion of heaven or hell is the Word of God. All else is hypothetical speculation.

Authoritative – Philosophical systems endeavoring to describe and explain reality are multitudinous. All except Christian Theism lay on the ash heaps of history. Truth endures in the Special Revelation of God and the Person of Jesus Christ.

Incarnate – Truth is not merely a philosophical football. Truth is embodied in the Person of Christ. In His 33 years he lived a sinless life. Through the redemption purchased in his death mankind is enabled to live in freedom from the penalty of sin.

Transforming – History is replete with those who came to the Bible to prove that is was merely a collection of myths and legends. As they studied it’s pages to refute the truth-claims expressed, they were transformed. For any who would challenge the propositions I present in this article, get a copy of the Bible (English Standard Version) and read it. Warning – you will either yield to Jesus as LORD or put it down, deny Truth and by doing so seal your eternal destiny.

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13)

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