“Der Liebe Gott Steckt” is an approximately 300 year old German proverb which means, “God is in the details.” Unfortunately, in 1990 this German proverb was incorrectly translated into the English vernacular to mean, “The devil is in the details.”
It’s truly unfortunate how culture has the power to adversely change spiritual rhetoric that glorifies God.
Partial truths is one of the most deadliest lies to every tell because it contains enough truth to make it believable. But it’s still a lie! Absolute truth is what Francis Schaeffer used to call “true Truth.” Not just truth for you or truth for me, but absolute truth whether you or I believe it or like it. Now one of the powerful things about our day is that a lot of very influential people, and millions of very influenced people don’t believe there is such a thing.
It’s no secret that the body of Christ aka the church has been fighting a war against culture driven ideology. However, we must never forget that it’s not just about our truth or truth for us, but “THE truth.” True truth. Truth that will be true whether we or anyone else believes it or likes it. Paul precisely strikes the nail on the head in Romans 1:25 when he said, “They exchanged the truth of God [notice the phrase!] for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.” He says in verse 18 that men “suppress the truth in unrighteousness.”
The Bible says, that, except for the gracious work of the Holy Spirit, our hearts always tilt one way: we suppress the ultimate objective truth outside ourselves and we choose to create our own. This is ultimately why the God of the Bible is rejected. If He exists, He is absolute Truth and we must yield to Him, and define good and bad, right and wrong, beautiful and ugly, true and false, wise and foolish, and our very selves according to Him and not according to us. God is the measure of all things, not man’s twisted, diluted, and destructive rhetoric.