What is Truth?

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. 

-Winston Churchill

From Ben,

Have you ever been asked about truth?

Juan: So you believe in God right?

Lucas: I do.

Juan: But how do you know that is true? How do you know anything is true?

Lucas: Well how do you know something is true? We know certain things that are always true. Like the sun will rise. Whether or not you want it to happen, it still does. The same is with truth. Truth doesn’t care what you think, it is true no matter what. Just like God and who He is.

Today, many people may tell you that truth is in the eye of the beholder, but is that so? The reality is that truth is not up for debate. The truth is true and always will be.

In order to explain this idea practically, I’m going to use an illustration that a good mentor of mine shared with me.

Here’s a picture of a fruit:

If I were to ask you what this is, you would tell me it’s an orange. But why? How do you know? Well, it’s an orange; this is something we know to be true. What if you opened it up, would you expect to find a potato? No, that would be crazy, we know we will find an orange; it’s a truth of nature.

So what if you really didn’t want it to be an orange? Let’s say that you want it to be a banana. Would it change? Absolutely not. The truth is something that we don’t have control over; we can’t change the truth no matter how hard we try. What if you woke up one day and really didn’t want the sun to rise, would that change it? Absolutely not. Gravity doesn’t just work some of the time, it works all the time. That’s God. Here’s the kicker. God will deliver, even when you don’t think He can or you don’t want Him to; even if you don’t believe He can. Ignoring this truth doesn’t make it any less true. 

Here’s the kicker. God will deliver, even when you don’t think He can or you don’t want Him to; even if you don’t believe He can. Ignoring this truth doesn’t make it any less true. 

The truth is always true. We know we can’t change the truth, like gravity or photosynthesis, things that always happen, whether or not we want them to. The same is with God, He is true, even if we don’t want Him to be. He is the ultimate source of truth. If you don’t believe the truth, does that change it? No. The truth is still the truth, even if you don’t support it. 

As you defend and grow in your walk with Christ, don’t forget that truth doesn’t change. When our human minds can’t comprehend something that is always true and constant, remember that God holds it all. The truth is that God is always there and He always will be, despite whether you think its true or not.