What do you believe today that you did not believe 10 or 20 years ago? At one time everyone KNEW the earth was flat. At one time everyone KNEW the earth was the center of the universe. What do you KNOW today? Now, for contemplation…
Do we think somehow we have arrived today, that the popular opinions and values of our time are not going to look just as ridiculous in 100 years or so (As those from 100 years ago look to us)? Who can tell us what is right, what is noble, and what is good? The answer is nobody, unless there is somebody outside of us and above us and outside of time who can come and tell us what is good and noble and true.
I have a family member who once believed… because their pastor preached it… that a certain race of people could not be saved because of “The Curse of Ham.” Today I hear that and think… “God love ’em. They just missed it on that one!” But then I wonder… what will my great-grandchildren look at about my beliefs and say… “God love Pops… He loved Jesus but missed it on that one!”
Only the person who trusts The One who is outside us and rightly contradicts us will ever find and embrace genuine truth. Just because a majority of people today believe something is just (For example: Same-sex marriage or abortion) does not mean it is right. And just because we ourselves believe something to be true does not mean it IS true.
It boils down to this. Truth is not a philosophy or idea, ultimate truth is a person… Jesus Christ who said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man goes to The Father but by Me…” (John 14:6).