This morning, my through-the-Bible year brought me to the 18th chapter of the Gospel of John.
[Jesus said] "I came to bring truth to the world. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true."
"What is truth?" Pilate asked. (John 18:37b-38a, NLT)
It seems to me that this broken world of ours has been asking the same question through the ages. "What is truth?" It certainly isn’t what our present society says: that whatever you believe is fine, as long as it doesn’t hurt someone else. Such a lie!
America has lost its moral compass because we made everything relative. Except everything isn’t relative. Some things are relative, but not everything. Some things are definitely right and some things are definitely wrong. Some things are definitely black and some are definitely white.
Truth is truth. Too many wander around asking, "What is truth?" but they never really look for the answer to their question. They make it all relative. And relative thinking has left us with countless ills in this world. Look at what Internet porn is doing to families across the country. Families are being destroyed by it; I’ve heard the stories with my own ears. How about this statistic that I heard recently: In 1970 (I believe that was the year), one in 100 Americans were/had been in jail. Now, one in 33 Americans are/have been in jail. So has relative thinking — living without a moral compass — brought us to a good place?
P.S. I am passing along this link regarding the "gay cowboy"
movie that’s about to release. It’s already positioned to be the huge Oscar
winner of the year. Read this report. Talk about lack of a moral compass. I hope people stay home in droves. Must every intimate act and type of relationship and behavior be put on the screen? It seems so, judging by this and HBO’s Rome and so much more that comes out of Hollywood.