Monday, March 8, 2010

The BIG Question

A recent, excellent little piece at Christianity Today online is titled “We’re All Theologians.”  The article ends with a quote from Joshua Harris, “We're all theologians. The question is whether what we know about God is true.”

Strictly speaking, we cannot know what is not true.  So I would tweak that last sentence of the quote to read, “The question is whether what we ‘know’ about God is true.”

Small points aside, that is the question of the year, of the decade, of the century, or the millennium, and even (and especially) of eternity.  Everything that is anything hinges on that question, and that question alone.

That is why the attack that our culture has mounted to blunt that question is so ingenious, so serious, so devious, and so very sinister.  Our culture has propagated the biggest lie of all, the lie that says, “We cannot be sure what ‘true’ means.”

If you can convince people to be unsure of the nature and existence of truth, that question-of-questions can appear to melt down and flow through the cracks of life, never to disturb us again.  I say ‘appear’ because it never goes away – we just become more comfortable ignoring it.


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