Samuel Rutherford wrote “Lex, Rex.” That Latin phrase is translated as “The Law is King.” The key concept in his treatise is that there is no one above the law. Every human beings is subject to the same standards of conduct in every relationship. The “Law” that is referred to is in Rutherford’s work is God’s Word, the Bible. He argued, as Francis Shaeffer put it, “How could law — rather than arbitrary judgments of individuals or an elite — be king?  Simply because God had spoken, there was a base upon which to build law.” When God speaks, He tells the truth, he speaks “absolute truth” appropriate for every individual in every society.

In one of Barna’s surveys he asked, “Do you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with the following statement: There is no such thing as absolute truth; different people can define truth in conflicting ways and still be correct.” Only 28% of the respondents expressed strong belief in “absolute truth,” and more surprisingly, only 23 percent of born-again or evangelical Christians accepted this idea!  Barna goes on to say, “What a telling revelation! If more than 75 percent of the followers of Christ say nothing can be known for certain, does this indicate, as it seems, that they are not convinced that Jesus existed, that He is who He claimed to be, that His Word in authentic, that God created the heavens and earth, or that eternal life awaits the believer? That’s what the findings appear to mean. If there is no absolute truth, then by definition nothing can be said to be absolutely true.”

Micah affirms for us that God’s law, absolute truth, will rule once and for all over the entire world. Chapter 4, verse 2 says, “…   many nations shall come, and say: Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.  For out of Zion shall go forth the Law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.”


“The very essence of your words is truth; all your just regulations will stand forever.” Psalm 119:160