Is The Truth Really Out There?

As seen in The Squamish Chief Newspaper • June 24, 2016

Since the very early days of manned exploration, NASA and its various agencies have been heard to say as they point to the stars, “The truth is out there.” Of course what they primarily mean by that is that the answer to the big questions, “How did we get here and why are we here,” are out there. Which presupposes two things.

First, that the answers are not here on earth and second, they have yet to be found.

Since the immortal words of astronaut Neal Armstrong in July of 1969, “That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind,” were heard around the world, we’ve been searching the cosmos for answers. 

S.E.T.I (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) has been looking and listening with the most advanced technology humankind can muster for over 45 years now. After all that time and billions of dollars invested in the search for the truth, the answer that we have heard to this point in time can be summed up in one word—SILENCE!

So, what will we do with the search for truth? Our modern culture has come to the conclusion that there is no absolute truth and therefore no need to search. The reality is that none of us live our lives as if that statement were true. We make and live by truth claims every day.

A few months before he was crucified, Jesus made one of the boldest statements anyone has ever made. He said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life!” On the day of his crucifixion as he stood before the Roman governor Pilate they had this conversation.

“You are a king, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” “What is truth?” retorted Pilate.

That is still the most important question for us today. This Sunday at The Rock we are answering Truth Questions. You are welcome to join us.

Glenn Davies – Lead Pastor
The Rock Church