There are so many definitions and opinions for “truth” its mind boggling.
Take these for example from Wikiquotes:
“Reason is man’s instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is man’s instrument for manipulating the world more successfully; the former is essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man. ~ Erich Fromm. Fromm was a German-born American social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist.”
“Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt”
Snippets from the Humanists website: “The way in which humans accept supposed transcendent or religious knowledge is by arbitrarily taking a leap of faith and abandoning reason and the senses. We find this course unacceptable….. there’s no rational way to test the validity or truth of transcendent or religious knowledge or to comprehend the incomprehensible. As a result, we are committed to the position that the only thing that can be called knowledge is that which is firmly grounded in the realm of human understanding and verification…….We won’t sacrifice the ethical good life here unless it can be demonstrated that there is another life elsewhere that necessitates a shift in our attention, and that this other life bears some relation and commonality with this one…..
current trend toward more global consciousness…..We see the necessity for worldwide education on population growth control as a means toward securing a comfortable place for everyone.”
The humanist values are what has transpired in America and the West over the last 10 years. Truth? Its more like propaganda. In a movie biography about the CIA agent whose identity was leaked to the press and the world, where her husband fights back against corrupt washington officials, she says to her husband, will we know the truth when they finish with us? This is a profound almost prophetic utterance. Indeed when the progressive, humanist, socialists finish with the transformation of America and the world will we know the truth?
Isn’t the whole crux of prophecy, the one world government, religion and beast from the earth? And the false prophet? And that is the Great Deception.
Have you taken a look around lately? I venture to say 75% of all we come in contact with daily have this humanistic attitude embedded in their psyche. From the internet, to games, to social media 75% of all we meet are selfish and narcissistic, with an all about me attitude. Caring only about themselves. Shoving their way and stepping on others to get what they want. Manipulating truth and circumstance to suit themselves.
Once a devout Lutheran said “I dont know why anyone believes the stories in the Bible, they’re just stories.” A devout Lutheran said this. It may also be worth pointing out that this person was also a devout Democrat with progressive socialist leanings. This doctrine of demons has infiltrated and overcome our churches.
Could this nasty philosophy be why Jesus said if you abide in me, the truth will set you free?
So truth to a Christian is the word of God, and His Son.
As we search out News Media its good to know that manipulation of the news is not a new concept. For instance: “The first printed news appeared by the late 1400s in German pamphlets that contained content that was often highly sensationalized.
during World War I, radio broadcasts in America were only given information about Allied victories because Great Britain had a monopoly on the transatlantic radio lines. For the newspapers, the government suppressed any radical or German papers during and after the war.
The Communications Act of 1934 was an agreement between commercial television and the people of the United States that established that: The airways are public property; Commercial broadcasters are licensed to use the airways; The main condition for use will be whether the broadcaster served “the public interest, convenience, and necessity.” During the Vietnam War, the media reporting directly challenged the government, drawing attention to the “credibility gap” — official lies and half-truths about the war.” (Wikipedia)
Or so they wanted us to believe. And the rest morphed into what we see today. Which closely resembles sensationalized propaganda. Ethics and credibility thrown out the window, replaced by ratings and money.
Deception, lies and propaganda permeate every aspect of our world.
The word of God is holy and it sanctified us by living in it.(John 17:13-21).
When we live away from God’s just and righteous ways we are as the blind who grope to find the wall. Justice is not before us and truth fails to be seen!(Isaiah 59:10-17).
Jesus is the way,THE TRUTH and the life.
Theres a reason Christ spoke so much about lies even saying that all liars will have their part in the lake of fire. Lies destroy mankind.