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What Is True For You May Not Be True Pt. 2

Published on 12/3/2015
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What Is True For You May Not Be True Pt 2

    If you haven't read part 1, you could read it now by clicking here.

   Near the end of part 1, I said that since we don't give up seeking to know things like how to get to a destination or how to do something, it doesn't make sense to give up wanting to know something as important as what is true.

    Of course there are those who think they are extraordinarly smart when they confidently declare that there is no absolute truth. But their puffed up pride can get quickly deflated when they are asked if what they just said was an absolute truth?

    Those who are clever, at least in their own opinion of themselves, retort by saying that even if there is absolute truth, we simply are unable to know what it is. Of course, even that statement, it seems to me, is in an of itself purporting to be an absolute truth.

    But if the universe was actually created by something that is greater than everything in it (including you and me, and everything about us, including our intelligence and ability to understand things), then is it not reasonable to think that such a creator could also make a way that the creatures who wonder about such things could have a way to come to know what is true?

    If there is no Creator that is intelligent and intentional in regards to what now exists, then it seems to me that the alternative to why things are the way they are is that accidental randomness is supreme, and is the sole determiner of everything that exists. If that is true, it would perfectly logical for everyone to do whatever is right in his or her own understanding, and all efforts to limit that would be foolish. There are many who love that idea for themselves, but may not appreciate it so much when others do things to them that they find quite unpleasant.

   If, on the other hand, there is a Creator of everything that has been created, and that Creator had a purpose in communicating something to those creatures who have the ability to communicate, what might that Creator be likely to communicate to those creatures? I acknowledge that I'm merely speculating along these lines, because of one thing I am quite sure. I am not that Creator. (If I was that Creator, the universe and everything in it would have fallen apart long ago.)

    It seems reasonable to me that such a Creator might choose to tell the creatures something about Itself, something about the creation, and something about the creatures to whom the communication was being conveyed.

    There is a collection of writings by certain men over many years that purports to be what the Creator has chosen to communicate with humankind. As it happens, the first book in that collection of writings begins with the words

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
(Gen 1:1) ESV

    That does seem to me to be an appropriate start to a communication from the Creator to the creatures whose existence and abilities are a result of Its creative work. That collection of writings contains additional remarks about the creation. One passage in particular captured my attention when I first read it.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. (John 1:1-3) ESV

    If you read further in that passage you discover that the one referred to as the Word is Jesus. It is stating that Jesus was not only with God, but also was God. It also states that all things were made through Him, and adds that without Him was not anything made that was made (which to me indicates that God did not have to make Himself – He always existed).

    You might have noticed that I am now referring to the Creator as “He” instead of “It.” Why? Because if the Creator has communicated to us through what we call the Bible then God has a right to be spoken of in the way He has indicated should be done.

    If I can ask people to call me “John” rather than “Johnny Boy” or other such name that they might like to use, shouldn't it be proper for us to refer to the Creator however He chooses? 

    Is the Bible the revealed Word of God? I have come to believe that it is. I intend to write more about why I believe that is true in part 3 of this series. But I won't be writing things in order to convince you that should believe me because of my persuasive arguments. I know I can't do that. If you come to believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God it will be because the Spirit of God has given you the faith to believe that it is true. Without that, you will reject what is written in the Bible because you don't want Jesus to be the supreme Lord of your life. You want to do what you want to do.

    If you've actually appreciated part 2 of “What is True for Your May Not Be True,” you might want to know more about what the Bible says. Maybe you already love the Word of God. Maybe you hate it. Maybe you want to know more about what it actually says. If it is what the Creator has communicated to us then it is the most important book you will ever read.

    Well, that's all for now. If you want to read the next installment you can click this link: Part 3.

   If you'd like to read some of my other IBO press releases you can do so by clicking here to see a list of them

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