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Scriptures: John 8:31-32, 17:17, 16:13, Psalm 100:5, 1 John 5:13, 4:4, 2 Corinthians 5:17
We live in a day where everything is relative, and the truth seems to be whatever you make of it. A recent survey showed that 62% of American adults believe that there are no absolutes, that all truth is relative, and that you have no right to force your idea of right and wrong on anyone else. For the first time in the history of this nation, we are living in a society that is rejecting the notion of absolute truth. We are told that when it comes to morality, and righteousness, and holiness, we ought to be tolerant. But the reality is, when it comes to salvation, heaven, hell, homosexuality, abortion, pornography, obscenity, right and wrong, the word is not tolerance, the word is truth. In this pivotal message, Dr. Merritt shares how we can know there is real truth, absolute truth, that we can trust.
"Truth may be out of fashion. It may be out of favor. It may be out of friends. But it is never out of date; it is timeless in its existence. If there no such thing as truth, eternal, universal, absolute, immutable, inerrant truth, I am a liar when I walk to this pulpit, and you are a fool for coming to hear me. The Lord Jesus said there is the real principle of truth. Jesus said, 'You shall know the truth.' That is, not only is there such a thing as absolute truth, but you can absolutely know it. You see, there is a school of thought today that doesn’t necessarily deny truth, it just simply says nobody can know truth. Well, what good is truth if you can’t know it?" --Dr. Merritt
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Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.