What is Truth worth?
We have been exploring the concept of truth and where it derives from, and I have made the comment in the worship services, "How True is Truth?”
Now, on the surface, that is a pretty silly comment. If something is true it is true. If it is not true, it is not true. Period.
The point behind asking that is to call us to examine our faith and the depths of our beliefs. Maybe the way to think of it is "Do we really believe what we say we believe?"
The lengths that we are willing to go to live out our faith, demonstrates how much we actually believe it.
An illustration may help:
There was once a man condemned to be hanged for his crimes. In an effort to lead him to faith in Christ in his last hour, a pastor went to see him right before he was to be hanged. He spoke to the condemned man about his own depravity, the lostness within him, his sin, and its consequence: the eternal damnation that awaited him. But he didn’t stop there. He went on to tell him about Christ’s redeeming love and work to save him. He spoke of the work of Christ on the cross to pay for the sins of the world, even for this man who had committed such heinous crimes that he was condemned to be killed for them.
After a few moments, the condemned man said, “Preacher, do you really believe all this? Do all Christians believe this?” The preacher enthusiastically responded that it is the bedrock understanding of the Christian faith. The man replied, “Well, I don’t believe it. But if I did, I would crawl on my hands and knees across this city to tell someone about it.”
So I ask again: how true is truth? If it is true it changes everything, doesn’t it?