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Is There Such a Thing as Absolute Truth?

on August 4, 2019

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Judges 21:25- “In those days Israel had no king; all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes.

 

On a newscast I saw recently, it was reported that 91% of American teenagers in America don’t believe in absolute truth.

They believe that truth is relative. They think that what is true for one person may not necessarily be true for someone else.

The article said this is what kids are being taught in school these days. It begins with classroom discussions of tolerance of others’ thoughts, beliefs, sexual orientation, and so on. 

Over time, this is carried to the extreme. No one is wrong. Everyone is right.

However, there are a lot of absolutes in our world. God gives many examples in the Old Testament of what happens when people do what is right in their own eyes, rather than following God’s commands. 

There are consequences to doing what we want when our ways go against God’s laws. 

One reason God’s Word was given to us was so that we would learn how God expects us to live… and see the results of disobedience. 

The Israelites fell away from worshipping God and into the worship of idols. When they did, God delivered them into the hands of foreign oppressors. When they cried out to God, he raised up judges who saved them from their enemies. But, after the judges died, the people went back to their old ways. 

When they served God, they prospered, but when they served idols they suffered. 

When they did what they felt was right in their own eyes, they suffered oppression from others and judgment from God.

God is clearly telling us that His Truth is Absolute. He expects us to do what is right in His eyes—not ours. 

 

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