The Ultimate Truth

 

The Law of Gravity states that an object will fall if let go in mid-air. Whether you choose to believe the law of gravity or not, it will not effect whether or not the object will fall; it will, in fact, fall. C.S. Lewis uses this analogy when describing the ‘Law of Human Nature” which states that we have a driving force within us that knows what is right and wrong, and how we should act. That’s another subject, that you will find more about in his book Mere Christianity.

Now, I assume we can all “believe” in gravity being an ultimate truth. Now, let’s take some real-life events, for example. We know there are many conspiracy theories out there. For example, some believed that Neil Armstrong didn’t actually land on the moon, but that the United States desperately needed the hype of the event. Some believe it was a hoax, and that the technology needed to make moon-landing possible wasn’t even available at the time. But, regardless of any beliefs of the matter, there is an ultimate truth: either man was on the moon on July 20th, 1969, or he was not.

Flight 800 crashed in 1996. The National Transportation Safety Board claims that the fuel tank exploded. But some witnesses claim to have seen  a streak of fire heading toward the plane before it crashed. Some say it was an accidental U.S Navy missile test gone wrong, some say it was a terrorist attack. There has been tests done on the wreckage that shows an explosion from an outside force. But, regardless of any theory, there is an ultimate truth. One of these things is correct. It cannot, be more than one depending on what you believe, or what feels best for you.

My last example, will be of the ultimate Creation vs Evolution debate. Some creationists believe the earth is 6000 years old, some believe it could be millions of years. Some believe God created evolution. Some believe in evolution alone. And here’s the trouble: we cannot find concrete proof for any idea, yet, there must in fact be an ultimate truth. We live on one planet, and it couldn’t have come from a big bang and millions of years of evolving into life forms to suit one persons beliefs, and also an intricately-woven creation by God to suit another.  One is true, and one is false. It cannot be both.

All this to say, the sayings “What’s true for you may not be true for someone else,” or “I think Buddhism works for some people, and Islam for another. As long as you do what makes you happy.” are of complete ignorance and illogicality. For, as we can see, there is an ultimate truth of how things came to be, how and why they work the way they do.  There either is a God or there is not. And if there is, it cannot be many of them, it must only be one of them.

Hinduism consists of 330 million different gods. Islam consists on following the Qur’an, which was the message, if you will, given to Muhammad by Allah. They believe that if your good deeds outweigh your bad, you go to heaven. Muslims believe a similar history as the Christians (i.e, the Old Testament of the Bible), but they believe Jesus was a prophet. Where Christianity, believes in a triune God: God the Father, Son (Jesus), and Holy Spirit. They believe that Jesus was perfect, and died on the cross for the sins of all the world. May I mention that Christianity is the only religion that gives a savior that gives a way out of the sin that entangles us, and gives us true freedom simply through unmerited grace. And that the only way to heaven is through belief in the Son of God, and through repentance of sin.

In regards to Jesus Christ, some say he was a prophet, some a teacher or a good man, and some say he is God. C.S. Lewis says he is either the Son of God, or a lunatic, (Mere Christianity). He cannot be one or the other depending on beliefs. He claimed to be God, therefore, if he was not, he would be considered far from any good man; he would be called a blasphemer, and crazy. Either Jesus is the Son of God he is the Word, the Light, the Way, the Truth, and the Life, or he is not. He cannot be God for a Christian, a good man for another, and fiction or insane, to another. He either died on the cross and defeated the grave or he did not. There is no dependencies.

You may say this doesn’t matter to you. But, you either go to heaven or hell when you die, or you do nothing, or you reincarnate, but you cannot choose which one you want. If only one of these can be true not one or the other, depending on what attracts your fancy, then you better hope you are choosing the one that is the ultimate truth. So, let’s say, for the sake of my argument: there is a God, and you either go to heaven or you go to hell. Now, there is another truth beyond that one: you go to heaven by good works, or you go to heaven through faith in Jesus. Only one can be true. So let’s say the only way to heaven is through Jesus; if you are not following him and living a life of love, you are in some pretty deep trouble when you bite the dust, regardless of what you believe will happen, you will go to heaven or hell, because it is an absolute truth.

I am perplexed that the majority of our population is tossed two and fro by the ideas that society throws at them, causing them to accept every idea. Be it religion, gender, sexuality, rights, our world has seemed to mesh everything into one idea that everything is okay. And this is not okay. There is right and wrong. There is truth and myth. There is fact and idea. There is responsibility and unfortunately there is immaturity, impracticality, imprudence and so on. Can we not see that our world is falling apart? Society doesn’t work without guidelines, and justice. I am deeply concerned for the hearts of this amazing species; our potential and intelligence is going out the window, and in fact, spiraling down to the pits of hell. Please open your eyes. We are worth more than this. There is a God who loves us and created us for a purpose. His love is everlasting and overwhelming; this is an ultimate truth.

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