April 21, 2019
Letter

Absolutes do exist

In a recent letter, JoDee Creighton has chosen to intuit (her word) to determine what she considers truth. Webster defines intuit as, “the act or faculty of knowing without the use of rational process.” Her letter then proceeds to show the conclusions she has drawn without the use of rational process.

Ken Ham, of Answers in Genesis, encountered a sign that read, “No one has the only truth.” Ham’s question was, “If people claim they can’t know, then how can they be sure they do know they can’t know?” To say there are no absolutes is an absolute statement.

Creighton closes with a quotation from a noncanonical book declaring, “Bring forth what is within you, what you have will save you.”

The truth is, that is a lie. The Bible says in Matthew 15:19 that from within, “Out of the heart proceed evil.” Romans 1:29-32 will give you another picture of what is “within you.” We are sinners and need a savior. All the thinkers, philosophers and poets of all time can never reconcile me to God.

Only Jesus who paid for my sin on Calvary’s cross can do that. He is the only way to God. That is an absolute.

Peter Bennett

Holden


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