What is truth? That is an old question. Christians believe God is Truth, that our Creator defines reality. Truth is His personal creation.
How does humanity know the truth? To learn the actual truth, we must know God. But what if we sin?
Mankind has always been tempted to be God, not to know God. This was the sin of Adam and Eve, and we still suffer the same temptation. We use fancier words to rationalize our stupidity. Thus, we speak of our “personal truth” (try googling that expression), and we teach our children that one person’s truth is as good as another person’s truth (https://citizentom.com/2014/12/28/is-multiculturalism-a-religion/). Why? Don’t we want our little dears to be “tolerant” of other people’s personal truths?
What is the problem with a personal truth? The truth is what it is, what God defines it to be. When we create our own personal truth, we create an illusion. Then we stumble about because we have blinded ourselves to the actual truth.
John 9:25 New King James Version (NKJV)
25 He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”
Men of ill judgment ignore the good that lies within their hands,
till they have lost it.
If you haven’t noticed, this week’s national current events have been interesting.
Troubling, yet most interesting.
There’s been a great deal in the way of political current events…
all with an odd underlying theme…
a theme of anger with a heavy dose of ignoring the facts…
or perhaps it’s more of a matter of anger with strong denial…
As in… if I deny it, it isn’t real.
1) According to an article in the New York Post,
“Hillary Clinton has now twice snubbed a process server
attempting to deliver the defamation lawsuit filed against her by Democratic presidential
candidate Tulsi Gabbard, according to Gabbard’s attorney.
Gabbard sued the former secretary of state for $50 million last week for calling
her a “Russian asset.” Clinton has refused to retract the statement.
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In reference to truth coming from God, I’m reminded of this from Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Letters to a Young Poet”:
“Things aren’t all so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe; most experiences are unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered, and more unsayable than all other things are works of art, those mysterious existences, whose life endures beside our own small, transitory life.”
I think many people, both religious and non-religious, seem to forget that the Bible resonates truth, as much anything, as profoundly beautiful works of art.
Tom, noticed you can’t press this or reblogg it from your site anymore? I had to cut and paste to mine.
WordPress has made some changes. Sigh! Thanks for mentioning it. I will have figure it out.
The reblog function has been moved into WordPress’ blog reader. To access it, you have to click on the share button. See the function I have highlighted below.
One other thing. When I click on the link to your blog, it does not work. You probably need to update it to https://fsmandfsmwo.blog/.
“How does humanity know the truth? To learn the actual truth, we must know God.”
Reality is what we can touch, see and hear as in the physical world that all life on Earth understands is all around us as indisputably real and that is the truth for all life.
The supernatural world is inherent of human nature and generated through powerfully progressive emotional states that can change a complex conscious world. For human minds this new world becomes the indisputable reality. That becomes the truth for some, but that always will be disputable and denied by others.
So you have proof the supernatural world does not exist? 🙄 How? You can prove a negative?
We cannot directly perceive God. Our eyes, ears, nose, fingers, and sense of taste do not provide the capacity. God is infinite. To fully know Him exceeds what our minds can comprehend. So, to the extent we can we know Him through what He has revealed to us through creation, the knowledge of Him in our hearts, and the Bible.
Creation is the handicraft of our Maker. Just as what a human being creates speaks of that human being, Creation speaks of God. Whereas you say, “it just is”, the theist asks, “who could have created that?”
What does the knowledge of Him in our hearts tell us? Consider.
No one has to tell us the difference between right and wrong. To do wrong we must suppress our guilt, and sometimes we do. Still, because He has put eternity in our hearts (Ecclesiastes 3:11) we grieve over each misdeed.
The Bible is God’s word given to us through the people He chose. With the Bible God tells us of His love for us and the story of our redemption by His Son.
Look at Creation. We are mesmerized by its beauty and lost in its vastness and complexity. Because we can see that it is true, the Bible gives us hope.
Can I make you believe in God? No. Romans 1:18-32 makes that clear. All I can do is patiently respond to your denials and set an example with my own belief.
Yep. Copying from a conversation on twitter (a native Iowan), on the same subject:
So the first presidential primary contest, the Iowa Caucuses, is tomorrow night. As it happens, perhaps the most respected pollster in the country is Ann Selzer, who owns the “Iowa Poll”. She pairs with the largest paper to publish her commissioned polls. Their predictive value has proven impeccable. For the caucuses she teamed with the paper and CNN. The final poll was due last night.
FOR SOME REASON, the parties declared the poll corrupted by a report of a single bad interview with one voter. Oh reary? It doesn’t show Bernie crushing that youngster Biden does it?
Democrats aren’t done hallucinating about MUH RUSSIAN ELECTION CRIME — while their own national committee moves on multiple levels to bury their clear frontrunner.
Remember, as Brecht noted, if an election doesn’t go the way the kingpins wish, just elect a new people.
Thank you my friend for sharing my small observations