When sharing our faith in Jesus, Gloria and I find so many people saying they are glad we have a faith that works for us.
They may even express a degree of regret that they themselves have no such faith sustaining them, but rarely is that regret sufficient to move them to consider their own need to seek God.
“Whatever works for you” is a common response.
They see that for us Jesus “works”, but for others it may be Buddha, or Allah, or the millions of Hindu gods – it doesn’t matter as long as it works for them.
Clearly, they give no consideration for the value of TRUTH.
Truth has lost its – well, its TRUTH.
Relativism rules, where it is possible for everyone to hold to their own particular “truths” no matter how contradictory they all may be; just as long as no one tries to insist that “their truth” is THE truth.
God isn’t so flexible in His views.
He values truth enough to identify Himself with it.
Jesus said “I am the way, THE TRUTH and the life” – the ONLY means of accessing the Father.
Paul wrote of the importance of truth, that receiving a love of the truth is essential for salvation and writes about
“those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.”
Truth matters. It is worthless believing in something that isn’t true, no matter how much “comfort” it may seem to give.