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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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