What is Truth?

28 04 2009

In our world today we are surrounded by so many things that are not based on truth. Most of the time we are hurt by the truth so we walk around trying to ignore the truth. We feel better being surrounded by fairy tales and illusions so we tend to cling to them instead of truth.

If we define truth according to the dictionary we find this definition:

Truth: a fact that has been verified.

Sounds like something from a court case. Only something that we can scrutinize very closely and verify as a fact will we call truth. If we can’t see it, smell it, touch it, taste it, and test it then it doesn’t exist.

If we use scripture to define truth we start in John 14:6 Jesus said: “I am the way and the truth and the life.” The very foundation of truth starts with Jesus Christ. From God all truth flows and exists. Outside of God is no truth. He is The Truth.

But wait a minute, doesn’t that go against our definition of truth? Is God a fact that can be verified? We can’t see Him so some say He doesn’t exist. He is only a figment of our imagination. What then can be said to answer this age old question. Is there really a God and if so who is He?

To those who question this God I pose a question. If God does exist wouldn’t He be accessible to everyone? Would He only be a God to the rich who could afford Him, or the smart who could understand Him? Would He only be a God to the poor who really need Him, or to the dumb who need His help? Would He only be a God to the devoted who can hold a religious standard, or only a God to the sinner who cannot follow God’s ways?

If there really is a God would He not be a God for everyone? Would He not provide the needs of the rich, poor, smart, dumb, devoted, and sinner? Would He not provide for everyone? If He did not then what kind of God would this God be?

So what is truth? Is Jesus Christ really The Truth? Is He The God of the rich? Is He The God of the poor? Is He The God of smart? Is He The God of the dumb? Is He The God of the devoted? Is He The God of the sinner?

So many questions wouldn’t it be nice to know The Truth?




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