seek_truthFrancis Schaeffer stated, “If there is no absolute beyond man’s ideas, then there is no final appeal to judge between individuals and groups whose moral judgments conflict. We are merely left with conflicting opinions.”

Teenagers have to be able to see that such conflict cannot exist in society. If for example the judicial system operated under this premise, then no case could ever be settled. No blame for any action taken could be assessed. Who would want to live in a world where such chaos ruled? Who could live in such a world?

Thankfully, our judicial system does not seek to operate under this premise. In a court, evidence is brought forward, witnesses are questioned and the judge is bound by law to rule based on the preponderance of evidence and not on personal opinions. Why then does society attempt to follow a different approach in the other areas of their lives? The search for truth should be just that, the search for truth.

What we seem to have as a dominant trait in our society is not the search for truth, but an aversion to it. Absolutes threaten what society sees as freedom. When the Christian world speaks of a standard which applies to all men and by which we  all are held accountable and judged, this comes across as offensive to our society’s  ‘do what you want to do’ mentality. The chant of society is ‘no one tells me what to do’.  We do not submit well to authority even when that authority is our Creator and the preponderance of the evidence points to His existence through special and general revelation.

But look where this individualistic mindset has taken us as a country. Are we better off because of it?  Have we progressed as a nation?

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

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  1. It’s amazing to me that some will say that there can be multiple paths to truth. Huh?!! If there are multiple paths, then each and every path to truth uses a lie to get there, because all claim superiority. There can be only one Truth, and one Way to Truth.

    Bro, I believe it all comes down to submission. Will I submit to something larger than myself or not? Will I be ruled by king Matt, or King Jesus? That’s the bottom line. You hit it right when you said we have the “do what you want to do” mentality.

    Great point about the judicial system, bro! thank the Lord they don’t operate that way! Think if we graded that way!!! Ha!! How well would that go over? “

    • If we used the same procedure for grading our students, they would definitely be yelling, “That’s not fair.” So face it our world who says they believe in moral relativism really don’t believe it when it is put to the test. It is self-contradicting and self-defeating.

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