Where do you start?
In a culture that declares and asks me to sign a statement that asserts “There is no such thing as Absolute Truth,” and does not even recognize that as an “Absolute Truth Statement,” I choose to start my interactions with some people with this same discovery. After all, if we can’t even agree that something CAN be true for me AND you, what is point and the reference of further discussion?
So, if we can agree that, “There is no such thing as Absolute Truth,” is self-contradictory and therefore false, we shed the blinders of willful ignorance and we are left with, “There is Absolute Truth.” If there is “Absolute Truth” how do we find it and recognize it?
“Absolute Truth” has left its fingerprints throughout Creation, Science and History. It is inextricably woven into the fabric of the Universe and does not need to be proposed but rather discovered. By honestly questioning our assumptions and following where the answers lead, we will naturally be drawn to recognize some things are “True, Absolutely.” And one “Truth” will point to another and the discovery will have begun.
Jesus loves the mentally ill.
Jesus loves the mentally healthy.
Jesus loves those in a one-man, one-woman married relationship.
Jesus loves those who are not.
Jesus loves the scrupulously honest.
Jesus loves those who tell black, white and various-shades-of-grey lies.
Jesus loves the doctor who ends the life of an unborn person.
Jesus loves that unborn person.
Jesus loves that unborn person’s mother.
Jesus loves the person who believes they were predestined to be saved.
Jesus loves the person who believes they were not.
Jesus loves Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Catholics, Protestants and all religious people.
Jesus loves the person that believes there is no God.
Jesus loves the person who rejects Him.
Jesus loves the person who commits the unforgivable sin.
Jesus loves ALL people just the way they are.
And ALL need Him.
Even me. Even you.
And ALL can choose to receive Him as Savior, Lord and Friend.
If they are willing to turn away from their evil attitudes and actions WITH JESUS’ HELP.
And trust Jesus to forgive their evil attitudes and actions.
And trust Jesus to give them His Resurrection Life.
The phrase “Perception is Reality” was originally stated, I believe in the Reagan era, to describe a lack of honest and complete communication in national politics. Then it was stated literally. And some accept it as literal.
Jesus was and is no stranger to politics during his life, death and resurrection. And the distorted communication of the past lives on to today.
I invite you to read the post, https://i-m-4-u.com/2013/09/11/perception-is-reality-lee-atwater-is-mr-atwaters-statement-a-perception-or-reality-jim-mcnaughton/
In it I try to describe the difference between the “official” public perception and reality.