As pliable and changing to it’s user as a chunk of fresh Play-doh.
This is my layperson definition of the word TRUTH, as it is used today.
An online dictionary defines it as, “verity, fact; true statement, truism; fundamental reality, basic fact, state or quality of being true; factualness; conformity with reality; conformity with a standard; sincerity, honesty.”
If something is true, it’s true for all people everywhere. It’s a fundamental reality.
So I could make this statement. “Gravity is true. If you step off a roof, you will fall.”
If someone decided to be controversial and test my theory, they probably wouldn’t live long enough to tell me yes, you’re statement is true, they just know it is.
It’s true for Californians, Canadians, Africans, Europeans, and residents of Antarctica.(If there are any roofs there.)
If something is true, it’s true for everyone everywhere.
In all truthfulness, no pun intended, is that’s not how TRUTH is used anymore. “Well that may be true for you, but that’s not my truth.” I hear people say to each other. Or someone will say to me, “I’m really glad you’ve found your truth, but I’m still seeking.”
Really? Is truth really that relative?
I don’t think so, logically speaking.
For instance, if you tell me that there’s no absolute truth, and that truth is relative, than your logic will tend toward this scenario. You’re driving your car. At a stoplight someone comes from the side at gunpoint and pulls you out, but he slides himself in. He now has your car, and is headed toward the border.
If you believe truth is relative, what’s the big deal?
The thief wanted your car. That was his truth. So someone can hijack your car, because their truth tells them that your car should be theirs? Or, someone with a murderous bent should be allowed to exercise that freedom because their truth is relative to that? No? Why? Because that is wrong? Who decides that? The laws we have in place; state government…federal law?
Believe it or not, the original laws stem from the Bible J and I speak about. The no-no’s of today, were written from the 10 commandments. Do not steal. Do not kill. You will, if apprehended and convicted, spend time behind bars for committing an offense against humanity, and God, whether you like it or not.
If truth is not rock solid, and not universal, it can be made to change by every single person holding on to it.
My goal this year is to show you that there is one Truth you can grasp hold of, and stand on with great certainty. God is real.