The United States claims to have a Christian heritage, but that heritage seems to be questionable today. Part of the reason for that may rest in the realm of whether those who call themselves Christians really believe the Word of God. Three of the prominent questions among Christians lie in the realm of God’s trustworthiness. Is God’s word true? Did God mean what He said? Does God do what He says?
Is God’s Word True?
The typical answer that you will receive from the nominal American Christian is, “Sure, God’s word is true.” But if you press into the subject just a little bit, you may find that there is some question as to whether His word is fully true. Take for instance the narrative regarding the beginning of all things, the creation.
God’s word, the Bible, clearly states that all that we see in physical creation was brought about in 6 twenty-four hour days around 6000 years ago. Many, if not most Bible reading Christians believe this account as it is written in the Bible. However, there are many Christians who do not believe it happened just that way. They, rather, believe what scientists, so-called, tell them as to how this universe came to be. They believe that it came from nothing in a “big bang” about 13.5 billion years ago. Do they have any scientific proof? Not really. Why would a Christian believe them?
The answer. They are scientists, so they must be right. What the Christian fails to see is that he, the Christian, is substituting the “authority” of the scientist in place of the “Authority” of the Creator. In essence, we are exalting the thoughts of fallible men over the Word of the Living God. Of course they are quick to say that they are only trying to make the Bible narrative conform to the scientific findings. In so doing, they are exalting the word of the scientist over the Word of God. Further defined, they do not believe God’s Word, concerning creation, to be true.
From that point it becomes easy to disprove any of what God has said in His word. The scientist says that all things must have a materialistic foundation. The scientist says that anything outside the physical realm is religion and therefore cannot be inserted into the conversation of science. By such processes as these, many have been convinced that the Word of God is not always true. With that foot in the door, it is very easy to assert which things are true and which are not depending on what one wants to prove.
When you let an outside source determine the definitions of truth, you have surrendered any opportunity of deciding if a matter is true or not. So, there must be a choice from the very beginning as to whether God determines the truth of His Word, or if men decide the truth of God’s word. If you decide men will define truth, then you will never know real truth about anything. Men’s truths are ever changing. Their truth will change to meet their needs. Their foundation is sand, not rock.
Foundations of truth
How can we know real truth? One characteristic of real truth is that it never changes. Real truth is “real” for every person, not for just some persons. Real truth does not change with the situation or circumstances. Real truth is “real” whether you are rich or you are poor. It is “real” if you are powerful or you are weak. It is “real” whether you believe it or not. Real truth does not rely on whether people think it is true or not true. Real truth will be true tomorrow and a thousand years from tomorrow. Real truth stands true no matter what.
The search for truth
Scientists say that they search for truth. That is a nice statement. But, is it true? Do they search for truth or do they search for things that support their worldview. For instance, did you know that the idea that the universe is 13.5 billion years old came from the need of those scientists, who do not wish to acknowledge a Creator, to allow for enough time for processes that might bring about the coalescing of stars and galaxies and solar systems and thereby life and its evolutionary process. It did not come about by studying first and then drawing logical conclusions, but began with a conclusion, based soley on a “belief”, and then finding the processes needed to bring about the conclusion.
To make a statement and say that it is truth without any supporting evidence is not science, it is dogma. So, after over a century of scientific study that consistently disproves the statement, it is clear that such a statement is not truth.
Real truth begins with an axiom. That axiom can be found in the Word of God, The Bible. In Psalm 119:160 it says this: The entirety of Your word is truth, and everyone of Your righteous judgements endures forever. In the New Testament Jesus confirms this axiom in John 17:17; Sanctify them by your truth. Your Word is truth.
Here we find that real truth comes from the Creator of all things. The axiom of the materialist humanist is that everything we find in the universe came from nothing. Their axiom has to continually change and adapt to the continuing growth of knowledge about the creation. The axiom of the believer of the Word of God has not changed and is continually confirmed by the increasing knowledge of the created universe.
Because so many Christians have fallen for the lies of so-called scientists and have thereby watered down the authority of the Word of God, they have in like fashion watered down all other aspects of God’s Word. Once you start down the path of not believing what God has said in His word, you will forever make excuses why God does not do what He clearly states in His word that He will do.
God’s word clearly states that He forgives ALL your iniquities. We gladly receive this. But then we proclaim ourselves as “sinners”. You can not be a “sinner” and be forgiven. You are one or the other. I hope you receive this wonderful truth and believe it.
God’s word clearly states that He heals ALL our diseases. If His word is true about our sins, is it also true about our sickness and disease?
God’s word clearly states that He gives His angels charge over us to guard us in all our ways.
God’s word clearly states that He will do for us exceeding abundantly above all that we could ever ask or even imagine.
God’s word clearly states that He will conform us to the very image of Christ.
God’s word clearly states that we will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.
God’s word clearly states that He redeems our life from distruction.
There are many more promises that God has made in His word. That is why He gave us The Bible, His Word. He has given us all the information necessary to live a full and meaningful life, even in a fallen world. Jesus said it this way, “In this world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” Because we are in Christ Jesus, we have overcome the world, too.
If you have fallen into the trap of the secular humanist and have not believed the truth of God’s Word, I encourage you to read the Bible, God’s Word to you, and find out what “real truth” is. Check out those truths. Find out that they are real. As you do that, let the love which God has for you fill your heart and mind. Begin to walk in the light of truth instead of the darkness of men who have rebelled against their Creator.
God loves you so much and has made a way for you to come into His very presence through the shed blood of His Son, Jesus, Who paid the price for our sins when He died on the cross. But, praise God, He arose on the third day and conquered the final enemy, death. He has prepared a place for you to spend eternity with Him. By grace, receive that gift and really begin to live.
God bless you!
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