Sunday, August 5, 2012

Self Evident Truths

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." ~ Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence.

When the founders of the United States drafted documents to explain their purpose, they admitted that there were certain "self-evident" truths that all people should recognize. In other words, the human mind coupled with the moral conscience gives every person the ability to clearly understand that some things are absolutes. Here stated by Jefferson, the fact that 1) all men are created equal 2) all people have God-given rights and 3) that all people are entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness - are clearly evident to any person of sound mind who is dedicated to the objective of moral goodness.

The Bible as God's holy and divine word also claims certain truths to be self-evident. That is to say that some things should not need to be explained, for nature itself teaches that certain things are pure or morally right and good. For example:

1. The fact that man was made with a moral conscience (Rom. 2:14)
2. That God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34).
3. That the sexual relationship is meant for marriage only (Heb. 13:4).
4. That marriage is between a man and a woman (1 Cor. 11:7-9).
5. That it is a sin to engage in homosexual practices (Rom. 1:26).
6. That it is shameful for men to look like women and for women to look like men (1 Cor. 11:14).

This is a very short there are literally hundreds of things that we should be able to observe as self-evident: Absolute truth. The reality of death. Actions have consequences...we could go on and on. But let us simply stop for a moment in a world of confusion and ambiguity and realize that the most important truths are still understandable and attainable if we have the heart and mind to seek them and let them speak for themselves.

Satan, the media, and even religiously based false-teachers are trying to muddy the water when it comes to those things which any rational human being should be able to see as clear and evident. God has given us a mind to think logically and a heart to consider morally what is naturally acceptable within the created world. Do not be deceived by the schemes of modern day imposters...

We hold these truths to be self-evident...

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." ~ 2 Tim. 1:7

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