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Truth: Reality; What is real. The actual state of what is; Consistency and conformity with God’s perspective and standards;
“The sum of Thy word is truth,
And every one of Thy righteous ordinances is everlasting.” Psalm 119:160
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15
“And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding, in order that we might know Him who is true, and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.” 1 John 5:20
How does one determine truth? It is not uncommon to treat truth as mere preference today. For instance, the thought is that what’s true for you may not be true for me. However, that isn’t then truth. What is true must apply universally, though circumstance may change the application of truth, for truth to be truth it must be so regardless of who we are and what we may think of it.
Greg Koukl from Stand To Reason puts it something like this. When you go the ice cream shop with friends, you can all choose your favorite flavor. What you choose is merely your preference. However, when you go to the doctor, you want to be sure he is treating you with the right medication for your particular ailment. A topical ointment will not help you if you have an internal injury. If you have a disease, you want the doctor to treat you with the right medicine. If the doctor offers you ice cream when what you need is insulin, then you wouldn’t appreciate his prescription.
When it comes to making choices about what to believe concerning God and eternity, truth matters. If God is, and He has determined the path to eternity, then there is a right way and a wrong way. It isn’t a matter of our preference, but a matter of truth.
Here are some websites to check out regarding the matter of truth: