Ask Google for truth?

At our house we like to, “Ask Google.” If we are looking up what is the deepest lake in the world, or the largest mammal in Africa, or what is the Pythagorean Theorem; we ask Google. As I homeschool our girls, Google has helped me understand Algebra problems and Chemistry problems that I wasn’t quite sure how to explain. Google has even been asked some very funny questions like “What is another word for thing?” I am trying to teach the girls to be descriptive in their language and had banned the word “thing” from being used, so they thought maybe they could ask Google for a synonym to “thing.” I think they missed the point I was trying to make. Ah well, we are learning together.
Google is a great tool for finding the answers to concrete questions such as, “What is the capital of Michigan?” It is not the right place to go to find the answers to questions such as, “When was the earth formed?” or “Was the earth created in 7 literal days or 7 ages of time?” or “When does life begin?”
In order to navigate through life we need to have a concrete basis for truth. If truth is based on the postmodern mindset of “there is no real knowledge, but rather interpretations based on impressions, relativism, subjectivity, and constant reinventing;” then how can we make decisions, hold down a job, be a part of a lifelong marriage relationship, or be parents that raise their children? There must be some governance of truth, an unwavering source that provides guidance through all the decisions that must be made in life. If the theories you learned in Psychology 101 or Philosophy 101 in college have changed over the years and now there are new theories on how to live life or solve problems, then are the theories you learned irrelevant to today?
There must be a guide to lead us through life. A guide that is unwavering, that does not change through the course of time, and that does not succumb to the whims of man. There is such a guide, but man has been attempting for years to destroy it, disprove it, and ignore it. This guide is the Bible.
Everyone believes something; even if they say they believe in nothing that is something. Even if a person wants to be a free spirit and live by their own set of rules; they are still living by a set of guidelines…their own.
King Solomon in all his wisdom at the end of his life penned these words, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter, ‘Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.’” (Ecclesiastes 12:13). King Solomon had it all…fame, fortune, and wisdom. Yet, after he had pursued everything that a human being can pursue to provide pleasure for himself, he came to the conclusion that all of these pursuits are worthless. What was important in the end was to “Fear God and keep His commandments.”
In conclusion, what is truth? On what should truth be based? Is truth variable or is it something concrete that is a solid foundation to the house of your life? Is truth something that will always guide you through life no matter the circumstances? My next post will review why the Bible is our guide to truth.

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