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Saturday, November 28, 2009

XLIV. You're Okay

Have you ever heard the expression: "You're okay, I'm okay, we're all okay"? Or what about this one: "there are no absolute truths in the universe"? These are two ways humans have tried to justify how we are. In other words they are two excuses for being corrupted and ways to blame others for who we are.
If we're all okay, then why do we argue about being okay? If we're all okay then why do we hurt people? Why do we lie, cheat, steal, murder, hate, abuse, neglect, slander, have jealousy and greed? It's because none of us are okay. Even if we have been the victims of some of the things mentioned we still have a sinful nature. None of us are innocent if we know the difference between right and wrong. We all need help in this world to cope and understand. We all need a savior for the next world so none of us have to die a second time.
If there are no absolute truths in this world then the statement alone is a contradiction in terms. How can there be no absolute truths if that statement itself is supposed to be the truth? It isn't! There are truths, there are half-truths, there are partial truths, and then there are lies. But do you want to know something? The statement above can be shortened to: There are truths and there are lies. Because there are no such things as half-truths or partial truths. There are only truths and lies and both of them are complete. If any statement has a lie in it then it is a lie. That was even learned in math class. If "p" then "q". Remember? If "p" has any false statement within it then "q" can not happen. Or language arts class that got us to realize if any statement has any thing in it that is false then the whole statement is false. Hence, there ARE ABSOLUTE TRUTHS because there ARE ABSOLUTE LIES! The question though is, where does truth come from? Only one place can truth come from...the beginning.
When someone is trying to tell the truth, if they start from the middle of the story then odds are the story is not accurate. This is why evolution can not be completely accurate. It starts at what is found and works its way backwards to explain the present. Creationism and Christianity starts from the beginning and keeps moving forward. This concept is lost on those who are non-believers. But that just holds truth to scripture. 1 Corinthians 1:18-30:
  • 18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
  • 19 For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate."
  • 20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
  • 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.
  • 22 Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom,
  • 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,
  • 24 but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
  • 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.
  • 26 Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.
  • 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.
  • 28 He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are,
  • 29 so that no one may boast before him.
  • 30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.

Today, the ones who look for wisdom in this world and make up their own truth is what this piece of scripture calls "Greek". And what Paul calls "the Jew" is what we could say today are those who know the truth yet refuse to obey it.

Why is this important? Because without the absolute truth in our life we can never be okay. If we all live by our own personal truths and not the standards of God then our lives, experiences, values, ideologies and what have you collide. This is when all of the aforementioned problems come into existence.

Atheism, Humanism, Liberalism, and other "isms" that might be out there start to destroy these standards. Even though these groups can not always be grouped together nor be used interchangeably they still end up doing the same thing. They will try and take the value of truth, real truth, and distort it. Some do it out of ignorance, some for spite.

You're not okay. None of us are until we get back to the Absolute Truth: John 14:6

  • Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Yes, it seems unfortunate, but sometimes, the truth hurts.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am not a "believer" and I disagree with most of what you say when you write these things but I will have to admit that for some reason this posting does make sense and I do not know why. I guess I will stick around and keep reading.

Gozreht said...

Anon,

I am sorry it took me so long to answer here. I coach wrestling and the season is in full swing.

I actually feel that God may be starting to move in your life. The "i don't know why" may be your spirit within you speaking to you about who you are originally. I hope you explore this and reach out every once in a while and see if anything happens in your life. Do it with an open mind.

You take care and please let me know if you have any questions. You can always post a question without me putting it here on the site since I moderate it. I may be able to answer it in a way that may not be so embarrassing.

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