“As the Truth is In Jesus”
Today the word “truth” has become fluid and very subjective. R. A. Mohler observed, “It was the idea that truth is a matter of social negotiation and that ideas are merely instrumental, tool whose truthfulness will be determined by whether or not they meet the particular needs of the present time” (R. Albert Mohler, “What is truth? Truth and the Contemporary Culture,” article, 2005).
Redefining truth is not a new issue. Pilot asked Jesus, “What is truth?” But in our day the attack upon actual truth is real and very sophisticated.
Existentialism is a self-contradicting philosophy. It states, “there is no absolute truth.” But the statement itself is asserting what it considers to be absolute truth. Therefore, it is a false premise, a lie, and self-defeating.
But this fact of logic has not embarrassed or deterred those who are attacking objective truth. The proponents of existentialism and those who wish to deny God’s truth have taken it a step farther, saying that man is incapable of grasping truth, if it even exists at all.
Charles Darwin realized the impact that his theory of evolution would have upon truth. He said, “But then with me the horrid doubt always arises whether the convictions of man's mind, which has been developed from the mind of the lower animals, are of any value or at all trustworthy. Would any one trust in the convictions of a monkey's mind, if there are any convictions in such a mind?” (Source: https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/344552-but-then-with-me-the-horrid-doubt-always-arises-whether). (Such a concept voids all objective standards and morality and hope.)
Judges 21:25 provides some insight: “In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” Their standard of right and wrong/truth and falsehood was dependent upon each individual. They did not recognize a standard outside themselves.
And the LORD said, "Because they have forsaken My law which I set before them, and have not obeyed My voice, nor walked according to it, but they have walked according to the dictates of their own hearts and after the Baals, which their fathers taught them," therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "Behold, I will feed them, this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink. I will scatter them also among the Gentiles, whom neither they nor their fathers have known. And I will send a sword after them until I have consumed them.”
On the other hand, Paul wrote: “But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus.” – Ephesians 4:20-21.
Jesus, the Logos, is truth incarnate. He provides a standard of right and wrong/truth and lies. And it is in Him that we can find hope: hope for this life, and hope for the life to come. And that hope, because it is based in the standard of truth incarnate, can not be removed by the fluid philosophies and lies of man.