What is truth?, you might ask.
That’s what Pilate asked Jesus (John 18:38), and people are still asking today.
The Greek word used in Scripture for truth is alétheia [Strongs 225]. In ancient Greek culture, alḗtheia was synonymous for “reality” as the opposite of illusion, i.e. fact. Truth is that which is real, not an illusion.
Mark Passio says “TRUTH is OBJECTIVE, meaning that it is NOT based on the perceptions of human beings (which is capable of wavering). Truth is simply that which is. It is that which has occurred in the past and that which is occurring in the present.”
It’s quite common these days to see people who hold to an opposite view about reality, or what I like to call “inverted reality“. They take what IS and FLIP it to fit their preconceived idea of what they want to be.
I’m sure you’ve encountered people who have a sense of reality that more resembles an illusion. They are growing in numbers and more commonplace around us. They simply ignore reality and surround themselves with a more comfortable illusory lifestyle. The daily newscasts are full of examples of people believing an illusion as they invert reality.
For example, in this coronavirus plandemic, how many people call those that want to go back to their jobs selfish while calling those that want to stay at home and collect government handouts heroes? In their upside down, inside out illusion they have lost their reason and lost their sense of reality. They are insane, they are sick, and they want to pull the rest of us down into their dark pit alongside them.
Another example are those people who say that Donald Trump is a racist. He may be a braggart and a bit coarse at times, but racist he’s not. There is absolutely no evidence he might be a racist and in fact demonstrates by his actions that he is not. Yet, there are those deluded individuals that can’t see anything but a racist. How many times have you heard those that invert reality to say that Trumps slogan, “Make America Great Again” means “Make America White Again”? What? These wackos live in an illusion of their own making.
At the root of their problem is they reject the source of truth and rely on their own cisterns. Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – John 14:6
Some say you cannot know truth.
Well, for those that say that… perhaps not. Solipsism is a common ideology today that proposes that only one’s own mind is sure to exist. Solipsists contend that knowledge of anything outside one’s own mind is unsure, hence there is no such thing as objective truth, and nothing about the external world and it’s workings can actually be known. Hence, these people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Solipsism places the individual at the center rather than God and all reality is perceived from the perspective of “me.” That is why they can say things like, your truth or my truth, but there is no objective truth. Everything is seen from the perspective of the individual.
I suggest if you buy into that postmodernist philosophy, you will be ill-equipped to deal with end-time events and vulnerable to the lies and deceptions of the antichrist. I’m hopeful I might stir something in you that wakes you up.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. – Prov. 1:7
If you’re one of those who think I’m some wacked out crazy bible-thumpin Christian, I’d just remind you that fools despise wisdom and discipline and cannot understand Scripture. The more they read and the less they understand lead them to criticize what they cannot understand or comprehend. They see God’s laws as nonsense and ridicule those of us who strive to follow God’s laws (see Matt. 13:10-15).
Who is it he is trying to teach? To whom is he explaining his message? To children weaned from their milk, to those just taken from the breast? For it is: Do and do, do and do, rule on rule, rule on rule; a little here, a little there. Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues God will speak to this people, to whom he said, “This is the resting place, let the weary rest:; and, “This is the place of repose” – but they would not listen. So then, the word of the LORD to them will become: Do and do, do and do, rule on rule, rule on rule; a little here, a little there – so that they will go and fall backward, be injured and snared and captured. – Isa. 28:9-13
“… with foreign lips and strange tongues God will speak to this people.”