Truth Opinion

We have written a book titled “The Truth May Impact Your Opinion” which is

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intended to be handed out to people that we are witnessing too. The book presents the Gospel and six common objections that people have to the Gospel. At this time we are taking pre-orders for copies of the book. We are hoping to get enough interest that we can print at least 2,000 copies (at roughly $1 to $1.50 per copy) so that we can do a bulk printing. If you are interested in pre-ordering copies of the book, please contact me.

We invite you to read the introduction:

We are of the “opinion”, pardon the pun; that the culture and the world at large has bought, wholesale, into the idea that one’s opinion makes something true. This however, has never been nor can ever be true. We believe that people commonly state their opinions as truth because they believe they are the same as truth and that truth is relative to one’s opinion. However, truth is objective and opinion is subjective. We believe if an individual would honestly and logically, reason about the difference between truth and opinion that he would come to the same conclusion. For example, any Dallas Cowboy fan could have the opinion that the 2009 team was a better team than the 2010 team. That would be subject to his own opinion. However, he could not have the opinion that the new Cowboy stadium resides in Irving, Texas. Why? Because the Dallas Cowboy stadium was moved to Arlington, Texas a few years ago. This is a fact. This is an objective truth and one’s opinion cannot change or even affect that reality.

Consider another example. Who is the 44th president of the United States of America? There are six and a half billion people in the world. But there is only one right answer to this question. It may be your opinion that this person should not have been elected but that does not change the fact that he was elected. The 44th president is Barack Obama. We have election results, the electoral college results and evidence that he was sworn in as president. So whether you believe that he is the 44th president or not, your opinion on the matter does not change the facts.

There is a human phenomenon where just believing something makes it so for them. Consider the debate between Coke and Pepsi. Which is better? It’s a personal preference. But there is no set standard to indicate one is actually better than the other. On the other hand, consider which team is the best professional football team in a given year. Each fan may have their favorite. In fact we could look at ticket sales or merchandise sales to determine which team is the most popular. However those sales do not confirm or deny which team is actually the best. No, the best team is determined by a playoff system that leads to the Super Bowl with one team being crowned World Champion. So regardless if you believe the winner is the best, they have proven it on the field by a set of rules.

On a simple level if you say you don’t believe in trucks, what happens when you stand in the road and the next truck comes along? Splat! Basic logic applies also in mathematics. Two plus two is always four (in base 10). No matter how much you believe the answer is five, it does not change the fact that 2+2=4.

So what about in the spiritual realm? Do these same basic rules apply? Could there be one truth about God, eternity and what happens when you die? A website on the internet categorizes over 4,300 different religions. Is it good enough to just believe something? Anything? Or does it actually matter what you believe? Yes, it absolutely matters; you must believe the truth. As a matter of fact, your eternal destination will be determined by what and whom you believe. Just like the president is the president, the Super Bowl champion is the Super Bowl champion and 2+2 is 4, there must be one right answer when it comes to spiritual truth.

Furthermore, neither religious majority, rapid growth, massive attendance nor popular opinion make one’s belief true. No! To the contrary, the Bible indicates that the vast majority of mankind will be wrong if they use these variables to determine truth. Dead wrong!
Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. (Matthew 7:13-14)

Did you catch that? The Bible says that many will find the way to destruction and only a few will find the way to life. Some say there is no God. Others say there is. Some say there is reincarnation. Some say there is not. Some say there is a day of judgment. Others say everyone will go to Heaven. With sobering sincerity, one’s opinion on these matters is truly irrelevant.

There is a way that seems right to a man,but its end is the way to death. (Proverbs 14:12)

What matters most is the truth! Some say there is no absolute truth. Are they absolutely sure? If so, then they are wrong that there is no absolute truth because their statement is absolute. Just like when we can prove who the president is, we automatically eliminate all of the other options. Therefore, if we can prove one religion or one God is true then all the others are false. Period! End of discussion. Before you move on, please pause and consider what has been said. God has given you the ability to apply basic logic and reasoning to sincerely consider what is being said, in regards to there being one truth, God or religion that eliminates all others. Please consider Jesus’ words on the issue:

I am the way and the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)

It is our hope and prayer that the truth will impact your opinion on these matters.


5 Responses to Truth Opinion

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  2. martha says:

    Ah well. There are other people who believe their religion is the truth. None of you know which religion is the truth, if any. Why do they call it faith?

    • Carl says:

      The point of the book is that if one religion can be proven to be true, then the others are false. Period. Does not matter what you believe, only what is true. Martha, if you will send me your address, I’ll mail you a copy of the book.

    • Todd says:

      Martha, if you look up the definition of the word religion, it is defined as whom or what one worships. Man’s idea of religion comes in many different forms but at it’s root and in every case, what it boils down to, is a sinful man attempting to appeal to a Holy God on his own terms and by his own merit. According to the bible, this is an impossibility because we do not set the terms nor do we have any merit that can begin to please a Holy God. We are born as sinnners and enemies of God.
      In the truest sense of the word (religion), here is the distinction between man-made religion and God’s religion. God’s religion is the worship of the Lord Jesus Christ because Jesus is in fact the one and only mediator between a Holy God and a wretched sinner like you and I. I hope you can see the distinction. God’s religion is a person, and His name is Jesus.
      If I understand your comment about faith. Are you implying that we should not call it faith because we cannot know which is true? No, we call it faith because there is only one truth who distinguishes Himself from every religion of man and again His name is Jesus! As a mater of fact, He is called the truth. See: John 14:6 Furthermore, the intensity of one’s faith is not what legitimizes his faith. The object of his faith is what counts. Again, Jesus was the Lord and Redeemer of man long before we knew what the word faith even meant. Faith in God is merely man’s response to God’s provision for eternal life and once again, it has never been nor will ever be man’s works, ideology or religion but Christ Jesus and Christ alone. See: 1st Jn 22,23

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