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Sep 28, 2014

John 18:33-38; John 14:6


Truth Defined . . .


Truth is simply a common and knowable reality that exists independently of our perception; it is objective, universal, and constant

·         In other words, truth is absolute.


A Culture in Crisis . . .


How people define truth will determine how people live their life.

·         It shapes a person’s morality.

·         It shapes a person’s values.

·         It shapes a person’s culture.

·         It shapes a person’s religious views.


If you do not take truth seriously, you will not take God seriously. 


Truth in a Post-Modern Culture . . .


Postmodernism says that truth cannot be known.  It is based on feelings, experience, and is morally relative


·         If I feel that it is true, then it must be true.

·         If my experience tells me it’s true, then it must be true.

·         I may believe something to be true, but it might not be true for others.


The Post-Modern Mindset . . .


·         Seeks not to offend, therefore it is tolerant of all beliefs as being true.

·         Seeks to eliminate a system of beliefs, therefore it offers a variety of beliefs to embrace. 

·         Seeks to deny an objectivemoral standard, therefore there is no accountability needed.

o   If there is no absolute truth, there are no consequences for living a morally relative life.  


The Truth Is . . .


There must be a moral code, or law, written within us.  (Romans 2:14-16)

·         If there is a moral law, then there must be a moral lawgiver.

·         If there is a moral lawgiver, then the moral lawgiver must be the source of all truth.

·         If the moral lawgiver is the source of all truth then the moral lawgiver must be objective, universal, and constant.