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What Do You Believe?

Posted on July 14, 2019 at 9:40 AM


This past Sunday morning I began a series of messages entitled “What do you believe?”. Let’s think about that, what does it matter what you believe? After all, don’t we all have the right to pick and choose what we believe? Isn’t “my truth” just as real as anyone else's “truth”? After all, truth is relative, isn’t it?

 

Now I realize that in today’s world there are many who believe that it is possible to have conflicting ”truths”. That what might be true for you is not necessarily true for me. After all, we talk about the “Law of Gravity” yet we see birds and airplanes flying through the air all the time and nothing can be more fun to a small child than to have a balloon filled with helium. But, are these items really defying the “Law of Gravity”? No, of course not. They are simply dependent upon other laws. If the plane engine stops or if the bird stops flapping it’s wings they will come back down to the ground, and we all know what happens to a balloon when it starts to go flat. No, we all know that the law of gravity is still true, even when birds fly.

 

But, what about “Moral Truth” or “Spiritual Truth”, isn’t that subjective?  Well, the way you would answer that question would depend upon your worldview. For example, if you believe in evolution, (that everything that exists is simply a result of random chance), then there is no such thing as “Moral” or “Spiritual Truth”. They are, simply put, in the realm of fairy tales. There simply is no such thing! But, on the other hand, if you believe that there is a God, and that He is the all powerful creator of all things and that some day you will stand before Him, then suddenly what you believe about these issues becomes hugely important! After all, It could determine your eternal destiny. If that be the case then His opinion is the only one that matters.

 

So, “What do you believe?” and “Why do you believe it?” You really do need to know the answer to these questions. - Pastor Tim 

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