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If Absolute Truth Doesn’t Exist

Have you ever heard, “You go to your church, and I will go to mine, and we will both meet together in heaven?” A lot of sincere people believe that, but then a lot of sincere people will be in hell come the day of judgment.

You will hear, even among brethren, that except for the gospel that there is no absolute truth. Have you ever pondered, even for a moment, what that would mean in terms of how we worship and how we serve God?

No absolute truth means we can make up our own truth, and we can do what we please as opposed to what God pleases. If there was no absolute truth, then truth itself would cease to exist.

Just think, what if there is no absolute truth…

Instrumental Music Would be Optional

If Paul’s writing about singing in the books of Ephesians and Colossians were not absolute truth, then that means we can have instrumental music, choirs, and solos. If the scriptures can’t be believed, then the denominations and liberal-minded brethren have it right. Worship as you please, do as you please, and by all means, be entertained to the fullest.

Women Could Preach
and Be Church Elders and Deacons

Once again, poor ole Paul must have been writing from his own personal hatred, and disdain for women when he wrote for women to be silent in the churches, and to not teach or to usurp authority over men, but to remain silent (1 Cor 14:33-40 f; 1 Tim 2:11-15) While we are at it, remove all those requirements for elders, and deacons that have to do with gender (1 Tim 3 f; Tit 1) With those prejudicial writings discredited, any Christian woman could hold the position of a preacher, elder, or deacon.

Sins Of The Flesh Would Not Exist

If one were to eliminate Jesus’ definitions of adultery in Matthew 5 and Matthew 19, and eliminate Paul’s writings in Romans 7 and 1 Corinthians 7, we can eliminate the word adultery this very moment. Imagine, no more adultery. Marry as many times as you want with no repercussions whatsoever. In fact, there would be no real need for marriage. Just cohabitate with whomever you choose and do whatever is your fancy.

Homosexuallity and lesbianism would be as natural as hetrosexuals. Transgenders and drag queens would be as normal as breathing. Gay marriage and gay parents would be the norm. Prostitutes and porn stars would be pillars of the community.

No More One Gospel of Christ

If we can eliminate truth, then there is no greater truth than the gospel of Christ. If Christ and his apostles can’t be trusted for the truth, then there is no truth. Since Christ defined the truth as himself, then the absence of absolute truth means no gospel, no salvation, and no right or wrong way of doing anything (Jn 14:6).

That means we can make up our own gospel. Sprinkling and Christening would be truth to the Catholics. Faith only would be truth to the Baptist. Belief and immersion would be truth to the churches of Christ.

In fact, make it easy on yourself, just call yourself saved, and call it the truth. Isn’t that what most denominations do already? Save your money, or join a country club if there is no truth. Eat, drink, and be merry, for, without truth, there are no restrictions whatsoever.

Conclusion: If there is no absolute truth, then there is no salvation, there is no Christ, and there is no God. Either the bible is our source for the absolute truth of God, or it’s nothing more than a book filled with laws, history, poems, proverbs, prophecies, gospels, and letters that were written by 40 uninspired men.

We can’t have it both ways. We can’t pick and choose what we choose to believe, and discard the rest. We can’t use ignorance of the scriptures as an excuse not to obey God (Mk 12:24 f; Acts 17:30).

If the Word of God was totally inspired of God then we must obey, and remain faithful to the gospel of Christ (2 Tim 3:16,17).  If the Word of God was totally inspired of God then we are assured that heaven awaits all who obey the gospel (Tit 1:2). If even one part of God’s Word is not truth, then that means God is a liar, and is not to believed whatsoever. However, we have God’s oath, and promise that his Word is the truth and that God can’t lie (Jn 17:17 f; Heb 6:16-19). If we truly believe in God, then we are assured that truth has only one version (Jn 8:32).

However, if we can’t take God’s Word for the absolute truth, then there is no God, there is no heaven, there is no hell, and when we die, we cease to exist. We would be just like the atheist who is all dressed up, and laid to rest with no place to go.

Let us never fall into the snare of doubting the veracity of God on some things, while believing other things. It is better to be an atheist or a Christian than one who is in agreement with both (Rev 3:15,16).

If God’s Word is the absolute truth, then obey it (Jn 14:15 f; 1 Jn 5:3) If not, then why waste your time partially obeying only the parts you like, and discarding the rest. Half truth and partial truth is no truth at all (Jn 17:17 f; Jn 8:31,32).

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