What is Truth?
We Need a Reality Check
Part 4 • November 8, 2015 • Lee McKinney
What is Truth? We need a Reality Check!! John 18:37-38a What is Truth? Truth= agreement with fact or reality. Relativism= individuals create for themselves moral and truth claims TOLERANCE= sympathy for or acceptance of feelings or habits that are not one’s own. New Tolerance= sympathy for and full acceptance of feelings habits of everyone. HOW DO we MAKE Moral and Ethical decisions about TRUTH? *Eph. 4:14 I Tim. 4:1-2 1Kings 21:20 Jude 1:3 Isaiah 50:6-8 WHO WILL CONTEND WITH ME!! Our reality bears witness to the Truth! We need a “Reality Check” 2 Corinthians 13:4-5 Truth= agreement with fact or reality. Reality= “actual existence” What is our reality? John 1:14 Our Faith is grounded on the TRUTH not Clarity! 2 Cor. 5:7 Galatians 2:10 He is the Artist; we are His art work! The truth of our existence is found in him; NOT OUR perception of reality……. The Truth of our reality must be revealed; It cannot be held as self evident. REV. 3:14-18 Phil 3:3-9 Galatians 2:20 Hebrews 12:2-3 HOW DO WE FIND GOD”S TRUTH FOR OUR REALITY?? John 17:17 How does God convey His Word? “How do I discover the Truth of My reality” Hebrews 1:1-5 The life of Christ as portrayed in scripture is God’s Truth! The Logos of God! Romans 15:4 Psalm 119:18-19 LUKE 8:40-48 The Rhema of God! Special Revelation from God! Psalm 63:4-8
How Do I Make Moral Decisions?
Part 3 • November 1, 2015 • Lee McKinney
How do I make moral decisions? What is Truth? Truth= agreement with fact or reality. Relativism= individuals create for themselves moral and truth claims Tolerance= sympathy for or acceptance of feelings or habits that are not one’s own. New Tolerance= sympathy for and full acceptance of feelings habits of everyone. If “all” ideas, beliefs or actions are right, then is anything ever wrong? Proverbs 14:12 VS. Joshua 24:15 Choose this day! Ecclesiastes 3:11 How do we make Moral and Ethical decisions about TRUTH? 1 Kings 20:43- 21:3 Are we for sale?? Ephesians 4:14 I Timothy 4:1-2 Examples of selling out to the world. Esau Samson Annanias and Sapphira Acts 4:36-37 Acts 5:1-4 Demas II Tim. 4:10 Examples of Not selling out! Joseph Gen. 39:2 Gen 39:6 Job Job 23:10-12 Job 13:15 Daniel Peter and John. Stephen Paul They would not sale what they had found! Jesus Hebrews 12:2 Are you tossed about and ready to sale out by every scheme that comes about? Has Relativism and New Tolerance crept in? 1 Peter 1:18-19 1 Kings 21:20 Jude 1:3 Are we selling out or standing firm? Are our decisions about Truth based on Our Faith or Our Circumstance! Acts 3:19
True Tolerance VS New Tolerance
Part 2 • October 25, 2015 • Lee Mckinney
True Tolerance vs. New Tolerance John 18:37-38 What is Truth? Truth= agreement with fact or reality. Relativism= individuals create for themselves moral and truth claims Truth cannot be self evident; Truth Must be revealed! TOLERANCE= sympathy for or acceptance for feelings or habits that are not one’s own. In short to Tolerate means we can allow, permit, or recognize and respect other’s beliefs and customs without sharing them! 1 Peter 3:15 New Tolerance= sympathy for and full acceptance for the feelings and habits of everyone A couple of major logical problems arise with this New Tolerance. 1st. New Tolerance eliminates Healthy Discourse! 2nd. New Tolerance is always self-defeating. If “all” ideas, beliefs or actions are right, then is anything ever wrong? Everyone I Cor. 5:1-8. Romans 1: 28-32 V. 32 New Style Tolerance is giving Hearty Approval How is a True believer to treat the subject of tolerance?? I Cor. 5:5 I Peter 3:15-17 Eph. 4: 14-15 Jesus is called friend of the sinner. God tolerates our sin with the sincere desire for us to repent, be reborn and grow in a relationship with Him for eternity. II Peter 3:9 I Tim. 2:3-4 I 2 Corinthians 10:5 Acts 3:19
Whom Will You Serve?
Part 1 • October 18, 2015 • Lee McKinney
Whom will you Serve? John 18:37-38 What is Truth? TRUTH= agreement with fact or reality. Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth! Henry David Thoreau TRUTH CANNOT BE SELF EVIDENT. Truth must be GIVEN or Revealed. Truth is not True unless it is Universal! RELATIVISM= individuals define for themselves morals and truth claims! Relativistic Slogan: “That’s true for you but not for me!” Jesus made some Truth claims!! John 6:35 John 5:24 John 11:25 John 14:6 John 18:37 This is Christ’s purpose statement! He came to witness to the Truth! Proverbs 14:12 Who can it hurt? Joshua 24:14-15 Psalm 100 The Choice is clear then; Choose today whom YOU will SERVE!! Josh. 24:16-18 TRUTH Deserves to be Served! God is Not a Relativistic Subject. He is Truth or He is NOT! Christ it either a lunatic, a liar or Lord! CS Lewis “As for me and My House; We will serve the Lord!!