What is Truth?

Truth is what you say it is, right? No, that's not true because truth is what I say it is. No, that's not true either. Is truth more true if it comes from the majority or the minority, from an actor or an activist, from a leader or a follower? When confronted with this same dilemma over 2,000 years ago, Pontius Pilate said, quite eloquently,"What is truth?"


I have learned over the years that truth has three different versions. There is 1) my truth, 2) your truth, and 3) the truth. While your truth and my truth can, over time and circumstance and quite frankly based on emotion, change drastically, the truth does not.

What I mean by that is, if a person were to fall off a ten-story building on to the pavement 150 years ago, and another person were to do that today, the truth would be the same, death! This is not your truth or mine but the truth!


My high school science teacher, Mr. Jones, once asked me a question that took me a while to wrap my head around, but I am so glad he did, because it helped me learn how to ask good questions. He said, "How many times can you cut a line in half and still have a line?" The answer is, it never stops being a line no matter how many times you cut it in half, but at some point it gets so small, that we stop perceiving it as a line. And so it goes with truth.


If I step back for just a moment and look at the truth behind this fractured merry-go-round we are on, and ask the question, who hates humanity with such a passion that he would love to see us as something less than the child of God that we are, the answer should be obvious to us all, but is it?

Finally, let's stop cutting what we are into so many pieces that we are unrecognizable to God and each other, remember who we are, and ask God, since He is Truth, what is Truth!


Wake Up Christian

While your truth and my truth can, over time and circumstance and quite frankly based on emotion, change drastically, The Truth does not.



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