Verification of truth can be a hard thing. When the president of a country claims his administration has built a certain number of houses, counting those constructions presents certain challenges. It’s not impossible to do, but it is difficult.
When a child claims to have done a chore or obeyed his parent, that’s easier to check. Your bank account’s balance is not so hard to discover. So verification of facts and truth can be hard or easy, depending on the claim or the affirmation made.
Many people would put the verification of biblical truth at the hard end of the scale. A few even deny such a scale exists, saying that truth in the spiritual realm is impossible to grasp.
Their answer to Pilate’s question about what is truth? Truth, they say, is whatever you want it to be. As long as you don’t make it absolute for everyone else.
This idea creates a new kind of Christianity. But it’s not the right kind. Because Jesus said the truth is knowable and verifiable, Jn 8.32. He is truth personified, Jn 14.6.
We’re surrounded, and our children are surrounded, by voices that claim relative truth. Voices sing it in music. Voices imply it on television. Voices pontificate it from political bully pulpits. Voices teach it in the schools. Voices whisper it in the night. Voices claim it all over the internet.
The Lord is looking for voices to speak up for a heavenly truth that is easy to verify. Simple to perceive. Open to investigation. Possible to identify. Necessary to live.
Lift up your voice for the truth of the gospel.