Truth is still imperative as well as important. It has always been so. Truth isn't trendy; it sets the standard. It is the Standard.
I've heard about truth from the very first occasion to study the Bible as an adult. I love it. I hunger for it. I want to develop into the understanding of it.
The word "Truth" has been used by some as a big stick and by others as harshly-toned threat. It fits neither. It is beautiful, decent, impeccable, and freeing; it is Jesus.
Upon being the recipient of many squint-eyed reprimands by Truth-holders over the years, I'm coming to a new conclusion. Truth isn't the main thrust of our leaders. Peace is. There are new things to know about God which comes from His Word; yet it is easier to let such slide if we can maintain peace among us in the meanwhile. Corrections from and by the Bible are needed among us; but if any would rattle the proverbial church cage many leaders give it a wink, a nod, and shrug and keep the new information at bay.
This is killing our people. It isn't that this new generation has gone liberal as some love to contend. It's that many have encountered deaths to their spirits because we as leaders felt the urge to keep peace in church. I'm not as mistakenly nor inappropriately brash as I once was. Nevertheless, I am convicted that roots of error still need an axe; not a toothbrush and Ivory soap.
I'm not for inducing upset. However, I clearly sense many of our good leaders have sold out to keeping the boat from rocking. While this keeps those of us who are past 50 somewhat settled, the younger are opting for something away from us? What's the point? Some key matters the church likes to believe is Truth isn't.
It is really only stuff we like....so we label it Truth.