By Dr. C. Matthew McMahon (apuritansmind.com)
Do you understand this sentence? Good. Then you are thinking, and you are applying the basic objective laws that govern the universe. That does not mean your thought constitutes what is right, it just means you are thinking and applying the basic laws of logic. You are conforming to basic laws of logic even if you do not realize it. Without those basic laws in place we would not be able to communicate. Already, at this point, you would have given up because these few sentences would have been utterly meaningless to you. Each word could have meant something totally different if you were not applying the laws of logic. They could have meant anything if those laws were not in place and you were not following them. But you press on. You continue to read in understanding what is being said with each word used. If there were a more difficult word to deal with, say the word “solipsist,” you may have to grab a dictionary and look it up. But even when you look that word up, you are still adhering to the basic laws of the universe, the basic laws of logic. You are attempting to put into practice that which is logical. Without these basic laws it is utterly impossible to communicate, understand, or know anything. John Brown said, “As the law of nature must necessarily correspond with the nature of God, who imposes it, and of men, who are subjected to it, and with their relations to each other; these must be carefully considered, in order to our obtaining a proper knowledge of it.” Hopefully this will be carefully considered in this article.
The modern world is in a great dilemma, as is especially true of those all those who adhere in some sort to false religions or cultic ideology. It seems in our day that there are many who rest in subjective experience instead of objective truth. We become the center of truth and absolute truth takes a back seat to our experiential feelings or ideas. The “ego” is the center of universe, although, for some strange reason, it is blatantly ignorant that laws that it uses to defend its own subjectivity are governing it. This is as humorous as it is tragic. All of this rises as a result of the ignorance of the basic laws that govern the universe and are set in place by One that holds that reality together. To deny this would be self-defeating. Most people today are relativists (even those in the evangelical church). They believe whatever they want so long as it makes them happy. “You believe what you want and I believe what I want,” is what they say. They really do not mean that. Why? Because a simple test in thinking brings their minds back to reality and overthrows their relativism quickly. Here is an example: