I’m sure no one will disagree that we live in a complicated time. For many years, I’ve been navigating how to share truth in a world that tries to tell us that truth is relative. The idea that what is true for me is true for me, and what is true for you is true for you.
But within the last five years or so, it seems that the idea of relative truth has levelled up. This new evolution has made it more complicated and, quite frankly, more dangerous.
The term I’ve heard is “post-truth”, and I would define it in this way: I believe what I believe, so I’m right, and you’re wrong!
And I have also found that it often comes with “proof”. An article or pseudo-science newsletter that reinforces whatever you believe. I saw a video once of a guy who claimed that you could make up something and more than likely, you can find a source on the internet to back up that claim.
That is why terms like “Fake News” and “misinformation” have become buzzwords in whatever news source you follow. It has made it harder to decipher what is true in this world.
So, as I’ve tried to navigate this new normal, I vividly remember asking God, how do I share your Gospel to those who don’t believe? He reminded me, “there is still only One Truth.” No matter how much the world tries to say truth is relative and how much “evidence” they provide, there is still only One Truth. And it’s the Real Truth that will set them free.