Subjective truth: It’s a lead balloon and the tie that binds progressives in religion AND politics.

truth

While watching Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s Senate hearing, it hit me like a bolt out of the blue—our BIG issue as a nation is not Russian election meddling or LGBTQ rights—it’s our embrace of subjective truth.

I watched a senator say our Constitution is a living, breathing document that should adapt to the times. As if the principles of American liberty require adjustment because things have changed so much in a mere 229 years.

Does the senator truly believe we should reinterpret meaning in a static document simply because it’s more to her liking? And more to the liking of people who pretend that the truths woven into the Constitution are somehow less true with the passage of time?

The notion that truth is subjective is an absolute non-starter—and it’s faulty thinking.

If truth doesn’t exist, then it would be true that truth doesn’t exist, and once again we arrive at truth. ~Nabeel Qureshi 

Truth is, we all operate in a world of absolute truth, and we all affirm its supremacy a thousand times a day whether we realize it or not.

During the same hearing, another senator described the type of Supreme Court justice American needs right now.

It went something like this:

America needs a Supreme Court justice who will look out for the downtrodden. One who will protect our children and keep the rich from taking advantage of the poor.

Excuse me, senator, protecting our children and the poor is your job, not a Supreme Court justice’s. You draft and vote on laws; our justices make sure those laws are Constitutional. This is how our democracy works.

truth

Progressive beliefs, regressive truth

Similarly, the progressive wing of the emerging church believes that the Bible is not Scripture because, as a “library of books,” it was written by men whose prejudices and viewpoints make it unreliable as a guide for Christian living.

Question: If the Bible is a library of books, who’s the managing editor?

But rather than reject all Scripture, emerging church leaders cherry-pick Bible truths they can live with it. Like the uber-easily digestible maxim that God is love. But to them, God is only love. He doesn’t ask anything of them in terms of obedience or justice or sharing truth, no matter how unpopular.

To these spiritual progressives, we all have carte blanche to live for others without structure and without guidance other than what we feel is right. This eliminates personal responsibility and accountability.

Is not spiritual life without the truth of Scripture like self-governance without a timeless Constitution?

When either incompatible state is taken to its logical conclusion, the result is anarchy.

truth

If there is no objective truth, how can we know the Constitution OR the Bible is reliable?

In the minds of progressives—in culture, government and religion—truth is purely subjective. Except when it comes to bolstering an agenda; then helpful truths quickly become absolute.

Like these convenient truths:

All men are created equal. This truth actually means that everyone is created with equal worth to the Creator. It has been subverted to mean that everyone IS equal and thus should be given every opportunity to act upon this equality through denigrating measures such as affirmative action.

God is love. According to Scripture, love is only one of God’s attributes. The Bible also says God is holy and just and righteous and pure. These characteristics, if true, call for accountability and responsibility—just as our Constitution calls for rule of law based on self-evident truths.

When progressives disregard the Constitution’s or Scripture’s authority, there is no rule of law—civically or spiritually.

Care for the poor. This is where progressives in religion and politics coalesce and differ most strongly with evangelicals and conservatives. But it’s not a question of if we should help the poor; it’s how.

Progressives think the federal government is best suited to help the poor. Conservatives think state and local government and religious groups and churches are best suited to help the poor.

I receive care from the federal government—the Veteran’s Administration. Trust me, the federal government is a ponderous, inefficient caregiver; it’s far from ideal. Local volunteers and people on the ground who can help poor people help themselves are much better suited to make a real, lasting difference.

truth

When we leave caring for the poor to the federal government, we wash our hands of them.

The poor become enslaved to a system that crushes their spirits and keeps them dependent.

If political progressives think we should give people what they need without encouraging them to give themselves what they need, they do not understand human nature. If religious progressives think the Creator is all love and is not holy and pure and just and that the Bible is not reliable, they do not understand God’s nature or human nature.

Because our topic is subjective truth and its effect on the rule of law and the reliability of Scripture, allow me to offer these concluding arguments:

But first an observation:

I’ve never seen such a starkly obvious difference between those who rely upon Constitutional and Scriptural authority for governance and interacting with God and others and those who seek to create their own framework for the same. This self-created framework is based on feeling rather than thinking, emotion rather than cognition.

Today’s progressives in the political and religious arenas seem to have forgotten this objective truth: What feels right is not always what is or ought to be right.

Subjective truth is by its nature not true. If a tree falls in a forest, it’s irrelevant whether anyone is there to hear its crash. And no, God cannot create a rock that even he can’t move. The size and weight of the rock is irrelevant. If he can make it, he can move it.

truth

Subjective truth is the pig that doesn’t fly.

It’s a sideshow clown who distracts and pleases childish minds with colorful balloon dogs. It’s a non-entity that binds the minds of many.

And sadly, its effect is on full display in our Senate chambers as we seek to confirm a Supreme Court justice whose job is to ignore subjective non-truths in favor of the rich tapestry of truth and human dignity found in our Constitution.

My message to Congress and my fellow politically- and/or spiritually-minded Americans is this:

Let go of the lead balloon of subjective nonsense and soar on the wings of truth. It will truly set you free.

66 Replies to “Subjective truth: It’s a lead balloon and the tie that binds progressives in religion AND politics.”

  1. Hey, how’s it going?

    I want to pass along some very important news that everyone needs to hear!

    In December of 2017, Donald Trump made history by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Why is this big news? Because by this the Jewish people of Israel are now able to press forward in bringing about the Third Temple prophesied in the Bible.

    Jewish Rabbis have publicly announced that their Messiah will be revealed in the coming years who will be a leader and spiritual guide to all nations, gathering all religions under the worship of one God.

    Biblical prophecy tells us that this Jewish Messiah who will take the stage will be the antichrist “who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:4). For a time he will bring about a false peace, but “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (Matthew 24:15)…then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matthew 24:21).

    More importantly, the power that runs the world wants to put a RFID microchip in our body making us total slaves to them. This chip matches perfectly with the Mark of the Beast in the Bible, more specifically in Revelation 13:16-18:

    “He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”

    Referring to the last days, this could only be speaking of a cashless society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards. Otherwise, we could still buy or sell without the mark amongst others if physical money was still currency. This Mark couldn’t be spiritual because the word references two different physical locations. If it was spiritual it would just say in the forehead. RFID microchip implant technology will be the future of a one world cashless society containing digital currency. It will be implanted in the right-hand or the forehead, and we cannot buy or sell without it. Revelation 13:11-18 tells us that a false prophet will arise on the world scene doing miracles before men, deceiving them to receive this Mark. Do not be deceived! We must grow strong in Jesus. AT ALL COSTS, DO NOT TAKE IT!

    “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name” (Revelation 14:9-11).

    People have been saying the end is coming for many years, but we needed two key things. One, the Third Temple, and two, the technology for a cashless society to fulfill the prophecy of the Mark of the Beast.

    Visit http://WWW.BIBLEFREEDOM.COM to see proof for these things and why the Bible truly is the word of God!

    If you haven’t already, it is time to seek God with all your heart. Jesus loves you more than you could imagine. He wants to have a relationship with you and redeem you from your sins. Turn to Him and repent while there is still hope! This is forever…God bless!

    “EITHER HUMAN INTELLIGENCE ULTIMATELY OWES ITS ORIGIN TO MINDLESS MATTER OR THERE IS A CREATOR…” – JOHN LENNOX

    We all know God exists. Why? Because without Him, we couldn’t prove anything at all. Do we live our lives as if we cannot know anything? No. So why is God necessary? In order to know anything for certain, you would have to know everything, or have revelation from somebody who does. Who is capable of knowing everything? God. So to know anything, you would have to be God, or know God.

    A worldview without God cannot account for the uniformity and intelligibility of nature. And why is it that we can even reason that God is the best explanation for this if there is no God? We are given reason to know or reject God, but never to know that He does not exist.

    It has been calculated by Roger Penrose that the odds of the initial conditions for the big bang to produce the universe that we see to be a number so big, that we could put a zero on every particle in the universe, and even that would not be enough to use every zero. What are the odds that God created the universe? Odds are no such thing. Who of you would gamble your life on one coin flip?

    Is there evidence that the Bible is the truth? Yes. Did you know that the creation accounts listed in the book of Genesis are not only all correct, but are also in the correct chronological order? That the Bible doesn’t say the Earth was formed in six 24-hour days but rather six long but finite periods of time? That the Bible makes 10 times more creation claims than all major “holy” books combined with no contradictions, while these other books have errors in them? The Bible stood alone by concurring with the big bang saying, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1); and says our universe is expanding, thousands of years before scientists discovered these things. Watch a potential life-changing video on the front page of http://WWW.BIBLEFREEDOM.COM with Astronomer(PhD) Hugh Ross explaining all these facts based on published scientific data. He has authored many books, backed even by atheist scientists.

    Jesus came to pay a debt that we could not; to be our legal justifier to reconcile us back to a Holy God; only if we are willing to receive Him: “For the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23).

    God so loved the world that He gave us His only begotten son, so that whoever believes in Him, through faith, shall not perish, but have everlasting life. Jesus says if we wish to enter into life to keep the commands! The two greatest commands are to love God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind; and your neighbor as yourself. All the law hang on these commands. We must be born of and lead by the Holy Spirit, to be called children of God, to inherit the kingdom. If we are willing to humble ourselves in prayer to Jesus, to confess and forsake our sins, He is willing to give the Holy Spirit to those who keep asking of Him; giving us a new heart, leading us into all truth!

    Jesus came to free us from the bondage of sin. The everlasting fire was prepared for the devil and his angels due to disobedience to God’s law. If we do the same, what makes us any different than the devil? Jesus says unless we repent, we shall perish. For sin is the transgression of the law. We must walk in the Spirit so we may not fulfill the lusts of the flesh, being hatred, fornication, drunkenness and the like. Whoever practices such things will not inherit the kingdom (Galatians 5:16-26). If we sin, we may come before Jesus to ask for forgiveness (1 John 2:1-2). Evil thoughts are not sins, but rather temptations. It is not until these thoughts conceive and give birth by our own desires that they become sin (James 1:12-15). When we sin, we become in the likeness of the devil’s image, for he who sins is of the devil (1 John 3:8); but if we obey Jesus, in the image of God. For without holiness, we shall not see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14).

    The oldest religion in the world is holiness through faith (James 1:27). What religion did Adam and Eve follow before the fall? Jesus, Who became the last Adam, what religion does He follow? Is He not holy? He never told us to follow the rituals and traditions of man but to take up our cross and follow Him (Luke 9:23). There are many false doctrines being taught leading people astray. This is why we need the Holy Spirit for discernment. Unlike religion, holiness cannot be created. It is given to us from above by the baptism of the Spirit. Jesus is more than a religion; He is about having a personal relationship with the Father. Start by reading the Gospel of Matthew, to hear the words of God, to know His character and commandments. Follow and obey Jesus, for He is the way, the truth, and the life!




    0



    0
  2. I am really inspired along with your writing
    talents as smartly as with the format in your blog.
    Is this a paid subject or did you customize it your self? Either way keep up the nice high
    quality writing, it’s rare to look a nice blog like this
    one these days..




    0



    0
  3. Howdy I am so glad I found your blog page, I really found you by mistake, while I was browsing on Aol for something else, Anyways I am here now and
    would just like to say cheers for a fantastic post
    and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read
    it all at the minute but I have saved it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have
    time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the awesome job.




    0



    0
  4. Does your site have a contact page? I’m having trouble locating
    it but, I’d like to send you an e-mail. I’ve got some ideas for your
    blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great blog
    and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.




    0



    0
  5. After I originally commented I appear to have clicked
    the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox
    and now each time a comment is added I get 4 emails with the exact same comment.
    Is there a way you can remove me from that service?

    Thanks a lot!




    0



    0
  6. An outstanding share! I have just forwarded
    this onto a co-worker who has been conducting a little homework on this.

    And he actually bought me breakfast because I discovered it for him…

    lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanks for spending time to discuss this
    issue here on your internet site.




    0



    0
  7. Hey! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my
    previous room mate! He always kept talking about this.
    I will forward this post to him. Pretty sure he will have a
    good read. Thank you for sharing!




    0



    0
  8. Hello there! This article could not be written much better!
    Going through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He continually kept preaching about this. I am going to forward this post to him.
    Fairly certain he’s going to have a good read. I appreciate you
    for sharing!




    0



    0
  9. Awesome website you have here but I was wondering if you knew of
    any community forums that cover the same topics
    discussed here? I’d really like to be a part of online community where I can get responses from other experienced individuals that share the same interest.
    If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Bless you!




    0



    0
  10. An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a co-worker who has
    been doing a little homework on this. And he actually ordered me
    breakfast simply because I found it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this….
    Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending time
    to talk about this topic here on your website.




    0



    0
  11. Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to
    my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She
    put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I
    had to tell someone!




    0



    0
  12. It’s appropriate time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy.
    I have read this post and if I could I want to suggest you few interesting things or tips.
    Perhaps you can write next articles referring to this article.
    I wish to read more things about it!




    0



    0
  13. Hello there! Quick question that’s entirely off topic. Do you know how
    to make your site mobile friendly? My site looks weird when viewing
    from my iphone 4. I’m trying to find a template or plugin that might be
    able to fix this issue. If you have any recommendations,
    please share. Many thanks!




    0



    0
  14. The other day, while I was at work, my sister stole
    my apple ipad and tested to see if it can survive
    a 25 foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now destroyed and she has 83 views.
    I know this is completely off topic but I had to share it with someone!




    0



    0
  15. I was curious if you ever thought of changing the structure
    of your site? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better.
    Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or two images.

    Maybe you could space it out better?




    0



    0
  16. This design is wicked! You obviously know how to keep a reader entertained.

    Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to
    start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Fantastic job.

    I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
    Too cool!




    0



    0
  17. Hi there are using WordPress for your blog platform?
    I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and set up my own. Do you need any coding expertise
    to make your own blog? Any help would be greatly appreciated!




    0



    0
  18. Howdy! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new
    apple iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading through your
    blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the outstanding work!




    0



    0
  19. Does your site have a contact page? I’m having
    problems locating it but, I’d like to shoot you an email.
    I’ve got some suggestions for your blog you might be interested in hearing.

    Either way, great blog and I look forward to seeing it improve
    over time.




    0



    0
  20. Good day! I know this is kind of off topic
    but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this site?
    I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers and
    I’m looking at alternatives for another platform. I would be great
    if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.




    0



    0
  21. Does your website have a contact page? I’m having problems locating
    it but, I’d like to send you an e-mail. I’ve got some suggestions for your blog you might be interested in hearing.

    Either way, great website and I look forward to seeing it improve over time.




    0



    0
  22. I was very happy to find this web-site.I wished to thanks for your time for this glorious read!! I positively enjoying each little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you blog post.




    0



    0
  23. Popular Culture says that ‘Truth is Relative’. Which explains the Snowflake phenomenon…. it’s a horrible feeling to have the goal posts moved on you constantly (I’d be frightened too!)

    It also explains how Christians (Truth is True) are managing to weather the storms of the day… our foundation is The Rock. It ain’t moving. Equanimity is a wonderful place to be.




    0



    0
  24. Uber, when it comes down to it, I don’t know anyone who REALLY wants to live in a world without rules. Some people may say there are not absolutes, but when the bully comes by and wants your lunch, you think it’s wrong even if he thinks it’s right. Who is to say who is right?

    Liberals (I don’t like “progressives” as a term as much) may say “Save the Whales” or “Don’t eat meat” or “Everybody-should-drive-a-teeny-car-that-gets-fantastic-gas- mileage-so-we-can-save-the-planet” but let’s not pretend: We ALL have our rules, whether we admit it or not.

    Nobody wants to live in a world without boundaries. The question: Who or What is setting the standards of what is right and wrong?




    2



    0
    1. I couldn’t agree with you more. It’s funny though because I use “progressives” to convey benefit of doubt. One reason I avoid “liberal” is because people fling it about like a cuss word. Not that you do that, of course. You’re right—we all operate in a world of absolute truth, and we all affirm its supremacy a thousand times a day whether we realize it or not.




      0



      0
      1. How many would be okay with an unjust judge letting a criminal go scot-free who’d murdered a family member? We expect and demand justice because God does so according to his nature … and ours.




        0



        0

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.