Thursday, January 31, 2008

A Question for True Believers

Puritan Lad brought this to the team's attention from this blog...

So my question to all true believers is this:

How certain are you that your version of the “truth” (truth of god, religion, the world, the universe, etc) is the correct one, and more importantly, how do you know what that “truth” is?

I hate to seem simplistic, but truth is only as good as the reliability of the source.

Jesus Christ said - "I am the way, the truth and the life..."

The reliability of his claim is supported by the facts of his sinless life, death, resurrection and ascension, thus my source of truth has proven it trustworthiness.

I have additional support to his claims through the guidance of the Holy Spirit of which I am a receipient.

Thus, I know what truth is by measuring truth claims against the proven reliability of God's Word and the confirmation of the Holy Spirit - both truth sources affirmed by my primary truth source.

A syllogism:

p1 Jesus Christ is a reliable truth source
p2 Jesus Christ confirms the reliability of Scripture and the Holy Spirit
C Scripture and the Holy Spirit are reliable truth sources

This is the foundation by which I measure all truth claims.

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