This article was originally published on Lifezette HERE.
Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; For truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. So truth fails, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. — Isaiah 59:14-20 (NKJV)
Everywhere, the media put forth what they consider to be the truth.
The president calls it fake news. The name “fake news” implies that what is being presented is fake or false.
Dictionary.com lists these words and others as synonyms to describe what is fake:
- not what it is cracked up to be
- bona fide
- on target
- sure enough
It should be clear to even the most uninformed person that the conflict going on in our society is between these two concepts — the true and the false.
What’s happening has been brought about entirely by a change in the concept of truth. Your “truth” is not my “truth,” say the progressives who knowingly reject the facts and rock-solid truth based on biblical principles.
In the United States, the change in the conceptual framework happened between 1913 and 1940. Before this time, people talking to each other could be relatively sure they were sharing presuppositional beliefs. The first one is that there are absolutes in the areas of being, knowledge, and morals.
Those who shared reasoning based on presuppositions reasoned on the classical basis of antithesis. If something was right, it’s opposite was false. While Christians believed the Bible to be the proper and God-given source of truth, those who weren’t believers went along even if they did not have a philosophical reason.
The shift that has happened in the years past 1913 has been cataclysmic. The life of the unborn is devalued and murder is allowed because people do not see the taking of life as wrong.
Without Christianity and Judaism, the words of antithesis in our Constitution are devoid of meaning or changeable at the whim of nine people in robes in Washington, D.C.
Decapitation and indiscriminate rape, torture and murder are committed by those who believe their long-dead prophet demands it for all “infidels.”
If preachers in their churches said something was true, then its opposite was false. God exists and Christianity’s foundation is God’s existence. Without it, Christianity is meaningless. Without Christianity and Judaism, the words of antithesis in our Constitution are devoid of meaning or changeable at the whim of nine people in robes in Washington, D.C.
Without truth derived from antithesis, philosophy, art, music, general culture and theology slide into despair according to Schaeffer.
If truth is malleable and changeable, then the laws we pass count for nothing because they are not an objective, third-party, standard.
So let’s have a little fun. Let’s see if we can name how our government officials have broken the Ten Commandments. With Congress, the executive branch and the Supreme Court as your focus, see how many of the Ten Commandments they’ve broken that you can think of right now.
So here are the Ten Commandments. Do the exercise for yourself.
1.) Thou shall have no other gods before me.
2.) Thou shall not make any graven image and not bow down to them, nor serve them,
3.) Thou shall not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain.
4.) Keep the Sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commended thee.
6.) Thou shalt not kill.
7.) Neither shall thou commit adultery.
8.) Neither shall thou steal.
9.) Neither shall thou bear false witness against thy neighbor.
10.) Neither shall thou desire thy neighbor’s wife; neither shall thou covet thy neighbor’s house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or anything that is thy neighbor’s.
Now the really important question — using yourself as a focus, go down the list of Ten Commandments again and see how you do.