A young lady was browsing personal ads on the internet when she spied a man who had just turned 30, was six feet tall, with an athletic build and owned his own successful retail business. She replied to the ad and it wasn’t long before she had a date set up. She was to meet him at a well known local restaurant and they would have dinner.
About a half hour late, a man in his fifties walked up to her and said, “I’m your date.” She replied, “you can’t be, you aren’t tall, athletic, and successful.” He answered, “but that’s how I see myself.”
That little story just illustrates what we have going on in this world. Many people seek redefine truth to suit them. But doing so is a fallacy of the highest sort. Those who seek to change the truth rarely do so and they are often exposed as the charlatans they are. However, cultural truths seem to be a little less black and what. What is the truth about a nuclear family? What is the truth about commitment and integrity? What is the truth about the meaning of life and how we view the world?
All of these things are important as they determine how we act and interact with the world. The main question is are we ready to compromise on the truth? As a person who KNOWS there is a God, and KNOWS Jesus is real, I’m not ready to compromise. I also know that not all people know with the same level of certainty that I have. But Christianity works on the sacrifice coming first, without the benefit being in hand. You have to give and have faith and believe before the benefits of that faith become real. They do become real.
So if you don’t know what truth really is, and if you are tired of being disappointed when the fruit of your decision declares, “I’m your date.” Maybe it’s time to try something new, and believe in something that never changes.