Almost 2000 years ago in the following Scene: Pilate asks a question that is just as relevant today as it was then.
“Jesus said, ‘My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.’ ‘You are a king, then!’ said Pilate. Jesus answered, ‘You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.’ ‘What is truth?’ retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, ‘I find no basis for a charge against him.’ ” John 18:36-38
“What is the truth?” The question continues to rebound in the minds of men.
Jesus is the Way the Life and the Truth. Jesus is God, Lord over all creation. God is unchanging.
Therefore the Truth is unchanging. The truth is fixed, permanent, solid, unmoving. The truth is steady.
Why is it that relativism in our culture is so glamorous? It’s such an old lie. Articles about the “New Atheism” illuminate the self-delusion that our culture attributes so much respect. For instance…
“Four Horsemen of the Non-Apocalypse” from the WikiPedia.org article.
During a public discussion featuring Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett, the group of prominent atheists were jokingly referred to as the “Four Horsemen of the Non-Apocalypse”, a humorous reference to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse mentioned in the Book of Revelation in the Bible.
While Atheism ties itself to Rationalism and facts, which implies moral Relativism … Faith, is tied in their argument to Emotionalism and feelings – shifty Theological dogmas – that imply fanaticism. An example of this in politics here.
Why? Because rationalism is easier than faith. If one agrees with the assertion that God made man in His image, the inference is: A created being that has free will and can act against it’s own nature and interest, self-sacrificially. This is the fundamental differentiator between man beast. We are not always trapped as slaves to our nature. It would take faith and will to overcome our natural instincts to self-satisfaction. It’s much easier to just satisfy natural lusts.
God’s first witness to Himself, to truth and wisdom is His Creation,
“From where then does wisdom come? And where is the place of understanding? It is hidden from the eyes of all living, And concealed from the birds of the air. Destruction and Death say, ‘We have heard a report about it with our ears.’ God understands its way, And He knows its place. For He looks to the ends of the earth, And sees under the whole heavens, To establish a weight for the wind, And apportion the waters by measure. When He made a law for the rain, And a path for the thunderbolt, Then He saw wisdom and declared it, He prepared it, indeed, He searched it out. And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, And to depart from evil is understanding.’ ” Job 28-20-28
It’s astonishing that Creation and Science are the basis for Atheistic argumentation — when in actual fact these are testimony to God’s existence. Nature is the very means He uses to define who He is. Atheistic denial seems to fit the biblical definition of blindness and deafness to the truth.
Since the truth is unchanging, it is our awareness of it that evolves. Either by treasuring the truth or denying it, we draw near to God or we drift away.
It’s either a blessing or a curse to know that the Rock of Truth still lives.