Webster Definition of truth
(1) the body of real things, events, and facts
(2) the state of being the case
(3) a judgment, proposition, or idea that is true or accepted as true
John 14:6 (NLT)
“And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you.”
In defining truth, it is first helpful to note what truth is NOT
Truth is not simply whatever works.
Truth is not simply what is coherent or understandable.
Truth is not what makes people feel good.
Truth is not what the majority says is true.
Truth is not what is comprehensive.
Truth is not defined by what is intended.
Truth is not simply what is believed.
Truth is not always popular.
- Truth is not deception.
- Truth is not error.
- Truth is not self-contradictory.
Colossians 2:8 (NLT)
Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ.
John 8:44 (NLT)
“For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
The Greek word for “truth” is aletheia, which literally means to “un-hide” or “hiding nothing.”
The Hebrew word for “truth” is emeth, which means “firmness,” “constancy” and “duration.”
John 8:31-32 (NLT)
Jesus said to the people who believed in Him, “You are truly My disciples if you remain faithful to My teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Psalm 145:18 (NLT)
The Lord is close to all who call on Him, yes, to all who call on Him in truth.
Psalm 25:5 (NLT)
Lead me by Your truth and teach me, for You are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in You.
Psalm 43:3 (NLT)
Send out Your light and Your truth; let them guide me. Let them lead me to Your holy mountain, to the place where You live.