Two Types of Truth

THERE IS ONLY ONE FAMOUS REFERENCE IN HISTORY WHERE A WORLD-RENOWED FIGURE WAS ASKED ‘WHAT IS THE TRUTH’


It is often referred to as "jesting Pilate" or "What is truth?", of Latin Quid est veritas? It was where the governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate questions Jesus' claim that he is "witness to the truth" (John 18:37).


Most people think that they already understand what we mean by true or truth. But unfortunately, they often mean that ‘what is truth to you may not be truth to me’. But this is a thoroughly post-modern view that has seeped into our western society in recently modern times. It has been ingrained in our education system, our political system, the world of medicine and law – in fact everywhere!


But however, you want to regard truth, it is something that conforms to reality. If something is true, it is factual, exact, accurate, reliable, trustworthy, sure, honest or upright. A truth is a statement that is factual, reliable or trustworthy-something we know for certain.


We can define two types of truth: empirical truth and convenient truth. Empirical truth is based on evidence, research and reason but it is hard to establish and can be inconvenient when it does not serve an immediate need.

In epistemology (the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope, and the distinction between justified belief and opinion) the criteria of truth (or tests of truth) are standards and rules used to judge the accuracy of statements and claims. They are tools of verification. ... The rules of logic have no ability to distinguish truth on their own. An individual must determine what standards distinguish truth from falsehood.


Therefore, we need to understand that Truth is an instance of quoting one or many of the facts while describing or discussing the subject. The difference between truth and fact is that fact is something that cannot be combated with reasoning, for it is logic itself. 


A proposition is considered to have objective truth when its truth conditions are met without bias caused by a sentient subject. Scientific objectivity refers to the ability to judge without partiality or external influence, sometimes used synonymously with neutrality.


Moral absolutism argues that there are universal moral truths relevant across all contexts and all people. These truths can be grounded in sources like law, rationality, human nature, or religion. “Moral absolutism is the belief there are universal ethical standards that apply to every question.”


Absolute truth is something that is true at all times and in all places. It is something that is always true no matter what the circumstances. It is a fact that cannot be changed. For example, there are no round squares.



Another final definition of truth is faithfulness to a standard or original. In other words, it doesn’t deviate from what it’s supposed to be. This definition applies to moral truth and our need for comparing it to the standard of God’s moral code. Where can we find this in a wold of multi-faith and various religious beliefs? The answer is in the Bible, THE most popular book ever produced which outsells EVERY other book ever printed and still makes the TOP TEN books in the world. 


In the video clip above – Jesus Christ said that he came to witness to the truth – what did he mean? The Bible gives us the answer – Jesus said that HE was THE WAY, the TRUTH and THE LIFE. Remember what he said he was THE WAY.


Further, no matter how we choose to regard what Jesus said – he told us that NO-ONE comes to God the Father except through HIM. We can choose to ignore this or understand that it is THE MOST IMPORTANT SENTENCE EVER SPOKEN!




NOW – SHALL WE BEGIN TO CONSIDER THE ILLUSIONS OF LIFE THAT APPEAR TO BE REALITIES?

 

FACTS ARE STILL FACTS!

TRUTH IS STILL TRUTH

But however, you want to regard truth, it is something that conforms to reality. If something is true, it is factual, exact, accurate, reliable, trustworthy, sure, honest or upright. A truth is a statement that is factual, reliable or trustworthy-something we know for certain.

 

EVIDENCE AND REASON VS SUBJECTIVE EXPERIENCES

We can define two types of truth: empirical truth and convenient truth. Empirical truth is based on evidence, research and reason but it is hard to establish and can be inconvenient when it does not serve an immediate need.

In epistemology (the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope, and the distinction between justified belief and opinion) the criteria of truth (or tests of truth) are standards and rules used to judge the accuracy of statements and claims. They are tools of verification. ... The rules of logic have no ability to distinguish truth on their own. An individual must determine what standards distinguish truth from falsehood.


Therefore, we need to understand that Truth is an instance of quoting one or many of the facts while describing or discussing the subject. The difference between truth and fact is that fact is something that cannot be combated with reasoning, for it is logic itself. 

 

OBJECTIVE TRUTH

A proposition is considered to have objective truth when its truth conditions are met without bias caused by a sentient subject. Scientific objectivity refers to the ability to judge without partiality or external influence, sometimes used synonymously with neutrality.

Rocks of Balance
 

UNIVERSAL MORAL ABSOLUTES

Moral absolutism argues that there are universal moral truths relevant across all contexts and all people. These truths can be grounded in sources like law, rationality, human nature, or religion. “Moral absolutism is the belief there are universal ethical standards that apply to every question.”

 

GOD'S MORAL LAW

Another final definition of truth is faithfulness to a standard or original. In other words, it doesn’t deviate from what it’s supposed to be. This definition applies to moral truth and our need for comparing it to the standard of God’s moral code. Where can we find this in a wold of multi-faith and various religious beliefs? The answer is in the Bible, THE most popular book ever produced which outsells EVERY other book ever printed and still makes the TOP TEN books in the world. 


In the video clip above – Jesus Christ said that he came to witness to the truth – what did he mean? The Bible gives us the answer – Jesus said that HE was THE WAY, the TRUTH and THE LIFE. Remember what he said he was THE WAY.


Further, no matter how we choose to regard what Jesus said – he told us that NO-ONE comes to God the Father except through HIM. We can choose to ignore this or understand that it is THE MOST IMPORTANT SENTENCE EVER SPOKEN!




NOW – SHALL WE BEGIN TO CONSIDER THE ILLUSIONS OF LIFE THAT APPEAR TO BE REALITIES?

 

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