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What is Truth?

“I don’t think I question the legitimacy of Genesis. I believe that it is True and is God’s Word. It is the historical accuracy that I question.”  (A quote from the musical duo Gungor.)

How can you say it’s True but not historically accurate?  How can you say it’s God’s Word and not historically accurate?  The implication is  that God is either ignorant or a liar. 

Words are tricky.  What people say is often not what they mean.  The Oxford dictionary gives these definitions for “true:”

–In accordance with fact or reality
–Accurate or exact

If Mr. Gungor is confused about what is true, he’s not the first one.  Pontius Pilate, after interviewing Jesus, who asserted that his mission was to reveal the truth, spat out, “What is truth?”  Shortly before this, Jesus had assured his disciples, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.” 

“Even if everyone else is a liar, God is true.”  Romans 3:4  (NLT)

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Comments on: "What is Truth?" (3)

  1. This is a subject that piques my interest in that our youth, even in the evangelical church, question whether there is “absolute truth”. It is sad but true. The post-modern society is feeding them lies and distortions and we are not preparing them to go out into this dark evil world.. They are not ready for the battle that Satan engages them in. Thanks for your writings, Donna.

  2. Yes…I am afraid far too many have created a potpourri of snippets here and there from all kinds of philsophies and religions, cultural trends, etc. to the point that being a Christian can mean whatever one decides sounds good to him. He will pick and chose scripture and evidence based on how he feels about it, not doing the work to study and weigh it out to find out if it is true. If we don’t believe that all of the Bible is truth, then how can we believe the account of Jesus death and resurrection and that it was the payment for sin for all who would receive Him?

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