Another definition of truth

To the editor:

A recent Public Forum writer claimed that if one is serious about finding the truth, one must start with testable facts. Truth must be a fact that can be proven by science.

However, that is only one definition of “truth” according to the World Book Dictionary.

During this time when Christians are especially remembering Jesus’ crucifixion and celebrating His resurrection, the question, “What is truth?” was a question asked of Jesus by the Roman governor, Pilate. Pilate had to decide whether to sentence Jesus to death because He claimed to be a King and the Son of God, or to set Him free. Jesus had told Pilate, “Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”

The World Book Dictionary includes this definition for “truth”: that which is true, real or actual in an abstract sense: to find truth in God. And one more definition simply states: Truth. God.

The Bible also states that ” men suppress the truth . . . for since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities — His eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”

Trudy Madetzke



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