Thursday, March 8, 2012

What truth is.

I was writing a  paper about what truth is and I think this might be helpful or maybe you think I'm wrong, either way I really want to hear what you think about this, hope you enjoy.

What is Truth?
                What is truth? I am most definitely a Christian so I will give you the obvious answer, Jesus. Jesus declares that he is the truth. How is truth to be determined, now that is a question. There have been many arguments concerning what is true. Some people argue that if it is not in the Bible, than it is not true, but that is not the truth. Mathematics was not in the Bible, but we can prove that it is true. But some things we can’t prove are true by just trial and answer, so where do we get the answers? Most people get it from what they call their own truth, but if you made it up, than how can it be true without being verified to something. Some people use evolution to verify what is true, but if evolution its self is nothing more than what someone else made up to be their own truth, than how can we say that it is true. As a Christian I verify everything to the word of God, the Bible. I know that the Bible is true; it has been proven true and cannot be proven wrong by anything that is right. It is physically impossible to prove God’s word wrong. Some people get it wrong with that statement too. Just because you heard it in church doesn’t mean that it was God’s word. Some things said in church are just the pastor’s thoughts added to a matter, and if it does not fully line up with scripture than it can be proven wrong. But humans have been trying to prove the word wrong for a while and still they have no evidence saying that it is false in any way. The only way people try to prove it wrong is by making false accusations against it and twisting words. So when I evaluate what is true, I refer to the Bible. If it contradicts what God’s word says, than it really is not true, since God’s word is true. The way I see it is not that if it isn’t in the Bible it’s completely false, but that if it contradicts the Bible than it cannot be true. If someone told me that a banana was red, I cannot base my answer off of the Bible, because The Bible never talks about the color of a banana. So in order to find out I would have to search for all the bananas and make sure none of them were naturally red to prove him wrong. If something can be prove without having any missing gaps where the persons own theory comes in, than I can believe it is true. But once you get to the point where you ask questions that we cannot verify I refer to the Bible, such as who or what created the earth. The Bible simply states that God did, but others throw in what they believe with little facts to back it up, yet tons of people listen to what they have to say and not what God does (and what the person is saying is less accurate than the Bible). Some people think that it is crazy that people base their life off of a book, but it is not just a book, it is the most historically correct and most truthful book in the world, while others are just basing it off of some logical thinking and a lot of what they want it to be. It’s kind like me standing up in front of people and saying that all apples have the same exact size, shape, and  depth of color because I happened to find two apples that proved that, but still that is only two apples, the rest of our theory is what we made up to make it fit into our heads. How are Christians the ones who get called crazy, when a lot of people are just like someone claiming that all apples are exactly the same based off of tiny little facts. Some people are even crazier and believe that whatever they say is true, is the legitimate truth. So if I walked outside and said that the world was completely purple and had arms and legs, than according to that faith I’m right. Sadly many, many people fall into believing things that aren’t true and get lost in all of the commotion and forget what is really true, God. In conclusion God is really the only truth there is. I don’t mean to be harsh, but God is the truth and if you don’t believe that than sadly you’re living in a lie. That is what I know is true and how I think truth should be evaluated.


  1. Wow...T.J this is really good :D i am so proud...this is just amazig, god job really :)
    - From, your lil sis :3

  2. hahaha thanks karin, that really means a lot to me :) thanks for being proud of me :)