How Can I Know the Truth?

Is truth relative, or is there such thing as objective truth? This resource collection helps you understand the nature of truth and points you to the source of all truth.

  • The Moment of Truth Video Message by Steven Lawson

    One of the defining features of our post-Christian culture is the embrace of what we might call “philosophical relativism.” The prevailing view today is that there are no absolute truths. There is only “my truth” and “your truth,” but there are no “true truths,” to borrow Francis Schaeffer’s language. In this session, Dr. Steven Lawson exposes the absurdity and self-defeating nature of denying absolute truth, and also point us toward the One who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. View Resource

  • No Place for Truth Video Message by Alistair Begg

    We are facing a culture that does not see truth as absolute, that says all paths lead to God, and that disdains the rigorous intellectual pursuit of the things of the Lord. Such darkened thinking resists the light of God’s Word, and it influences the church in ways that hinder our ability to shine forth the Lord’s truth. Dr. Alistair Begg looks at the threats of anti-intellectualism, relativism, and postmodernism, exhorting us to proclaim Christ as the way, the truth, and the life. Dr. Begg calls us away from a low view of truth to a view that places truth … View Resource

  • Contending for the Truth: 2007 National Conference Conference with Various Teachers

    Ligonier Ministries’ 2007 National Conference,Contending for the Truth, will equip believers to answer the false claims of postmodernism, naturalism, and our culture’s other atheistic theories. Dr. Sproul is joined by other Christian scholars, pastors, and leaders, including John MacArthur, Al Mohler, and John Piper to refute the claims made against the biblical worldview and to arm believers for the cogent presentation of orthodox Christianity. View Resource

  • What Is Truth? Audio Message by R.C. Sproul

    “What is truth?” Pontius Pilate asked as Jesus stood trial. Many people today are asking this same question. It’s fashionable to believe that truth is not based on reality but is relative to our preferences. In this message, Dr. Sproul exposes the flaws in this argument and points us to the very incarnation of truth. View Resource

  • Moral Relativism Devotional

    John 18:38a

    Being Christians in the world, we face the challenge of having our ethics shaped by the culture around us. That is why we must be careful to discern the messages we are being sent and evaluate them by the standards of God’s Word. Our media-driven age makes this even more difficult. May we strive not to embrace what the voices around us are telling us is good but call good only that which our Lord approves. View Resource

  • What Is Truth? Article by Steven Lawson

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2010

    What is truth? This question raised by Pilate, when Jesus Christ stood trial before him, exposed his own worldview. He lived in a world in which absolute truth did not exist. I think Pilate’s voice was dismissive and filled with disdain. I imagine he sneered in mockery, angry that Christ dared to speak with truth. Though he looked straight into the face of the incarnate Truth, he could not discern it. Pilate was like so many today, a postmodernist, but one living in premodern times. View Resource

  • All Truth Is God’s Truth Article by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2009

    Few books I have read have made a lasting impression on my mind and thought. One of them I read over fifty years ago. The title of the book was The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science, and it made a lasting impression upon me because it clearly set forth the importance of understanding that all scientific theories presuppose certain philosophical premises. The philosophical premises that are the underpinning of scientific inquiry are often taken for granted and never given even a cursory exploration. But in a time when fierce debate rages between science and theology, it is important that … View Resource

  • Pluralism and Relativism: “It’s All Relative” (pt. 1) by R.C. Sproul

    As missionaries attempting to understand the way of thinking in our culture, we must turn our attention to twin topics under the umbrella heading of secularism—pluralism and relativism. Let us think once more of the high wall we examined earlier, the wall representing the line of demarcation separating the present time from the eternal world. It is the barrier to the transcendent realm of unity, the wall that confines and restricts us to this time and this place.

  • Pluralism and Relativism: “It’s All Relative” (pt. 2) by R.C. Sproul

    In the twentieth century, the buzz word that replaced evolution was relativity. We are all aware of the changes in our lives that have been brought about by the scientific revolution based on Einstein’s theory of relativity. This is the atomic age. Our lives have been changed by the threat of nuclear war as well as by new possibilities of power from nuclear energy that exist as a result of Einstein’s work.

  • Pluralism and Relativism: “It’s All Relative” (pt. 3) by R.C. Sproul

    One of the most controversial issues of our day is that of abortion. It is tearing this country apart politically, economically, socially, and in every other way. Legislation is pending in every statehouse over the question of abortion. The issue is not whether or not it is all right to have an abortion if a person is subjected to rape or if the mother’s life is in danger. Those are moral questions that theologians and students of ethics work with. The issue today is over the question of abortion on demand.