WHAT IS TRUTH?
What is truth?
Depending upon who you ask today, the question
"What is Truth" will get you very different answers and, perhaps, lead
to even more questions. Here are some current thoughts on truth:
There is no
But wait a minute! This statement is making an absolute claim to truth. It
defeats its own claim.
Does that include the statement that truth is relative? It would have to, making
this statement invalid since no claim to truth can be made by this statement,
including the claim that truth is relative.
your truth and I have my truth.
And if your truth and my truth are in conflict, what do we have? Can there be
conflicting truths? If so, then how do you determine what is valid? If my truth
is that there is no God, and your truth is that there is a God, does that really
effect whether there is a God or not? Saying that we each have our own truth may
make us comfortable but we would have to not care about truth to say this,
because no matter what my experience or your experience tells us, the truth
exists as it is.
Seek truth within yourself and you are back to what your experience tells you or
to what you want to be the truth. Your perception may affect you and be true to
what you want to believe, but it does not affect what the truth really is. Your
experience and belief could be telling you that something false is true.
So what is
If you're tired of wondering or of playing these mind games, consider that maybe
truth is not all that complex. Maybe it is something a child can grasp. Maybe
truth is a person. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and
the life. No one can come to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)
Will you be like
Pilate, who asked "What is truth?" (John 18:38) right after Jesus said
to him, "To this end was
I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness
unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice." (John 18:37b)?
Or will you be
like the Roman officer who saw Jesus die on the cross and said, "Truly
this man was the Son of God." (Mark 15:39)
As Jesus said,
"I am the resurrection,
and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:" (John 11:25) and
am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and
out, and find pasture."