Eternal truth – what is it?

Christianity is God reaching down. He always makes the first move – whether in Genesis when He created the heavens and earth by speaking into existence, then created man and woman giving them breath.  But God didn’t stop there – in the New Testament he sent Jesus, His son, to earth to live and walk among us to show the way and finally the Holy Spirit to live within each of us.  Throughout history and today God is reaching down to say to His people follow me, I’m the way.  This is eternal truth.

What happens when our truths collide?  I’m sitting here watching the most wonderful, talented grandchild on the planet perform in her school play.  Beside me is someone I don’t know, but they too are watching the most talented grandchild.  But here’s the thing, it’s not the same grandchild.  Truth of who is the most wonderful grandchild, in this scenario, is in the eye of the grandparent.  This truth isn’t eternal.

Mathew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My Words will never

Isaiah 55:10-11 So shall My Word be…it shall accomplish…and prosper

Eternal truth is one that is not based on my assumptions, thoughts, or best efforts – it’s from God Almighty and therefore eternal.  It is forever and ever, it never fails, and never changes. The world says we know something is true because great thinkers and authorities said it was true.  There are many people who have come and gone whom the world labeled “great thinkers.”  But when we base truth on an earthly man or woman, it can change depending on which “great thinker” we choose to follow.  Even great thinkers’ thoughts evolve over their life span.  God is eternal and His ways are higher than our ways.  He is our constant and the more we read the Word, the more incredible it is.  It doesn’t change, but we continually learn and grow in our understanding of it.

We live in a day when fake news and conflicting truths constantly bombard us – we can rest assured in what is eternal truth!  God’s Word will not return void and will accomplish His purpose.


Joyce Smith