Whatever Happen to Biblical Truth and Obedience?

According to the Barna Research Group, “70% of today’s youth believe there is no absolute moral truth and claim that all truth is relative to the individual and their circumstances.”

Because of the absence of conviction to biblical truth, Christianity could be redefined by the culture, as a designer faith. But building a life without a solid foundation on the Word of God will bring a fatal conclusion.

What Ever Happened to Biblical Truth and Obedience?

Because of the seeds of self-centeredness that were sown in the baby boomer generation, our current youth culture is becoming intolerant of those who believe in absolute truth. I am referring to the truth, which exist outside us, one that is true for all people, for all times and for all places. We are trying to live independently of God’s absolute standards of right and wrong, and we are reaping the painful consequences.

Many young Christian adults are not embracing the faith as “the truth.” I believe Christian parents and pastors have failed in providing the evidence that Christianity is not offering just “a truth.” Jesus Christ did not say He was a truth. He said with absolute authority as creator of the all things: I am the only way, truth and life. Even the prophet Isaiah records this absolute eternal truth about God with these words: “I am the Lord, and there is no other; there is no God besides me.”

Josh McDowell, who has spoken on more than seven hundred university campuses, recently wrote on this topic regarding the belief and conviction of the objective truth of God’s word. He said:

“Since 74% of our next generation is still trying to figure out the purpose and meaning of life, I know of no better way to reverse the effect of a postmodern worldview than to bring our youth face to face with true biblical Christianity. True Christianity not only effectively counters subjective believing, the loss of moral absolutes, and distorted perceptions of reality; it can also transform a person’s behavior…moving them to a set of solid convictions in the one true God, developing an objective faith in God that is real and relevant.”

King David wrote: “I will worship and praise Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; for You have magnified Your Word above all Your name.”

May we turn our lives back to biblical truth and obedience, for wherever God’s Word is honored, God will bless.

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