Truth, Part #4

TRUTH – Part #4

Warren’s Series of Articles On Truth Continues

The God of Truth

In Egyptian, Greek and Roman mythology, there were gods and goddesses of truth: Ma’at, Apollo, Aletheia, Veritas and at various times other claimed competitors. Assertions were made of these imagined beings presiding over truth, defining truth and responding negatively to untruth. These ill-conceived idolatrous claims never imparted any value to the “believers.” There was no singular objective source or unity of revelation.

Augustine (354-430 AD) had it right when it said that “all truth is God’s truth.” Higher than Augustine (and presumably his source), Scripture affirms that God is a God of truth (see Deut. 32:4, KJV; Psa. 31:5 and Isa. 65:16).

If God is the Sovereign Creator who made man in His image; if He is the “Ancient of Days,” (Dan. 7:9) and He who is “over all and through all and in all,” (Eph. 4:6), it follows permanently that He is the God of truth.

Acknowledging that attribute means we take His word to be objective reality, for all time. “Let God be true though every one were a liar,” (Rom. 3:4). We are able to have “faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie promised before the beginning of time” (Titus 1:2). It is “impossible for God to lie,” (Heb. 6:18).

Jesus said the written Word of God is truth and cannot be broken (John 10:35; 17:17).

“Truth cannot be adequately explained, recognized, understood, or defined without God as the source,” (John MacArthur).

Let us throw off our excuses. Let us rise above our doubts and defeatist assumptions. And let us open our Bibles with a “desire-to-know” attitude, search for the truth contained therein, and be “not unwise, but understanding what the will of God is” (Ephesians 5:17).[1]

[1] Hall, B. (1986). “No One Can Claim to Know the Truth.” (E. Harrell, Ed.)Christianity Magazine, 3(4), 12.

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