What Is Truth?

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What is truth?  Truth is certainly not that Honest Abe had anything to say about the internet.  It certainly is that every truth claim needs to be vigilantly evaluated!  Let’s begin by listening to scripture and a few other voices.

But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.  (John 3:21) 

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.  (John 8:32)

By examining him yourself you will be able to learn the truth about all these charges we are bringing against him.”  (Acts 24:80)

(All three verses tell us that it is possible to know the truth.  And, the consequences that follow knowing or not knowing are the difference between living in darkness and light, freedom and slavery, good and evil. KCW)

“They are just angry because the truth you speak contradicts the lie they believe.”

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.  Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”

Everything is a perspective???  Nothing is the truth???

Does that mean there is no truth, that every point is equally valid? That noone has eyes that can see and ears that can hear?  That is is a futile waste of time to seek to know and then to tell the truth? 

Is my story only my story?  Is everyone’s story as accurate as everyone elses? 

Are there not some stories that if repeated promote evil?  Others that when repeated promote good?

“Truth is not a sphere shaped object, more than just one simple side.  Wait to all the facts are assembled, ponder them and then decide.” (From the musical, Tell It Like It Is)

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