In a world where you can find data to support any narrative, where one ideology is perpetuated by mainstream media and the other is censored, where committees have been appointed to rewrite history, and where very few take the time to give both sides of a story fair consideration, how do we teach our children what truth is?
One religion states there is no absolute truth, and determines what is right or wrong by man’s ever-changing feelings and opinions.
The other states there is only one standard of truth, and that truth never changes.
Two opposing statements cannot both be correct at the same time. There cannot be your truth and my truth.
There must be the Truth by which we can measure everything else against.
And there is.
In The Book that, like a lion, needs no defense, but defends itself, Jesus says that He is the Truth (John 14:6).
The Bible is true, because it is God’s Word, and God is truth.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 9:10
How do we teach our children what truth is?
The answer to this question is with another question:
What does the Bible say about that?
The Bible is not going to tell them who really won the last election, the exact origins of an infectious disease, or the real motivation behind a laundry list of new crimes (like inviting your Mom over for tea).
Maybe that’s because the answers to these questions aren’t what really matters in the big scheme of things.
We can go through life completely duped about what is going on in Parliament right now, and it will not influence where we spend eternity at all; but, if we get matters that pertain to our salvation wrong, all the facts we are able to accumulate in this life will do us no good in the next.
The important things we need to know to live and die in and for the Lord are the truths God has chosen to reveal to us in His Word.
Hiding them in our hearts takes greater effort than scrolling through the scramble of conflicting opinions about temporal things online, but it is infinitely more profitable.
Aside from revealing to us and our children all that is necessary for the next life, His Word also brings clarity to every other situation we encounter.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Timothy 3: 16-17“The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.” Psalm 119:130
All the truth we need to know has been revealed to us.
To the Word!