Triumphal Truth

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What is truth, where did it originate from, and why is it so heavily disputed? Noah Webster defines truth as, “conformity to fact or reality.” In the world around us, we all agree that various actions—stealing, murdering, and lying—are accepted as wrong while others—giving, loving, and obeying—are acknowledged as right. Since we build on the social norms of our ancestors, we have the freedom to build and change past standards to match our surrounding culture or our own view of right and wrong. This mindset of relativistic truth reflects the evolutionistic worldview—creation of the physical world occurred through mutations and creation of thought and reason develops through relativism. On a website called Moral Relativism, it states, “evolution teaches that life is accidental, without meaning or purpose.” Since the evolutionary theory is scientifically proven as valid, evolving truth makes sense, but can truth be truth if it is constantly evolving? Even though many trust in relativistic truth, truth which evolves and contradicts past truths is no longer stable and trustworthy. Absolute truth gives stability and security for the believer. In a world of relativistic truth, God the author of the truth contrasts the surrounding culture that rejects absolute truth. John 14:6 states that God is the, “truth;” therefore, truth originates from God. Since we as a culture hate God and reject His words as the truth, we attempt to wipe away any trace of truth and God by embracing relativism. When we embrace relativism, we become a god to ourselves and the source of truth. Relativists, who reject God the author of truth, establish truth according to the opinions of the surrounding culture and their egocentric desires.
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