Knowing that Our Triune God is Truth

Many things can be true. It is true that the sky is blue. Grass is green. NY Pizza is better than CT pizza. Okay, that last might not be objectively true. The point is that many (not all) things have the quality of containing some truth.

God doesn’t contain some truth. Nor does God merely tell the truth. God is, in his nature, in all three persons, truth.

  • Let God be true, and all men be liars (Rom 3:4)
  • Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. (John 14:6)
  • The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth (John 14:17; 15:26; 6:13)  

Scripture is so strong on this point that it says it is impossible for God to lie (Heb 6:18-19) and describes Him as the God who Never Lies (Titus 1:2 or the Un-lying God)! We can always absolutely trust Him.


Philosophy Friday: Consensus Today

Near-anonymity of nebulous connections exalts appearance over substance; just because someone “Likes” you, or comments, doesn’t mean you are read, understood, or right.


What’s The Deal With Lying?

The other day I saw Gervais’ The Invention of Lying and it raised questions in my mind. The story, says the narrator (Gervais) occurs in a world where no one ever lied and that the protagonist eventually tells the first lie. In this world, whenever someone asked “how are you?” one would answer with the facts. People married because they wanted genetically desirable offspring. Movies consisted of historical narration of facts (which is part of the question that the movie raised). One of the major lies Gervais told was that there was an afterlife with a Man-In-The-Sky who was preparing mansions for everyone as long as they were good; but he had a bad place for those who were bad. I thought it was a bit wonky that this “lie” was in contrast to the professed “truth” of the people which was that when on dies, there is nothing. Doesn’t matter though since eventually everyone was professing Gervais’ lie that there was an afterlife.