Absolute Truth – Absolutely!

    Sometimes the insane turns sane if you start thinking how to decide what the real issues of life are really all about.    When Robert Shapiro was asked by Larry King on his nation-wide radio program what really happened that day with O.J. Simpson, Shapiro would not comment on what really happened but that his role to defend O.J. was strictly business related.  In short, finding out the truth about what happened was not important but winning the case for his client was and that sadly enough is a comment on today`s ,moral standards. Rather than uphold the truth of what really occurred that day, he pointed out that the nature of his work was about doing what is best for his client. Truth was not the main issue but getting his client off regardless of O.J.`s evident condition of guilt.   If it is only about “the nature of his business” as an attorney, as Shapiro insists it is, than truth is not the main consideration, afterall. Sadly, that same attitude can be found in too many today.

  To think we can live without absolutes is not sustainable for any society in any age.  Left unchecked, corruption in our society inevitably will implode upon itself. We have already seen that in our country.   Our elective officials in Canada are leading us into bankruptcy both moral and finances, promising balanced budgets and integrity only to recant their promises once they have been elected, blaming elements beyond their control, the usual fare from lying politicians.   Insatiable greed leads hucksters to peddle religion for the sake of filling their pockets and egos. It does not stop there. It can be seen all around us. In business, many fail to produce products they advertise, and go out of business once they have made their profits, nullifying money-back guarantees.  Something as simple as not returning phone calls in order to avoid accountability for products and services are plentiful enough. Some would like to consider truth as relative which has no real reference point other than themselves. They say that truth is what you make of it. That kind of thinking proves contradictory since to affirm that no absolutes exists is to assert an absolute in itself,  and second, it would mean that if truth is relative as the individual says it is, than what is to say that what you decide is true may in effect be false, since it is left with you to decide what is true and what is false. This kind of reasoning would excuse the Hitler’s and criminals of this world to do whatever they wish and justify it in a similar way in countries where Islamists carry out genocide do.    They justify their evil by their own standards of right and wrong and since no universal standard exist than who is to have the final say? That is why to maintain that life can exists without absolutes can only lead to self-destruction.

  The Bible is truth.  We find our reference point in it.  Much like a GPS (global positioning system for vehicles),  we can find our way in life by making the Truth of God our benchmark for living.   In the early going of the Apollo space mission, when the craft rounded the moon and the astronauts saw the  earth, incredulously one astronaut exclaimed, “in the beginning.” The exact words as the start of the book of Genesis.   Too, we need to find our explanation to all that is in life in God, if we are going to find reality and safety. I say safety because eternity is part of our future once this life is over.  God has sent His Son into this life to prepare us and we are not ready for death without faith in Christ; for sacrificing His life on the cross for His people. Christ was sent to purify us of our sins, for which we would suffer eternally in hell if it  were not for the salvation God has granted anyone who trusts in His Son and repents of their sins. In Hebrews 1:1-4 the author speaks in large terms about the full-orbed work of Christ where He is described as both Sustainer of the universe and Redeemer.

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.

  The author of Hebrews speaks later in chapter two verse one to pay closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.   

  Will you pay close attention to who Jesus is and what He has done on Calvary.  Will you commit to Him and receive forgiveness of your sins by approaching Him in prayer and confessing your sins to Him now.