Archive for December, 2006

Welcome to Truth Matters

December 7, 2006

Welcome to Truth Matters, where we discuss truth matters because truth matters. As the prophet Isaiah said about 2700 years ago: “Truth has fallen in the streets…” (Isaiah 59:14). But if truth has fallen in the streets, it is because it has first fallen in our sermons. It has fallen in our culture because it has first fallen in the church. In fact, Paul calls the church the “pillar and foundation of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15). If we don’t hold up the truth for others, our culture will become more and more decadent, and the children of this world will continue to be used as guinea pigs in our philosophical experiments.

In today’s relativistic culture, the church must learn to retain the truth with deep conviction, yet reveal the truth with deep compassion. Conviction and compassion can live side-by-side and Jesus is the best proof of this. We don’t have to aim for one at the expense of the other.