TITLE: What is Truth?
Scripture: Romans 1:16-17
I. IS TRUTH REALLY THAT IMPORTANT?
Philosophy which made its way into American culture: (postmodernism). The basic premise for postmodernism is there is (no absolute truth). In effect it is saying we can (trust our feelings).
In Romans 1:16-17 Paul tells us what truth is. The truth is (the Gospel of Jesus Christ). What is chilling is the effect of verse 18: whenever the truth of God is (suppressed), it always leads to (believing a lie).
When absolute truth departs, everything is up for grabs!!
“We (liberals) champion tolerance, except for conservatives and evangelical Christians. We want to be inclusive of people who don’t look like us-so long as they think like us.” Quote by liberal journalist Nicolas Kristof. (Quoted in Confronting Christianity by Rebecca McLaughlin)
II. IS TRUTH A REALITY?
Greek word for truth means “a reality that is firm, solid, binding.” Represents the certainty upon which we can rely.
4 distinguishing marks of truth:
1. Truth comes (from God). Truth is (divine).
2. Truth reigns (supreme). Truth is (absolute).
3. Truth is (a fact). Truth is (objective).
4. Truth stands as (truth). Truth never (contradicts) itself.
The Gospel is above all. If it isn’t, then it loses its ability to change lives. In fact, if it isn’t, it isn’t the gospel anymore.
NEXT WEEK: Theme: Truth / Series: Faithful
Title: Why Settle for Second? 2 Cor.3:6-18