We all know that truth is taking a bashing on many fronts. The notion of truth is questioned like never before by philosophers as well as the countless pseudo-philosophers excited by a couple of books they have read recently. The representatives of truth are under scrutiny due to numerous news stories of ship-wrecked integrity. The security of truth is generally jettisoned as people find their personal security in personal shaped worlds of their own making. The reliability of truth is continually undermined by “progress” that shows previous pronouncements from scientists and social commentators alike to have been premature at best. The availability of truth is shaky in a world where access to information is greater than ever, but in-depth study looks much like infomercials or virtual investment scams.
Truth is under attack. But truth is still true. You know your audience when you preach next time. You know how much “apologetic” is needed for the truth that you will preach. You know what approach will work best for those people at this time in their lives. But remember this, truth is still true. When you have studied God’s Word and have a central concept, a main idea, a biblical truth to proclaim, then proclaim it. State it. Say it. Preach it. Whether or not you choose to tune the apologetic element of the sermon to a high pitch, make sure you state the truth. In a world of false and flawed claims, truth carries an uncanny attraction. In a world of false teaching, God desires for the truth to be known. If you have something true to preach, preach it. Truth is still true.