Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Truth in the Postmodern Age

Millard Erickson states, "...truth is not relative but absolute. Our knowledge of that truth, however, is frequently relative, being restricted by our own limitations." - Chp. 7 of Christian Theology.  This is an entirely unacceptable reality of our postmodern age.  While Erickson certainly didn't intend to propose that the truth is in the eye of the beholder which would make it relative what he does point out is that because of our own human limitations we cannot fully comprehend the ultimate essence of truth.  How could we when we evaluate our environment through grimy spectacles and mutilated consciences? What we quickly come to realize is that we are in desperate need of the revealing, convicting, and penetration of the truth into our hearts and minds. From where will this truth come? It must come from the source of truth. It must come from the one who is the Truth.

Let us then determine in our hearts to place ourselves in the presence of the blinding, convicting, unwavering Truth who will strip away every layer of our sinful existence leaving only our naked soul clothed in righteousness.

Let us then determine in our hearts to know the Truth as He has revealed Himself in His Word.

"For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart."
-Hebrews 4:12

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