Our Nation's Truth Journey

by Frank Jones


"It is possible to view the history of the twentieth century as the story of the battle for truth. The chronicling of its history is in a very real sense the chronicling of its truth journey. A number of years ago Steve Haynes defined this journey as unfolding in three critical stages:

There was the traditional era where truth as defined by God was mediated to the culture by the clergy who spoke from the Bible.

There was the modern era where truth as defined by man was mediated to the culture by the scientist and validated by this research.

There was the postmodern era where truth is now considered indefinable, and all that is left for humankind is "raw feeling," symbolized by the passion of the rock musician.

This transition from "true truth" (as defined by God) to "tainted truth" (as defined by modern man) to no truth" (as indefinable by postmodern man) has left humankind in a state of intellectual, moral, and spiritual freefall. We seem to have lost our internal, moral gyroscope. The moral certainty of divine revelation has been reduced to moral and intellectual chaos." (McLachlan, Douglas. Thirsting for Authenticity: Calling the Church to Robust Christianity. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018, 3.)