Both liberals and conservatives can get it wrong sometimes. We live in depravity, and our minds are not perfect. Those who are knowledgeable of their own mental shortcomings and humble enough to admit them may offset some of their weaknesses by turning to the Source of all truth. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” (John 14:6) Men cannot arrive at wisdom by wandering about in the mud of his own mind; wisdom can only be found by looking to a transcendent Source that reveals His wisdom in a love letter written to those He created. We acquire wisdom when we reverence God. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” (Psalm 111:10)
Many of the liberal persuasion are quick to turn away from the Source of wisdom. This brings great mental confusion as was predicted by the prophet Isaiah, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”(5:20) Truth provided by God’s word is like an ancient GPS. It directs us. It speaks to us and shows us the way. If we fail to heed its warnings, we will surely lose our way. “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” (Proverbs 14:12)
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The truths found in scripture are absolute. They are not malleable nor can they be textured to suit our own persuasions. They are the everlasting words of the Almighty God. We are warned not to add to his words, or “he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.” (Proverbs 30:6) We are cautioned not to subtract from his eternal truth because “if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.” (Revelation 22:19) For some, this makes no sense because they don’t believe in the Bible. God has so mysteriously and miraculously designed us with a consciousness centered in the heart. This consciousness makes us aware of ourselves and aware of a Holy God. Disbelief is not a problem of the intellect. It’s not a problem of logic. It is a problem of the heart. Belief starts in the heart, not the mind. “For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified…” (Romans 10:10)
The unbelieving mind questions and even tries to eliminate the absolute truths of God’s word. It embraces a relative truth rather than an absolute truth. Some would simply declare that real truth cannot be discovered. Others will declare that it doesn’t matter if they ever grasp truth; what is really important to them is that they are sincere in what they believe and do. Premarital sex, homosexuality, and adultery are all justified by asking the question, “Are they really in love?” Somehow, being ‘really in love’ justifies violating laws written for men by an eternal God.
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