truth presented by steven schiller
BIBLICAL VIEW OF TRUTH
BIBLICAL WORDS FOR TRUTH...
True (alethes) - "unconcealed, manifest...actual, true to fact" - Vine
True (alethinos) - "denotes 'true' in the sense of 'real, ideal, genuine;'" - ibid.
"objectively, signifying 'the reality lying at the basis of an appearance; the manifested, veritable essence of a matter' (Cremer)" - ibid.
"subjectively, 'truthfulness,' 'truth,' not merely verbal, but sincerity and integrity of character" - ibid.
-- When the Bible speaks of truth, it describes that which corresponds to reality, what is factual and absolute, not relative
BIBLICAL STATEMENTS REGARDING TRUTH...
God is a God of truth - Deut 32:4
The Word of God is truth - Jn 17:17
-- Much more could be said, as the Bible reveals so much about what is truth
What is truth...?
Truth is what is real
God is real, and reveals what is real
God is truth, and what He says is the truth
Call yourself what you may, but you cannot be a Christian unless...
You hold the correspondence view of truth
You believe in moral absolutes of right and wrong
You accept Jesus and His Word as the ultimate source of truth, especially in regards to morality and salvation
For those willing to accept Jesus as the ultimate source of truth, they will be greatly blessed...