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Truth is Truth is Truth

From the urban philosopher Lecrae:

Man, see some folks say, “All truth is relative, it just depends on what you believe.” You know, “Hey man, ain’t no way to know for sure who God is or what’s really true.” But that means you believe your own statement: that there’s no way to know what’s really true. You’re saying that that statement is true. You’re killing yourself. If what’s true for you is true for you, and what’s true for me is true for me, what if my truth says your’s is a lie? Is it still true? Come on man!

…See, there’s this thing called “Secular Humanism”, it says man is the source of all meaning and all purposing. You know what i’m saying? We’re just the result of a big cosmic explosion. We don’t really have a purpose or meaning, so we just come up with our own purpose. We’re the source of our meaning and our purpose. How can a man, which is the product of chance, a finite being be the source of purpose and meaning? You can’t! You’re created with purpose man!

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It’s Not About Your Intentions

People who oppose the gospel do not have good intentions.  Their intentions, in fact, are evil because they come out of an evil heart (Prov. 27:19; Mark 7:14-23; Titus 1:15).  Their “intentions” oppose the only way that we can obtain salvation, namely through Jesus.

How do non-believers oppose the only true way of salvation?  They do it through self-righteous asceticism by abstaining from foods, drink, or other things (Col. 2:21-23; 1 Tim. 4:1-4; Titus 1:10-16).  Or they do it through self-righteous relativism by doing whatever they want (Rom. 1:21-25; 1 Cor. 6:9-11).   Likewise, Christians can fall into these sinful traps, too.  For the Christian’s heart is new, not perfect.

We are sinners, not because we have good intentions and fail to bring them to fruition, but because we are bad from the heart (Mark 7:20-23; Rom. 7:18).  By nature and choice, we worship created things rather than Creator God (Rom. 1:25).  The only remedy for this is Christ’s righteousness, which makes even our best deeds look like filthy rags (Isa. 64:6).  Non-Christians need to repent to Jesus from their self-righteous ways and come to him for salvation.  Likewise, we Christians need to repent to Jesus from our own self-righteousness and press on to become what we already are in Christ.

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