"A lie can run around the world before truth can get it's boots on." -James Watt
One of the most perplexing things in life is listening to an intelligent person define truth. They will say things regarding truth as objective, if it's true for you it's true. Is the sky blue? It may be true for you, but not for me. Is it wrong to steal? It is for you, but not for me. Duh. Most often these explanations from the brilliant minds leave the listeners with more questions, which is their agenda, or at least it seems so. Some feel that the questioning of establised truth empowers the one having questions. But I'm quite sure that taking things that aren't yours is wrong, in any society. However, this is what is being taught to children in our schools. We should be very disurbed about that.
I don't have any doubts that truth changes, in regard to science, health care, diet, etc. Truth in lending has changed for the banking industry. How automobiles are designed have changed dramatically, as engineers have learned greater truth regarding aerodynamics. However moral values have not changed, nor will they. To be a friend, be friendly. To acquire financial security, be prudent. To provide food and shelter, work. To stay out of jail, don't break the law. Yet, even these truths, solid, proven, and handed down for milleniae are questioned. Why? To challenge? No, to remove and erase standards we understand that direct out society in a godly and good code for living, and replace those codes with ungodly and unholy humanistic directives. The purpose is to remove the very thought of God and His ways from our minds. Anything we regard as truth, is targeted to bring doubt to the purpose of the truth. Once doubted, then it is targeted to be disregarded completely.
The removal of the 10 Commandments was led by the ACLU in public schools, as a result of people who are anti-religious, normally by one, or two disgrutled individuals. The ACLU's argument was that students seeing these laws may cause students to believe them, and obey them. Of course, they use the Constitution of the United States separation of church and state clause...that doesn't exist, that's right, doesn't exist in the document, to get the job done in spite of the will of the people. Keep in mind that some of our Supreme Court judges are part of the godless group intent on re-writing our moral codes, or eliminating them, and they have a lifetime appointment. They really believe that mankind is better off without any notion of a higher power, that loved man enough to give him codes to live by. Destroy religion and you destroy societal woes. This is the instructions given by many of the "higher learning" institutions in our country.
Should we question truth? By all means. An established truth such as, stealing from others being wrong, to say that is relevant to the individual, can bring a state of anarchy to any society. Those who find religion distasteful, seem to have blinders on the immoral state of our nation. The removal of prayer from schools, the rejection to allow manger scenes during the Christmas season, along with any religious practice in government ran facilities have brought America to a new low. They, by their disregard of God, and snubbing our noses at His given truth, have helped our schools to become like a zoo in inner cities. We have fallen from being in the top ten educational systems in the world to twenty-seventh. School shootings, drug dealing, and educators who have no desire to educate, are the result of teaching that there is no one to answer to, no God, no rules, no recompense for laws that are broken. Ignoring God, denying His existence, have opened the doors to fables, i.e. biological evolution. All are results of moral relativism youth are taught, God help us! There is no proof of God except our faith in what is written in scripture. There is no proof in biological evolution, except what is written in textbooks.
Jesus said, "You will know the truth, and the Truth will set you free." (Jn.8:32) The acceptance of truth found in Christ is despicable to the ears of the evil one, and his crowd. There are reasons that those who reject the truth of God's Word, mainly, to accept it's reality, is to accept it's truth, and change their values and actions. To look at drunkeness as sin, or sex outside of marriage as sin, would destroy some of the things that drive their lives. Power, fame, money, are some of the causes for such strong opposition of the gospel, comparing a lawyer who gets a murderer off the hook, knowing he's guilty, but the case would catapult him to fame and fortune. No standard, no truth, no recompense.
Truth remains. It's wrong to steal, to lie, to hate, to have an adulterous affair, and we know it. Question all you want. Society, a century from now, will probably view our questions regarding truth today, and wonder why truths established, was questioned with such fury. Past, present, and future, truth is truth. We must know, make it a point, to understand the truth, and know how to defend it. Know what your children are taught in school. Be ready to correct the moral relativism they're taught in school. Their future depends on it.
I am gravely concerned that we are falling deeper into a pit of doubt in our world today. We are taught to question morals. Let us, as followers of Christ, become the questioners of their reason, and of their purpose. Why do you think that way? should be one of the questions we ask to those telling us to change traditional values and to rebel against the truth taught us. Truths that have guided societies and established nations for centuries. We must ask the questions, they must provide their answer.
Thanks for reading, may the God of all Truth bless and keep you all. Keith