When you think of endangered species, your mind probably begins to name several animals that might possibly become extinct in the near future. But today, I want to talk about two very real things in our lives that are quickly becoming endangered: TRUTH and REASON.
When there’s a change in the environment, as we are seeing unfold before our eyes around the globe on a daily basis, the species has a choice: it can either become extinct or adapt. If the choice is to adapt, it must change to fit the new environment. Over time, with enough adaptation, what something used to be is no longer the case. If history and science have taught us anything, it’s that things change and adaptations are made.
In 1828, when Webster printed his first dictionary, the definition for truth read: truth is transcended fact, a fundamental reality transcending from Scripture. The tenth edition of this same dictionary published in 1996 says that truth is a sincere action, a consistency in character that then becomes a matter of fact. In 1828, we said that the truth came from Scripture. By 1996, we said that truth comes from “sincere action”.
Let’s resolve together today that we will not allow society to dictate who we are or who our children will become. Don’t be afraid to stand up for the truth found in God’s Word. The battle belongs to the Lord, but the fight to save our children and our grandchildren from becoming products of this increasingly godless world, is ours. Christ died so that we might be set free. He has given us a book filled with truths. Don’t let society and our modern culture dictate a new set of rules. Remember, “…you shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32).
Life has never been more uncertain. Everywhere we turn it seems that things have never been as bad as they are right now. The truth is the world has been here before, even if we have not.
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