I'm not sure if anything grinds my gears as much as hearing the phrase "my truth". Variations include things like "I'm living my truth" or "I'm speaking my truth." Why does this grind my gears? Because it's unbiblical. Point blank. I can't fault anyone who doesn't live by biblical principles for saying this. But it definitely troubles me when I hear Christians using these phrases.
Why is it unbiblical?
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.- John 14:6
John MacArthur writes, "The Bible teaches that Truth is that which is consistent with the mind, will, character, glory and being of God. Even more to the point: Truth is the self-expression of God." He also says that, "God is the author, source, determiner, governor, arbiter, ultimate standard, and final judge of all truth."
It's a tough pill to swallow when we want to do what we wanna do and live what we want to be true for us. But this whole entire concept of "my truth" was birthed out of a post-modern movement of thought. This school of thought advocates that we all have our own experiences, perspectives, and realities that may be different from another's. We come to accept different things as true based on those experiences, perspectives and realities. We should accept and appreciate each person's concept of truth. And so they conclude, there is no absolute truth.
But, what happens when someone says that something heinous is true for them? Where does the the acceptance of everyone's truth stop? Some may say when our actions hurt another. So then why doesn't society penalize white lies? Or greed?
In his song Gravity, Lecrae says,
We as finite beings who have no ability to even save ourselves from injury or death, are probably not the best at deciding what is truth. God has already done that for us. However, within our sin nature, we will always desire to have our own control or mastery over our lives. ALL of God's word is truth and that is what we should align our lives with, any departure from it, is a lie.
John 17:17: Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth.
Hebrews 6:18: God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged.
1 John 5:10: Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son.
Proverbs 30:5-6: “Every word of God is flawless;
he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
6 Do not add to his words,
or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.