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’s Relation to Reality
Aristotle defined truth in his book, Metaphysics, Book IV, Part 7. He says, “To say of what is that it is not, or of what is not that it is, is false, while to say of what is that it is, and of what is not that it is not, is true; so that he who says of anything that it is, or that it is not, will say either what is true or what is false; but neither what is nor what is not is said to be or not to be.”
Why is truth important?
Truth is important because it presents 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.”
Truth is important because it helps you understand what is real. In the absence of truth there is illusion, the lies told by the father of lies (Satan).
There are those people in our society that will mock anybody that claims to have truth and will ridicule anybody who says they’re seeking truth. What are they really saying?
They seem to be saying it’s preferable to live in a world distorted by manipulated perceptions designed to advance somebody’s agenda to control and dominate others. These technocrats have studied, practiced, and perfected their web of lies to the point that today it’s difficult for the average person to uncover the truth and not participate in their illusions. They call it gaslighting, a colloquialism, loosely defined as making someone question their own reality.
Do a Google or YouTube search and you’ll discover a cesspool of censorship, misinformation, and gaslighting from a cadre of godless academics, self-proclaimed experts, so-called professionals and communication experts working together to control and dominate you.
Truth is important because
… it frees you from those wanting to control and dominate you.
George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 introduced many to ‘alternative facts’ — there called ‘untruths’ and ‘doublespeak’. These were employed by an authoritarian government in an attempt to control the narrative of its people’s reality. Published in 1949 and set in the dystopian ‘future’ of 1984, the protagonist Winston Smith lives under the watchful eye of a ‘Big Brother’ government that not only controls the actions of its people, but also seeks to have full commandment of their thoughts. Implementing ‘Newspeak’ in an effort to limit people’s ability to express themselves and instating the Thought Police, Big Brother has twisted reality to manipulate the human mind. And it works.
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 and social media are full of examples of people believing an illusion as they invert reality.
An example of inverted reality is the denial that the embryo in the mother’s womb is a living human being. Those who accept this lie do so because they want to deny their sin when they murder that life. They will twist reality, change definitions, and do whatever it takes to construct their illusion. In effect, they are attempting to create an excuse for violating the commandment, “You shall not murder.“ (Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:16).
This inverted reality has at its roots eugenics, a set of racist beliefs and practices that aim to improve the genetic quality of the human population. Incredibly, some of the very targets for extermination are also gaslit supporters of those promoting this inverted reality.
Another example of inverted reality promoted by godless technocrats is the idea of global warming, cooling, or their latest twist of terms, climate change. Ignoring long held science of the effects of the sun on our environment, these purveyors of illusionist fear and fake news have moved the target to the backs of human beings. We are now the enemy according to demonic inspired organizations like the United Nations, Trilateral Commission, and the Club of Rome that says the common enemy of humanity is man. Their agenda is not hidden either… it’s published in their white papers, Agenda 2030, and programs of the World Economic Forum. Their lies and misinformation have so thoroughly infected our schools, government agencies, and society at large, millions now embrace their illusion. If permitted to continue, this Satan inspired illusion will move to destroy our industrialized world and exterminate millions to achieve their published Sustainable Development Goals.
In yet another example of the inverted reality we see in these modern times is the notion there are a multitude of genders. Rejecting Genesis 1:27, they suggest you can choose what ever gender you want to identify as. It seems to me this illusion is most egregious because it attempts to deny WHO you are… that you and I are made in the image of God. What is obvious to most has escaped the Biden appointed Supreme Court Justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, who said she could not define what a woman is. Our children are being indoctrinated by the public school industry into this gender confusion illusion. Boys are encouraged to dress like girls and transgendered are paraded before our kids as if that is something normal.
In the recent coronavirus plandemic illusion, 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? How many times have you been told their DNA altering shot is safe and effective when thousands are dying and many more damaged for life? Despite the preponderance of evidence saying there is no statistical science saying masks are effective in preventing infection, businesses and government required people wear masks in order to participate in the marketplace. 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.
Then, there are those people that say 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. Why? Because they are the racists and in their delusions cannot see anything but racism… it’s who they are. God hating, scripture denying, followers of the father of lies. 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 purple haired wackos who wear a toolbox on their face live in a crazy illusion of their own making.
Even before he was sworn in, Democrats set about to remove him by any means necessary. They falsely accused him of all the evils they were themselves practicing. The mass media joined the fray with an endless spewing of Orwellian Doublethink and fake news that further divided the nation along cultural Marxist lines and alienated millions of Americans. One example of this was the media’s distortion and discrediting of The 1776 Report to be promoting racism. Big-tech was enlisted to silence any opposition to the globalist agenda as they censored pro-American and pro-Christian voices from the public square. When all their efforts failed, they resorted to manipulating the 2019 election in a political coup and stole the election in favor of Marxist Democrats. They are now doubling down in their mad illusions because they fear him returning to the White House in 2024.
Inverted reality shows up again in the halls of the United States Congress. Democrat House members accused Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection and impeached him. This after months of insurrection by left-wing extremists burning our cities and terrorizing our citizens. Corporate mainstream media showed scenes of burning buildings… calling it “peaceful protest.”
The insanity of these hate-filled reality deniers seems to have no end. What they do want is to destroy the family and our Godly inspired Constitutional Republic and replace it with a godless socialist state. They want you subject to their demonic illusions or dead.
I could go on and on with example after example, but I hope you’re getting the point. Turn on your television set, log in to your social media, or read what the so-called Internet “fact checkers” are saying and you’ll be inundated with inverted reality by people living an illusion.
Scripture tells us, “The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.” – 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
What do those promoting an inverted reality (illusions) hope to accomplish?
They want to control and dominate you. They want to ultimately destroy you (1 Peter 5:8). They want you to join them in their rejection of truth and to condemn you to the fiery pit of hell.
BEWARE of anybody that suggests there is no truth and disparages those seeking truth. They are NOT your friend. They are of the synagogue of Satan and only want to drag you into the pit alongside them.
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.- Isaiah 5:20
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
Jesus goes on in John chapter 17 to describe what truth is and who possesses truth. And folks, it’s not those wanting to control and dominate you that have any clue about truth… truth is a loving God wanting to give you eternal life.
As I said earlier, truth is important because it will set you free from the influence of those wanting to control and dominate you. Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32) I don’t think there’s any way to conflate truth and freedom with living an illusion in slavery.
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 distorted perspective of the individual.
I suggest if you buy into this 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.”
Sam Andrews reminds us, “It doesn’t matter how many people believe a lie, it’s still a lie. And it doesn’t matter how many people don’t believe the truth, it’s still the truth.”