WORK OUT WHAT IS TRUE?
* Think things
referring to the senses.
of data - a hypothesis - confirmation of the hypothesis.
* It only
of the truth but not able to give the whole truth or a framework for
FEELINGS OR INSTINCT
* Flashes of
* Make a
will lead to another statement (antithesis) then join together for
* Prophecy or
* The Word of
God or Scriptures.
* Church Canon
* Truth about
only be found by looking at the whole and taking all the above methods
Proposition not proven,
An interpretation of facts.
Proven to be
IN FINDING THE
1. People are
not 100% objective
and have bias in opinions.
2. Does reason
Does faith involve reason?
3. Experience is
to reality, not reality subject to experience.
4. People are
their thoughts and are influenced by both known and unknown sources
both nurture and nature.
off unproven assumptions eg. there is no God, UFO's are false therefore
I will always find an alternative reason for what has happened.
this attitude to prayer, speaking in tongues, conversion, miracles.
work from what they don't believe.
7. There is a
world revealed by Jesus in a unique way.
and "scientific" truth are both valid.
9. Truth is
It is revealed by God to mankind through the Scriptures.
Investigation of events
doesn't actually provide an understanding of the whole, science
describes, not explains.
DO PEOPLE KNOW
Inborn patterns of activity common to a biological group.
Appealing to emotions (hutch, in my bones).
I saw it. However, all experiences are also subject to
Knowledge based on reason eg. flashes.
1. CUSTOM or
"this is the way we do it here."
"this is the way we have always done it here."
"Everybody knows that."
An idea corresponds with reality but how do we know what is real.
truth is what works.
Consistent with itself, All facts considered, analysed, Hypothesis
and verification But are all facts considered?
There is a God who has communicated to Mankind through
the prophets and ultimately his Son Jesus who is God in human form.
1 Cor 1:25 "For
of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger
than man's strength. "
declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
19:2 Day after
pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.
19:3 There is no
or language where their voice is not heard.
19:4 Their voice
into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the
he has pitched a tent for the sun,
19:5 which is
like a bridegroom
coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his
19:6 It rises at
of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden
why are you doing this? We too are only men, human like you. We are
you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the
God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them. 14:16 In
the past, he let all nations go their own way. 14:17 Yet he has not
himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain
heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food
and fills your hearts with joy."
wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness
and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 1:19
since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has
it plain to them. 1:20 For since the creation of the world God's
qualities - his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly
being understood from what has been made, so that men are without
1:21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor
gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish
hearts were darkened. 1:22 Although they claimed to be wise, they
fools 1:23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made
to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. 1:24
God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual
for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 1:25 They exchanged
the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things
than the Creator - who is forever praised. Amen."
my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,"
the LORD. 55:9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my
higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."
will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him
Immanuel" - which means, "God with us."
Thomas said to
him, "My Lord and my God!"
was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 1:2 He
with God in the beginning. 1:3 Through him all things were made;
him nothing was made that has been made."
faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command,
that what is seen was not made out of what was visible."
the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 1:2 Now the earth
was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and
the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 1:3 And God said,
"Let there be light," and there was light."
Psalm 31:5 "Into
your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth."
answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the
Father except through me. If you knew me, you would know my Father as
From now on, you do know him and have seen him." Philip said, "Lord,
us the Father and that will be enough for us." Jesus answered: "Don't
know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time?
who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, `Show us the
Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in
The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father,
in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the
and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the
the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many
and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his
Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the
universe. The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact
of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had
provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the
true when discussing theology?
a work of art good?
a work of art true?
things be true but not agree with each other?