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Is there such a thing as Absolute Truth?
Absolute Truth – Truth is fixed and invariable, the same for all people at all times and in all places
Relative Truth – Truth can vary based off beliefs of a person or group, there are no absolute truths
John 17:17 – Sanctify them in the truth, your word is truth
Post-Truth - Objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief
Correspondence theory of truth - A thought or statement about reality is only true when it actually agrees with reality, that which truly exists.
Laws of Logic
The law of identity: A is A
The law of noncontradiction: A is not non-A
The law of the excluded middle: Either A or non-A
God is truth and the source of truth
John 17:3 - And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
John 14:6 - Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 16:13 - When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth
John 17:17 - Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.
Hebrews 6:18 – “…it is impossible for God to lie…”
Numbers 23:19 (NIV) - God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?
Hebrews 13:8 - Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Truth is absolute not relative
Truth is discovered not invented
Psalm 86:11 - Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.
Truth is unchanging
1 Samuel 15:29 (NIV) - He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.
Genesis 1:1 - In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth
Hebrews 1:10 - And, “You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands;
Romans 1:20 - For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Jeremiah 17:9 - The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?
1 John 1:8 - If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death…
Ephesians 2:1- And you were dead in the trespasses and sins
Romans 5:8 - But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 10:9 - Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
John 14:16 - Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Acts 4:12 - And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
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