Today’s question is why try to answer tough questions about what Christians believe in the first place?
I mean a lot of people are like “Hey man, you’ve got your truth, and I’ve got mine!”
It’s a really popular idea today to think that truth is just relative to the person. I mean all religious truths are just shades of the truth, right? After all, most of the world’s major religions seem to teach pretty much the same thing, you would think. That’s actually not true.
I can understand why people would want to think like this. I mean nobody wants to be intolerant, right? Why can’t we just be sincere and leave each other to believe whatever we want? A lot of people think like this because they don’t want to be a royal toad and say something wicked like: the most important personal beliefs that you have are just wrong, wrong, wrong dude. You’re evil if you think like that. Now I know you don’t want to be like that! I mean nobody wants to be an intolerant religious bully.
But, as a Christian, I can’t accept the idea that all religions are equally true because, if all religions were equally true, then good old fashioned, sacrifice-a-cat-Satanism would be equally true too!
And what about all those religions in the past that were into human sacrifice? That would mean they were all equally true too, huh? I mean, how is that supposed to work? If everything is equally true then Atheism would have to be equally true too! But how can the idea that there is no God at all be equally true with the idea that there is a God?
Now obviously both of those things can’t be true at the same time and in the same way. That just doesn’t work kid. Now if you say, well, there’s really no such thing as truth in the first place. Then you have to ask yourself if the idea is really true or not. Is there no truth or not? I mean, we can go round and round and round on that one.
Now you could go ahead and say “Well okay, it’s true that there is no such thing as truth.” How does that work? You know there really is such a thing as truth, it kinda makes sense. (And that’s the truth.) Of course the Bible teaches this also.
Now some people want to say that religion really isn’t about truth at all, in the first place. Religion’s about sincerely held beliefs about the supernatural, or it’s just personal beliefs that you hold sincerely, sincerely, sincere. (Try to say that ten times fast.) The problem with that kind of thinking is that you can be sincerely wrong. I mean seriously, you can be wrong.
Just imagine if you were sincerely, sincerely, sincere about your belief that arcenic is good medicine. I mean you think it’ll cure what ails ya’ boy. I mean you could be so sincere about it you could start a church. The first church of Arcenic! But you will soon find out that’s it’s the last church of Arcenic too. Wanna know why? Because the truth is… Arcenic will kill you DEAD. I mean, dead-dead. Because the truth is it’s just plain poison.
You see real truth is that thing which matches up with what is real. Math is a whole lot like this. I mean, if you’re normal like me… You really hated math in high school, you know what I’m saying? But you probably paid attention long enough to realize… That THIS many… Added to THIS many… Equals THIS many… And that’s just the truth, junior.
You see Christians believe what Jesus happened to say about Himself…
Jesus said “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one gets to God except through Me.”
Jesus also said “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” And that means that Jesus wanted us to examine the evidence and see what was really true. And that’s what this whole channel is all about. It’s about making a reasonable answer for what Christians believe, so you can get past the emotions and get past the opinions and make a reasonable decision for what you’re gonna believe.
Be good, don’t do anything evil and we’ll see you later dude. (I wonder if it was too 80’s to say that?)