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What is truth?

Updated on February 27, 2016

How do we define truth?

But, what is truth? This doesn't answer the question.
But, what is truth? This doesn't answer the question. | Source

Defining what truth, in essence, really is.

But first, a disclaimer.

It's been a while since I've last written a hub. It is not because I've lost my faith in God over the years, but for other reasons. Between work, boredom and video games, I've kind of shrugged off this responsibility. I've lost my faith in humanity, in that it is good, or has some inherently good qualities. So, bear with me. The faint of heart need not apply. I just need to rant a little, and explain the situation.

First off, I'm not going to put up with anyone's bad attitude. At all. But I do enjoy dialogue. Foul language will not be tolerated. I grew up raised to believe that if you have nothing nice to say, then don't say anything at all. That isn't asking much, is it? So there will be a comments section, but only for people who have honest questions. I might even write a hub or two, based on really good questions.

However, I will delete posts that are anything less than decent conversation. You wouldn't kiss your mother with that mouth, would you?

The truth is...

I hate today's society. I hate how public opinion somehow gets in the way of what defining truth really is. I hate how people are so condescending, as if winning some kind of argument on the internet makes you cool?

Dear English readers, you're the reason I've lost faith in society. You're the reason I got out of the United States Army. You're the reason I just don't seem to care anymore. So I'm not expecting you to listen in the first place, not even IF you were believers. And after many years on forums and 'the comments' section of any given web page, I've come to realize that I don't like it. I try to be fair and civil, but I'm doing this on my time off. I don't monetize anything. I don't want your money.

Any bible-believer of Jesus Christ as their LORD and Savior would know, thus saith the Lord. But the world? The world defines what truth is, based on merely their interpretation. This includes the various religions, and the temples built based on those religions.

I don't care if you're a Christian, I'll sensor you, too: "Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners." - 1st Corinthians chapter 15, verse 33.

Remember, I'm not asking for much. Just be civil. We may or may not agree, but there isn't any room in a discussion for name-calling. Not even sarcasm. A link in your comment to a web page I don't trust, might get it deleted, as a precaution against obscene content or malicious software. I just want to talk about defining what truth is, not my supposed level of education, or lack thereof. I don't want to know why I'm wrong, and stupid, and how stupid this whole "bible" and "God" thing is. I've heard it all before. So unless you think you have an honest question, don't even type. Don't even think about typing. I don't even want to see it. I tire of it.

That being said, I still love you all. I have nothing against anyone. I don't hate anyone. You're not going to see any more ranting, I promise.

Just so you know, we can disagree about the bible, God, Jesus, anyone or anything... And still be nice to each other.

I might not be perfect, but I try to be. I fail, yet keep trying. Why does it never work the way I want it to?

The truth is.
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The truth is, what God said it is.

Not what we say it is. Not even our version of history.

If God actually spoke words that people could literally hear, with their ears, then did not people write these things down? If so, which "god" or "gods" (and in the feminine, if you prefer) should we believe? What lines up with reality, compared to what any supposed holy text says?

What does this have to do, with truth?.

No matter if you believe in objective or subjective truth, you have to put your trust in it, or else. Or else, what? You might be wrong? God forbid such a thing, that a mere man could ever be wrong!

Truth is based on authority. If you believe that if God said anything, we should be able to read about it years later, even if it were thousands of years ago. But if you want to believe God doesn't exist, that's fine. You don't have to believe that World War III will eventually be a reality, and sooner than most think I would guess, for it to actually be a reality. You don't have to believe the bible is true, for it to actually be true.

If "God said", then it must be true. I'm only using the word "if" rhetorically.

I believe God said something specific. I believe the bible is true.

If God is our final authority, then if anything he said is a lie, he can't be God.

I'm not saying I know everything. I'm not even saying I know half of everything. I am, however, saying that the bible is true. I may not have a good answer, or even an answer at all, but I believe the bible to be true. Cover to cover.

And yes, this is 2016. You have people, like me, in this day and age who believe God exists. But I can't apologize for it. I would rather it all not be true. I wish I could live my life in bliss, in ignorance of what I've seen of the world. My brief 33, almost 34 years now on this earth, I've experienced life. I've had opinions, and changed them.

I've been married, divorced, and remarried to a more temperamental woman. The difference was like night and day.

Let me tell you about my wives.

I shouldn't have married my first wife. We had one child together, a son, and he is mine. I didn't even have to do a paternity test, he looks exactly like me, and I have custody. I love my son. My ex-wife, did not. I don't even hate my ex-wife, after all she put us through. But wishing things were different, doesn't actually change the truth of the matter.

My current wife is a good woman, a person I love, who is also my friend. She is who I would love to spend the rest of my life with, so long as we shall live. After reading the bible about good women, holy and pure before the Lord, I'm proud of my wife for being a woman of God. A fellow believer she was not, though, when we first met.

She believes, she once told me, that her belief in God was helped by mine.

I was not by any means, nor am I now or ever will be, perfect.

She saw something good in me, somewhere. I did not. I knew the bible is true, and I knew how much of a sinner I was then, and how much further I have to go. Yet, I will never be perfect of my own doing. I can't erase bad deeds with good ones. I can't work my way into heaven.

Faith and marriage are the same. I have faith and trust in my wife. Our marriage is great, and we're going on 10 years soon. This is the longest relationship I've ever been in, and I love it. I love her.

You can't love someone you can't trust.

Do you trust God?

I trust God.

I believe, trust and love God. He is my authority on all things, based on what truth actually is: Authority. So not only do I believe that the bible is true, but that the King James Version is the only legitimate bible, that everyone should use.

And here is where I lose the half of the half who are still reading.

Because not even the nay-saying Christians have provided good arguments against this doctrine, that the "Word of God" is a literal thing you can hold in your hand. Yet they will attempt to quote from a bible they don't believe is an accurate copy of what God actually said, that they are holding in their hands, as proof of their belief? How silly does this sound to anyone?

I've never actually met anyone who could sway my faith in God, because I have faith in something that is real, that I can hold in my hand. Like a bible, a King James Version bible, and not any other.

Because if what God said the truth is, actually exists in reality, in this universe... Then there has to be an accurate record of it. It doesn't have to be a perfect copy, but it does have to be an inerrant copy. A copy free of editing, or mere opinion of what God said.

Otherwise if the bible is just a book of myths and fairy tales, like Paul said, our faith is in vain. If Jesus didn't physically resurrect, literally walk on water and claim to be God from the beginning, our faith is in vain. If anything in that book is a lie, our faith is nothing more than flattery to a distant God we merely "believe in". No evidence, just belief. Right?

I have other hubs that might interest you, and if someone asks a question on a topic I've already written on, I might just link to that with a description. But this is what I know as truth, and I believe that the bible applies to today. It's not just a book about the past, but about the future.

What's the point?

I guess my motive for writing this hub, is that I wanted something to be on a more personal level. I want someone out there to read this and have honest, civil questions. I want people to get saved by the sacrifice God made for us, simply by accepting the free gift of salvation.

But by no other name under heaven shall anyone enter into heaven, except by the name Jesus Christ.

If a sinner like me can get saved, so can you.

I'm not going to lie to you, at least not purposely. I'm not even sure if I'll have the effort to even follow up with this hub, so I won't even promise to reply to anything.

But all the glory to God, who saved a wretch like me! I think I'm going to listen to Amazing Grace after publishing this. Not even joking.

I guess the point is, this is my attempt to spread the gospel, or some such thing.

© 2016 James

Reminder: Keep it clean.

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  • Ceegen profile image
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    James 18 months ago from Maine, USA

    Thanks for sticking it out, Titen-Sxull. I know I can seem quite abrasive at times, but by no means is that intended. I just have to say what's on my mind, because I know I'm not crazy. It's not crazy to believe that God is real, any more or less to believe that God does not exist.

    Because ultimately belief in something, is belief in an authoritarian statement made by someone. The decision to believe something is true, is based on how well you can trust the source of the ideas, which are assumed to be true. Be it that authority is moral, to you, is irrelevant.

    Growing up in Southern California, I was in the public education system. The curriculum is based on evolutionary theory. Do you not think it odd that the government, has a foothold in education?

    How is it that the government is an authority for what is true, and what is not true? Who is "the government"? Because ultimately humans comprise "the government", and people with power can become corrupt.

    If the powers that be are corrupt, and we are using them as our basis for deciding what truth really is, we must then have to conclude that there is a conflict of interest when it comes to public education. Right?

    Anyway...

    You can watch my testimony if you want, found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5Kmyd9InWo

    Better than me typing it all out here, if you're ever interested. I sincerely pray that you do.

    "I don't think that accurately naming certain cities or places in the ancient world counts as the entire Bible being "pretty much in line"."

    It's more than that, it's about history being a personal experience, of a collective event in actual history. Whether or not you believe the supernatural events described in the bible, doesn't matter. The events described in the bible, actually happened in history. But in my personal experiences, I have experienced the supernatural. Again, I would suggest watching the video I linked previously, because I do explain it in my testimony.

    I can't reasonably explain these events by any natural means, and it wasn't the only time I did experience something supernatural. I think God allows me to see these things, not because I think I'm special or whatever, but because I'm not afraid that I might be taken as being "crazy". I mean, I haven't ruled out the possibility I experienced a supernatural event. Therefore, I can reasonably assume that if all things could possibly be true, then my experience counts for something.

    Maybe I am crazy? If I am, I'm certainly the peaceful kind of crazy. I don't want to hurt anyone, for any reason. I believe we can talk like gentlemen, as we are, and I appreciate our conversation. I don't think I could ever change your mind, God will have to do that, and I sincerely pray that he does.

    "This is really like arguing Yahweh is the lesser of two evils."

    Not really. The ultimate truth must be that a creator exists, because "something from nothing" without a creator, is just as miraculous as an eternal and all-powerful entity as being the reason we exist. It is not about the "lesser of two evils", it's, "what is evil?"

    Evil obviously exists, but what we define as being evil is entirely subjective based on the authority of self/humanity. As if our collective knowledge has somehow proven God doesn't exist? Based on what some "scientist" back in history, or even now, has said? What if they're lying? How do you know when you're being deceived? Did you decide it was true on your own, based on what mere humans think might be true?

    Just because the bible lines up with history, doesn't make it true. I get that, and will concede that argument outright. I have no interest in trying to prove it. My point is that morality does exist, even if it is just a concept or idea.

    As an example, Richard Dawkins recently made a statement regarding something most people in prisons get murdered for, as if it were no big deal. Yet everyone reacted with disgust. Is it not universally unacceptable? Where do we draw the line? What is morally unacceptable?

    But if God exists, and I used "if" only in the rhetorical sense, then we have no idea what is moral. Though we may agree that some stories in the bible seem morally reprehensible, it is at least a testimony to the failure of humanity. Because history is rife with governments that turn out to be pretty evil. Just take the French Revolution for example, or the campaigns of Stalin and Mao. Their atheism is irrelevant, because they were evil. Not crazy, but evil. Hitler's fascism is irrelevant, he was still evil.

    There's something just wrong with humanity. I believe the bible best describes what is happening to us: We're being deceived, and we don't even know it. That's why Jesus said, "forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do."

    Forgive the people who were killing him? Was the man crazy? Or was he the only person in history who "got it right"?

    Because strip away all the miracles and prophecy if you want, Jesus is the most fascinating character in all of history. To me, anyway.

    "I used to believe that as well, but then I realized that Christians have been running out of time since John the Baptist first declared that the Kingdom was coming."

    A thousand years as one day in prophecy, and He hath declared the end from the beginning. There's more to this than meets the eye.

    "Jesus himself told the disciples some of them would live to see the end of the world."

    Because all they who die in Christ, are alive. They might not be able to interact with us, but they observe what God wants them to see. They will see these end times, and it will become a part of the bible.

    "We can't let fear of judgment or hope for a savior hold humanity back from trying to achieve a better, more peaceful and more unified world."

    But it's never worked. Ever. Why would it work now? Has humanity changed at all, in the past 2,000 years? The past 3,000 years? There is no end of wars and rumors of wars. History repeats itself, because humanity is sinful. I don't fear the judgement, because I know I am saved. I have assurance of it.

    " Maybe, if there is a God, he's waiting for us to live up to our potential before he comes back and I can't help but feel that the 'end is nigh' attitude only holds us back."

    I disagree. I think our advance over the years count for nothing. We're not going to win the war of entropy of the entire universe. There isn't another planet we can flee to escape that. There isn't another dimension or universe to go to.

    World War III will eventually be a reality. I don't fear that, I fear the visionaries of the world who see peace, as being described as a world without religion. Without freedom of thought.

    I fear it will some day be illegal, to do what I'm now doing. History repeats itself indeed.

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    Titen-Sxull 18 months ago from back in the lab again

    Thank you for your reply,

    In many ways we are mirror opposites on these issues.

    You were once an unbeliever, I was once a believer. You say the Bible helped you find faith, the Bible was one of the main reasons I left faith behind.

    When I was a teenager I was an Old Earth Creationist meaning I believed the days in Genesis weren't literal 24 hour days but were instead representative of millions of years. I was taught by my parents to distrust science especially when it came to evolution and it wasn't until years later that I hard the courage to look into the evidence honestly and found that the evidence is very sound.

    "but they're pretty much in line with actual archaeological evidence."

    I don't think that accurately naming certain cities or places in the ancient world counts as the entire Bible being "pretty much in line". One of the common arguments against this idea, of proving the absurd things in the Bible with mundane truths it contains, is that it's like trying to prove Spider-Man exists by pointing to the existence of New York or that Zeus and Apollo exist because Troy was a real place.

    "I might base my authority in truth as being from God, but does that really make me a bad person?"

    Not at all! It just means you and I see the world quite differently.

    "Compared to what the pagan gods and goddesses demanded? You ever hear of Molech? Sickening, to say the least."

    This is really like arguing Yahweh is the lesser of two evils. I have an interesting series of hubs on why I think the God of the Bible is one of mankind's most evil characters. Have you read some of the verses where God makes promises of mass cannibalism? They were quite chilling to me when I read them as a teenager during my long soul-searching and study of the Bible. Have you read the story of Jephthah's daughter? To my knowledge she is one of the only human sacrifices, other than Jesus' sacrifice, that Yahweh allowed to happen.

    "but we're running out of time"

    I used to believe that as well, but then I realized that Christians have been running out of time since John the Baptist first declared that the Kingdom was coming. Jesus himself told the disciples some of them would live to see the end of the world.

    We can't let fear of judgment or hope for a savior hold humanity back from trying to achieve a better, more peaceful and more unified world. Maybe, if there is a God, he's waiting for us to live up to our potential before he comes back and I can't help but feel that the "end is nigh" attitude only holds us back.

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    James 18 months ago from Maine, USA

    Hello Titen-Sxull,

    I do see your point. I used to take this position, which is essentially agnosticism. You're not really even arguing anything except this, in essence: If such a god or gods exist, then which one? Which "holy text", written by mere humans, is really the truth? Because they can't all be true. Therefore agnosticism, because I essentially am saying, "I don't know."

    That's fine, I get it, I really do. You can put a label on it, for what most closely describes what you believe to be true. Correct?

    I decided to honestly investigate the claims of biblical creationists, and I started to see a few things in a more literal way. God does pass judgement on humanity, for their sins, and turning their backs on God. It is the only book in history which claims an unbroken chain of evidence, from before the flood. Or at least parts of it.

    See, believe the bible or not, there's still a disagreement on a scholarly level: Which holy text, most closely describes actual history? And this is where an unbeliever or undecided person might argue, that the bible is entirely fictitious. Which is where I was in my beliefs in life, at about the age of 23 or so. 11 years later, I've since changed my stance on this so-called fiction of the bible.

    Now I could quote scripture, or link you to videos which describe or explain something, from my point of view. I think that would just be confusing at first, because it doesn't even explain why even Christians seem to split on so many issues, that there are so many sects of Christians out there in the first place. Right? Even if the bible were true, for the sake of argument, then which religion based on the bible is true?

    I'm not even going to argue that. I agree that these are very good questions. It's a silly mess of an argument, that is essentially based on emotion, not facts. Because even the atheists will concede that the bible is an accurate representation of some historical facts of actual history. The actual location and time of the events may differ, (and some are seen as entirely too crazy to be true, like the flood), but they're pretty much in line with actual archaeological evidence.

    Because even if that were true, it would have to be explained which version of creation... And on and on, the questions. There's no end of questions, friend. You might have doubts all your life, but I don't.

    I might base my authority in truth as being from God, but does that really make me a bad person? Like, I don't hate anyone. I really don't. I don't think God was asking too much, was he? Compared to what the pagan gods and goddesses demanded? You ever hear of Molech? Sickening, to say the least.

    And yet, there are people out there who defend Molech over God, like some sects of Satanists do. We live in times where people actually worship Satan, as if it were no big thing. Why?

    The world is a crazy place. I don't know man, I think judgement is coming. I think we're going to all suffer for our sins. I think God is real, and I'm pleading for more time, but we're running out of time.

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    Titen-Sxull 19 months ago from back in the lab again

    Thanks for your reply James!

    "That's scary, either way."

    Precisely my point. If God could be lying I don't see how he could ever be the source of truth, we couldn't ever fully trust such a powerful being. And even more troubling the sources most people use for what God has to say are religious texts like the Bible. All religious texts are written by human beings, so there is a middle man between human beings and the God that supposedly is the source of truth. This makes it even more difficult to figure out what the truth actually is.

    Now you say truth is based on authority but I think the opposite is true. Have you ever heard the phrase "history is written by the winners" before? That's because whoever is victorious in a given conflict gets to decide how history remembers it. An example would be the American Revolution, if the British had won all of the Founding Fathers would instead be portrayed as traitors to the British crown. But because they won and gained independence they are remembered differently.

    If someone has the authority to decide what the truth is than the truth is subjective and immediately suspect. Just like how a history written by the winners can stretch and distort the truth of what really happened a truth by authority system allows for any amount of distortion or deception.

    "Unless that all power being is also perfect. See, God might be capable of doing evil, but he chooses not to."

    This brings up an interesting point, because I don't think a perfect being could be capable or doing evil. In fact I don't think a perfect being can make choices at all in that sense. Such a being would be bound to it's nature. See part of being PERFECT in every way would be incorruptibility, and any being that can choose evil is by definition corruptible and therefore imperfect.

    So if such a God existed I'm not sure it could choose evil or how evil could even exist if God is both loving and all powerful and this is why I bring up how hard it is to know any truth about God.

    If your source of truths about God is God than you could be deceived, because God could tell you he is perfect and good and not actually be perfect or good.

    If your source of truths about God is a book written about God by ancient people, not only could they be completely mistaken but even if they were relaying God's word perfectly there's no way to know that God is being truthful.

    Without a method for determining the truth externally, as in away from what God says - or what humans SAY that God says - there's no way to know the truth.

    Of course this is why so many people have faith, they have faith in the sense that they believe God exists but they also have faith in the sense of trust that God won't lead them astray and isn't really deceiving them. But they can't really know what the truth is.

    Just some food for thought.

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    James 19 months ago from Maine, USA

    tlmcgaa70,

    You know, I wasn't even worried about marrying her. No doubts. No fears. She is the very real answer to my very real prayers. I believe God blessed this marriage. She's the one who took me in when I was homeless.

    It's good to see you around, I hope all is well with you. God bless you.

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    James 19 months ago from Maine, USA

    Hello there celafoe, nice to see you again.

    " James had it made because he was afraid of the then bible translation, that it might cause the people to revolt."

    Because he didn't want people to revolt, doesn't make him a tyrant: "For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king." - 1st Samuel ch15 v23.

    What if king James was just trying to keep the wrath of God off of his people? What if king James as actually one of the good guys? I'm not saying he was perfect, but there's a lot of disinformation out there about him. I'm college educated, so I did what I learned in school. I researched, and fact-checked by comparing the statements about king James, to actual historical records. They just don't line up

    Not to mention that the Vatican tried to have James assassinated several times, culminating in the "Gunpowder and treason plot". You know? "Remember, remember, the fifth of November..."? Look it up, I'm not making that up. There was some worldly force working against that book being printed, but it still was completed. Then England became a force to be reckoned with, and spread the gospel to the now English-speaking world. Of which you are a part of. Coincidence?

    "And that bible used by the puritan is still a better translation."

    According to who, the Puritans? What does God say about scripture? Is God able and willing to preserve his testimony, to humankind? If not, then we can't point to ANY bible and say that it is what God actually said. You can't say any of it is scripture, if it is tainted by real errors. You wouldn't know which parts are tainted, and you don't have the originals to point to in order to prove they're not. It's a fallacious argument.

    Either God is our authority, and the truth is what the bible says it is, or we're just making it up as we go along. It's whatever we say it is. So it isn't a question about the bible being true, it's a question of... Which bible?

    Sincerely and honestly contemplate the issue, and asking in prayer always for an answer. God bless.

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    James 19 months ago from Maine, USA

    Thank you Titen-Sxull for the reply, and I have replies to some of the questions you asked and/or statements you made.

    "However if God is all powerful how can you ever know that he is telling you the truth?"

    That's just it, you have to trust that the all-powerful God of heaven is telling us the truth. If he's not, then a cosmic being is deceiving us, and most people aren't even aware of it. That's scary, either way. The point is, if God is lying to us, then what is the truth? Truth is based on authority, and if you are your own authority, then the truth is whatever you want it to be... And ye shall be as gods. Sound familiar?

    "An All Powerful being would be capable of producing a deception so perfect that there would be no way for you discern that it wasn't the truth."

    Unless that all power being is also perfect. See, God might be capable of doing evil, but he chooses not to. So if God is telling the truth, we're in big trouble. We have these spiritual entities called fallen angels, causing us all sorts of problems. That's hard to swallow for some, but not as bad as when I remind people that the bible says we're all sinners. No one seems to like being told that.

    "If God is your source of truth than there is no way for you to know the truth other than by, as you say, trusting God."

    Yes, exactly.

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    tlmcgaa70 19 months ago from south dakota, usa

    hello James. i am sorry you lost your faith in humanity, but it isnt all bad. we should never place our faith or trust in humans to begin with, because humans are fallible, they will let you down quite without meaning to, or, in some cases, caring that they have. but when we place our faith and trust squarely and solidly on GOD, we soon realize that that is the only place it ever needed to be.

    like you, i believe the KJV is the only bible we need, when you start changing words you start changing meanings, which is the same as adding to and taking away...something GOD warned against doing.

    my take on truth is this: there is universal truth (GODs) and there is individual perception of truth. (mans). GOD exists independent of mans belief or non belief. HIS truth trumps mans truth. in the end, it will be GODs truth only that matters. what man believes to be truth and what is truth are not the same things. just because people change the wording in the bible so their sin becomes justified, doesnt make it justified. no sin is ever justified.

    and as for ww3...i believe we are in the birthing stages of it. and just as the bible predicted...people actually believe we are soon to experience world peace. they are blinded to the truth and cannot see destructions swift approach.

    i am happy for you that you found a woman who can share in your beliefs. may GOD keep you both in HIS hands.

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    Kiss andTales 19 months ago

    Wonderful choice of words that tell the truth !

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    Titen-Sxull 19 months ago from back in the lab again

    "He is my authority on all things"

    I assume you believe God is all powerful. You also seem to believe that God is the authority on truth. However if God is all powerful how can you ever know that he is telling you the truth? An All Powerful being would be capable of producing a deception so perfect that there would be no way for you discern that it wasn't the truth. If God is your source of truth than there is no way for you to know the truth other than by, as you say, trusting God.

    "Because if what God said the truth is, actually exists in reality, in this universe... Then there has to be an accurate record of it. It doesn't have to be a perfect copy, but it does have to be an inerrant copy. A copy free of editing, or mere opinion of what God said."

    You are aware, I hope, that the King James Bible is not "free of editing" and in many places is a poor translation. In fact the King James includes dragons and unicorns in its translation. Would you say those actually exist out in the Universe?

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    charlie 19 months ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth. between the oceans

    Good post James I can agree with you on most of it. been there done that.

    I absolutely do not care what any person thinks about any subject. The only opinion that matters is God's, NO other has eternal value.

    I do have to disagree with you about the KJV as it is one of the worst translations. James had it made because he was afraid of the then bible translation, that it might cause the people to revolt. And that bible used by the puritan is still a better translation.

    Remember the bible is not the scriptures, they are all translations . . They all have the opinion of the translators and many of these opinion are misleading and totally wrong.

    If you do not at least use an interlinear bible along with your favorite, which is a word by word translation without opinion and prejudice then you are missing at least some truths.

    TRUTH is what God says about any subject. amen