I can not tell you the truth about the history of the planet Mars, because I know very little about it. I can not tell you the truth about the chemical process that turns . . . well, about just any chemical process, because I know very little about that.
I could tell you all I know about these things, I could tell you the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about what I know of the history of Mars, and I would not tell you much at all. It would be a speech of little value to you. The point is that I can only tell you my perception of the truth, my knowledge of the truth, or what I believe that I understand of the truth. I can also be honest and tell you that there are times when I know little of what you seek.
Since it is easy to forget that life on earth has a spiritual dimension to it as well, we forget that 'logical' truths do not hold up in reality! That's why so many economic and political theories collapse: on paper, they look great. But when applied to a nation or society full of less-than-perfect human beings, all of whom are unique, with unique talents and gifts and goals, it just doesn't add up anymore!
Well said. I'd also say the truth is not established by anyone's perception, interpretation or belief - truth is the reality of fact and can not be disputed nor is it relative. Perception, belief and interpretation can all be subjective observations
SOM: I just don't see in scripture where Christ Yeshua says, implies, infers, eludes to, hints, or is even rumored to have suggested that all people will be saved. What is the point of the judgment if all are saved? What did He come to save us from?
Think about who was Christ warning, and when He did. Gehenna is symbolic for God's coming wrath on Judah. Hebron is a place where Pharisees planed their honerable burials, then comes Christ telling them that they will lie in a place of dead criminals
SOM: Turn to Scripture and show me...point by point, where your evidence is found. Trust me...I am a blood hound when it comes to research and Biblical truth means the world to me, but you must show me where this is found otherwise I cannot see it.
Oh, SOM, please cut the rhetoric. I am not your enemy, but I am a champion of truth. I do not yearn for anything...but feed off the truth. The Almighty has told us to "Test the spirits to see if they are from God" and this is what I am doing with you
When you call yourself a champion of truth, It is hard to stop laughing. There is only one champion of truth and that is Christ our Lord. So back to Acts 20:27. Why didn"t God instruct Paul to warn the gentiles about hell? Bw I test your spirit too.
I am aware of how often it is writen in English bibles, but in its original Greek and Hebrew, you dont find the word hell. You find sheol, pit, hades, unseen, gehenna and tartarus. All these words do not have the doctrine of hell in common.
SOM...I said I am A champion of truth...not THE champion of truth. I also want you to know that I am not saying your theories on "Hell" are wrong...only that all known evidence points to them not being right. Unless you can show us, how can we learn?
We are living in the age of the gentile. These vessels we live in help us live the lfes we do to experience contrast and later the comparrison. Just imagine how the prodigal son felt when the Father embraced him at his return. He showed him mercy.
The truth persists. So anything that keeps coming back at you from different, sometimes bizarre, places and sets off the same feeling is going to be close to the truth. Great question, well worth asking.
Yes, I know the truth. If it is in the Bible, it is true. The Bible never lies. It is my Spiritual Guidebook to the art of living.
The Bible introduces Jesus Christ as the Way, the TRUTH, and the LIFE. Of course I screw up. I am human, and I have lost my way a few times, but it always brings me back to the TRUTH...what is written in God's Word.
The GOOD NEWS is that God, His Son, Jesus Christ NEVER abandon me.
I have been through many dark zones in my life, one being quite recent. During that time, I could not even pray, I had to depend on my friends, family, even people who did not know me to carry me through with their prayers. And they did.
I can open my Bible and point to a verse and say to God, "THIS is what you promise! And I believe You. YOU never lie, YOU are the TRUTH. Thank you God, for that.
I could not get up in the morning if I did not have this faith and these wonderful promises.
To answer your question, Yes, I KNOW the TRUTH when I see it: God's Word.
Thank you for this great question. Blessings, Sparklea
Practical, factual truth is very useful. We see it in engineering and good medicine. It let's us drive a car.
Communal truth is when two or more people agree to live and act as is something is true for them. A shared truth can be very practical, like agreeing to drive on the right side of the road. It can be uplifting, like sharing communion at Church. But if we don't agree, it's good to know that, and to respect one another's truths.
Poetry points to a truth beyond words.
Stories, including both fiction and the stories of the great religions, point to a deep kind of truth.
If there is some great Truth, then I believe it is beyond words and stories. It is captured in them, a bit, in each of the great religions of the world. In all these religions, there is a single word that means Truth and Way and Life. In Hebrew, it is Torah, and Christ identified himself with this Torah when he said "I am the Way, The Truth, and the Life." In Greed, it is Logos (The Word who was with God). In Sanskrit, it is Satya, related to Sat, which means" Being." In Chinese, it is Tao, and the Bible used the world Tao when translating "Word" into Chinese.
This last type of truth is large enough to encompass and create the Universe, and as close to us as the heart of a dear friend.
I live and dance with each of these types of truth each and every day. And I find that much conflict between people vanishes when we honor each type of truth for what it is, and sit humbly in the lap of Truth and learn with one another.
I have a question. If you burn your finger would you not call that absolute of knowledge? Maybe's.....I thank so,and theories are incomplete knowledge and is more opinionated than fact. Knowledge is absolute,like self experience.
SOM: That's not what I understand this verse to mean. All those who live for the flesh (first Adam) and live for sin will be damned, but those who live "in Christ" shall live forever. It doesn't say all will live, but only those who are "in Christ".
SOM: You are so right! How could I have been so blind? Heck with God, I shall seek my own path...get drunk, get laid, seek revenge and hate. Thanks for setting me straight. I now know that I can do whatever my heart desires and I'll still be saved.
SOM: Good for you my friend, but there is just too much fun to be had in this life. There's no benefit being guided by the "spirit of love" if all paths lead to eternal life. No, I will allow the spirit of debauchery to lead me to the same place.
SOM. If Jesus allows me to get by with all my sins and bad behaviors and I don't even have to ask for forgiveness or repent, then why should I worry about Karma? No...it's obvious to me that if Jesus doesn't care about my sins then I shouldn't either
Yes, my friend, the TRUTH is a constant companion...it does not change its ways or change its message. "The grass withers...the flowers fade, but the Word of God will stand forever" (Psalms). Why? Because one of the aspects of truth is consistency.
Wow really good question here. Something we all want to know. This is a question I ask my self almost all the time-what is the truth? Well for one sometimes you can tell if a person is lying by body language-watching their eye movement. But maybe how their voice is when they are speaking, is it shaky, deep, low, and etc. Yet there are hundreds of truth's out there yet to be discovered and proven right. Some things are true while others have to be proven to be true. When it comes to history and science those are probably the hardest ones to say yes it is true or no it is not true. Its like they have to prove it first then say its true. It's like the Trojan War we know it is the truth because they did find the location of the war. Some things take a lot of work to find out the truth others are based on faith, some things you cannot prove.
Truth is the absence of lies. I don't think the truth changes from person to person. Something is either true or it is not. If I am wearing a green shirt and say it is green, but my neighbor describes it as emerald it does not make my shirt any less green. Also, while we are on this point, I hate the term "half truth". If something is only half true how can it be considered "true"? It can't. A half truth is a whole lie.
Truth is truth and everything else is simply lies, theory or opinions.
I think there has always been and will always be truths to our existence, truths that underline the universe, but how we perceive those truths? Well that would be the key. I have said many times that the greatest advice I believe I could give would be to see things as they are, not as we begin to shape them as fall through the filters of our perception. I think the best we can attempt to do is see through those filters, find those truths, and find those truths together. Because if my truth, his truth, her truth and their truth never see eye to eye, forward progression may prove to be a difficult endeavor. And given that the backbone of our species has always rested firmly on progression, perhaps even progression to finding the truth, one way or another I think that is a line that we will always follow.
TTruth is a Spirit. This Spirit is a person. This Spirit consists of holyness and the primal source of life essence. His atoms are primarily of protons and vibrates at a speed faster than light. He consists of pure energy that is controled by His Will. His Will is always Good and will always seek to be praised and exalted as the one true God and creator of all mass and life. Before God created the earth and us, thre was no truth to worry about, thus He is the only answer.
Hello Marliza! You have knack to look "out side the Christian box" as far as relating to spiritual things. Now is God composed of Atoms? I do not know and yet I believe that He is way beyond anything that we can imagine. that what makes him God!
Marliza: I do not know if lightning consists of light, but I do know when the static electricity is discharged...it gives off light. That still does not explain how God consists of atoms. I mean, He is spirit. So, are spirits comprised of atoms, too?
The truth doesn't change from person to person. This idea is relativism gone wild and astray. Relativity is the province of physics not ethics or morals. Enstein thought the idea of connecting relativity to ethics was absurd.
ONE:Truth is something that nothing can prevail,break or change.Even it will be pass from one person to another it can never be constructed instead it would always remain the same which is the truth.
TWO:The truth is that we are all created by God for us to glorify and praise him and that someday he would come to take back the life he had given us.And on these days He would categorize us into two.Its how we used the life he had given us, wether we use it in a great cause or in a bad cause and when its all summed up now He decides wether we go Heaven or Hell.
Nothing confusing about my Jesus, because I follow the Gospel and Jesus that Paul brought us. Apparantly you do not. I think in the English bible I am supposed to let you be cursed in Gal 1:8. But I believe "anathema" means to be ignored. Nah I lik u
SOM: I am not giving up on you. You have shown me that you misinterpret Scripture and this is the likely source of your confusion. Case in point: I Corinthians 15:22, you take to mean ALL people will be saved, but the verse says those "in Christ".
B4 you attempt any thinking that I will go back to believing in church made fairy tales again. You waste your time. 2Cor 5 has freed me from that foolishness and I will never go back to it CJ. My Jesus will save all mankind as promised to Abraham.
SOM: You said YOUR "Jesus" will save all mankind, but not the Jesus of the Bible. You used I Corinthians 15:22 as your definitive proof that ALL people will be saved. I Cor 15:23 says that Christ will come for His "firstfruits" and people of Christ.
Paul spoke about Christ as the first fruit, The believers and then the great harvest of all the rest. The 3 festivals of Israel are symbolic to God,s plan for all. The passover(Christ) feast of Weeks (we believers) and the feast of Booths (the rest).
SOM: The "first fruits" of I Corinthians 15:23 were those who were the faithful dead and then He took those "in Christ". Nowhere did it say Christ took the unfaithful or those "of the world". Passover only protected those under the blood of the Lamb.
SOM: Even if this verse describes Christ as the "first fruits", it does nothing to help your argument. It is clear that the people of Christ are to be taken...not those who are still living in sin. Indeed, all those who are "In Christ" shall be saved
SOM: Why should I care about Biblical festivals? In fact, why should I care about Scripture at all? As you have said, everyone will be saved in the end, so why not live for the day...eat...drink...and be merry? Why should I do any good at all?
Follow your hearts desires CJ.Once I have learned God's plan for all, I desired to learn more about Him, and I have. What I do on these hubs I do not do for me, I do for Him. I never reply to compliments because what I have posted is not from me.
SOM: If you know it or not...the Almighy will hold you accountable for what you teach in His name. As I have shown you, your misunderstanding of God's character and His message can lead people to a life of sin without remorse and without Godly fear.
CJ, you make no sense at all now. I believe as I do and yet I enjoy living my life for Christ, so how do I lead people to live sinful when I live my life for Christ? I will not allow you to take my Joy of my God away with your legislating nature.
SOM.... You just don't get it do you? What you are telling people is they can live like hell and still enter into the Kingdom of our God. And people who are striving to please God you may have wondering "Why am I wasting my time?" FALSE BELIEFS.
J, you make false assumptions about me and my beliefs as always. I do nothing for me, as I do it for my Father. So many of you hell fire believers have said you would pray for me to come back and believe in hell, yet I still dont, Hmmm?
No, I am telling them the good news of Jesus Christ and the way to salvation and an eternity in Heaven. If the accept Jesus (He did not die in vain) they will spend eternity in paradise. The non-believer CANNOT DENY JESUS AND GET INTO HEAVEN.
SOM: I concern myself with your beliefs just like I concern myself with the "gay" movement, because you both want to infect others with your beliefs, hoping to sway the masses to your way of thinking. Like them - your belief is misguided & danger
Nothing missguiding about telling Gays that God loves them. What I find missguiding is when you infect their ears with "repent or you will go to hell" and then end with "God loves you". That turns them off and I dont blame them at all.
SOM: It is misguided to tell gays that God loves them if you do not also tell them that their perverted lifestyle will lead them to eternal separation from Him. Anyway, back to the main point - there is no need for repentance if we are all saved.
Read Psalm 139 in its entirety and you will see that David is talking about his relationship with the Almighty and that God sees all and knows all. Now, as far as preaching to gays, it's our mandate to tell them the whole truth, not partial truths.
Every time that I post the truth of what their doctrine states, it gets deleted--no matter where I post it. It states that the clergy and parishioners shall be kept in the dark at all cots............at ALL COSTS! Other denominations also act this way. They don't want anyone to know the truth.
I would like you to elaborate on what you said...I do believe that perception is the key. Two different people can have two separate view even though they are given the same facts and information. I also believe their is a universal truth.
The truth is what you can touch and feel in life. Truth, is a freedom of spirit to release the negativity of spirit therein. Truth is the result of evidence. It is what you see and know to be a fact. It is also the last thing to be thought about...but the first thing to be hope for.
The "Truth" is something that most people are not willing to accept and spend most of their lives evading. A wise man once said, "Believe nothing that you hear and only half of what you see." Therefore, even "objective" evidence is mostly subjective.
Thanks for the comment fellows, and your added knowledge to my comment. @Highvoltagewriter I live by the truth my friend, that is why i know it so well. I stay away from Santa Claus,fairy tails,cartoons and any fiction of this sin infested world.
@ Sword ..The truth is never a lie,it is just looked at the wrong way. When you don't see what you see...then you are a lie..for seeing is believing. And one can not say that you did not see what you saw. But some will doubt anyway.
Well according to me truth is something which actually happens because usually 10 people will narrate 10 different stories of 1 incident so in that circumstances it is difficult to find out truth but generally at the bottom of everyone heart's they know that what actually happened and what they are exaggerated. SO, in short truth is something which everyone feels is true from the bottom of their heart if they feel that something is wrong or false then that is not truth according to them it just varies from person to person.
The only truth in the world is Numbers. Have you ever heard the saying "numbers never lie"? The most important number is zero. It is the source of all the other numbers and represents the same process that existence was created. The frequency of each number thereafter manifests in reality as a color. But numbers are only the base like elements form compounds. Compounds can be corrupted, elements cannot.
Truth is verifiable fact. Truth does not change from person to person. Truth exists even beyond our sights. we can not limit truth to what we see. Truth has a universal aspect and it remains the same at all times. It changes not.
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