Culture and Truth

It is a bad thing when we get swept up in the current of what the Apostle Paul calls “the course of this world”, leaving our minds and the ability to discern between truth and lies at the door. Rather than seeking to evaluate everything under the microscope of Biblical truth, we simply choose to believe and embrace the “truth” we like in the moment, and jettison that which we choose not to believe. It was over 25 years ago that social critic Gene Veith wrote these words that so accurately foresaw our situation today: “With no absolute canons of objective truth, the rational is replaced by the aesthetic. We believe what we like.”

As Christians, we should know and do better. The Psalmist says of Scripture, “The sum of your word is truth” . On the night before his death, Jesus prayed these words for his followers: “Sanctify them in the truth; you word is truth”. Teach your kids the truths of God’s word, and to look for truth where it can be found, that is, in the Bible.