May 31, 2009

"Nobody Can Know What is Really True?"

I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth. (1 John 2:21).

People today are taught to glorify contradiction, to embrace that which is absurd, to prefer that which is subjective, and to let feelings (rather than intellect) determine what they believe.

Scripture itself is completely free of all errors and deficiencies. "It is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one tittle of the law to fail" (Luke 16:17). That is how Christ viewed Scripture, and anyone who takes a different approach is not in that respect a genuine follower of Christ.

Scripture should be both the starting point and the final test of truth in all our thinking. If Scripture is wholly true, then anything that contradicts Scripture is simply false, even if we're talking about the fundamental beliefs upon which the world's most popular ideologies are based.

That sort of black and white rationality is one of the main reasons biblical Christianity is intolerable in a generation that despises the very idea of absolute truth.

(From the small book, Why One Way? by John MacArthur. Recommended reading for everybody!!! IF I WERE RATING THIS LITTLE BOOK, IT WOULD BE AT THE TOP OF THE LIST, even before all those other books you are reading! and the good news is that its on sale at gty.com or get it at Amazon.com.).

2 comments:

Nakwana said...

My Pastor used Luke 16:17 in his sermon today. You have a very good blog.

Penn Tomassetti said...

Hi Nakwana,
That's great that your pastor preached from that verse!

Thanks for your comment.