by Nelson Price

JOHN 8:31, 32, 36

Jesus Christ said, "You shall know the truth, and the truth
shall make you free" (John 8: 32).

He spoke definitively of the truth as though there is truth and
untruth. We live in a society that in general professes there is no
such thing as absolute truth. Everything is relative. 70+% of the
"Boomer" generation profess there are no absolutes. Relativism
means there are no absolutes. Right and wrong is for them
determined by the situation. This is a humanistic philosophy.
Opposed to it is the theistic philosophy.

Humanism says man is the ultimate authority of right or
wrong. Man is his own judge and jury.

Theism says God is the ultimate authority in all things.

Every person holds to one or the other of these two views of
life. Which is yours?

Our ancestors who came to these shores had the concept of
God being in charge.

Benjamin Franklin addressing the Constitutional Convention
said, "Gentlemen, I have lived a long time and the longer I live the
more convincing proof I see that God governs in the affairs of man.
If a sparrow cannot fall to the earth without His knowledge, can a
nation arise without His concurring aid?"

On the issue of right and wrong William Penn noted: "Right
is right though all men be against it and wrong is wrong though all
men be for it." He believed in absolutes.

What the humanistic philosophy, that has invaded so many
schools, will teach our youth is the first Thanksgiving was a time
when the Pilgrims met with the Native Americans to thank them for
their help.

What many will not be taught is the first Thanksgiving,
celebrated in 1621, was a three-day period when the Pilgrims and
Native Americans feasted, prayed, played, and sang songs to God.

Many will not be taught that in his first Thanksgiving Day
proclamation in 1789, President George Washington said, "It is the
duty of all nations to a ...

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