Posted: September 18th, 2017
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In these perplexing days–when trusted, famed spiritual leaders have proven base; when safe places for investments are rare; when lying almost seems to be the norm in politics; when highest officials cannot solve the national debt problem; when pornography is protected by law; when our justice system is no longer just; when those you trust most, often hurt you the worst–is there anything left you can trust? Is there any place we can go to find the truth?
Josh McDowell said recently that most evangelical Christian youth in the United States no longer believe in “absolute truth.”
“In 1991, 52 percent of our born again church kids said there is no absolute truth. In 1994, 62 percent said there is no absolute truth. In 1999, 78 percent of born again church kids said there is no absolute truth. In 2002, 91 percent of our born again church kids said there is no absolute truth.”
Until recent years, Christians throughout history accepted the classic evangelical doctrine of the absolute authority of God’s Word. The Bible is the Word of God, and it is infallible and inerrant. Jesus taught the authority and complete reliability of the Bible in everything it teaches. Whether our generation accepts or rejects it or not, the Bible is still God’s Word and is inerrant in whatever it teaches.
The term “research” means to “search again”. In this search we seek the truth and we follow specific research processes so that our findings can be trusted. The discussion above is about the absolute truth of God’s word. What evidence do we have that God’s Word is truth?