What Is Truth?

What is truth?

Imagine the secret of life was lock away in a big black box. It is a mystery.
Unless we have some insight into what is in the box, we can only guess.
If my guess about the secret of life makes sense to you, you might say that I am wise.
I might guess that once upon a time, long ago all the matter that now comprises the universe was all compacted into a space the size of a pinhead. And then… it exploded. A really huge explosion that is still going on today and that is why the universe keeps expanding on and on. And after that explosion, this planet we call Earth slowly cooled off and it just so happened that all the right ingredients were brought together in one place and life just began from a single cell that has slowly evolved into the multiplicity we now refer to as humanity. Everything is just an accident… no rhyme or reason. That is wisdom to the world.

To believe in a supreme being who created man in his own image is considered foolishness by the world.

What is truth?

How can we know what is truth? How can we reveal the mystery of the black box?

Let’s take a look at I Corinthians 2:6-7, 10-11

God’s Wisdom Revealed by the Spirit
6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.
10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.

The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

And also I Corinthians 3:18-20

18 Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”[a]; 20 and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.”

Why Believe The Bible Instead of… say, The Koran?

Why Believe The Bible?

Please note:I apologize for the video not matching the audio. There is no video for this teaching and it is one of the best so I put it with another video. Just close your eyes and listen.

There are many claims to truth. Many books even claim to be inspired by God. Yet the Bible stands above the rest in several ways

First, the Bible has been the most criticized, analyzed, and attacked book in history. Yet it has proven to be the more resilient book in history, standing up under all of the scrutiny. Archeological evidence has confirmed the truth of the Bible again and again, and millions of intelligent people continue to believe in it.

Second, the Bible has supernatural features like no other book. There are hundreds of prophecies contained in the Bible that have come true down to the last detail.

Third, no other book has a message like that in the Bible. The Bible is so bizarrely beautiful, no human imagination could have made it up. The Bible often shows human history from God’s point of view, detailing how God has pursued us throughout time.

Fourth, no other book has the transforming power in people’s lives that the Bible has. The Holy Spirit is present in the Word, and therefore the Bible has the power to change people.

Pastor Greg Boyd is my hero! Actually Jesus is my hero, but Greg is a pretty good guy too. I’ve been following Boyd since I read about him in “The Case for Christ” book by Lee Strobel. I feel like I know him personally as I have downloaded and listened to all his old sermons all the way back to the 90s. Most of the songs I’ve written were inspired by one or more of his messages. Boyd is definitely,at times, inspired by the Holy Spirit. Other times he is definitely “Way out there”. Whatever he is, it is always for real.

I personally believe Greg Boyd is a modern day “John The Baptist”, preparing the way for Jesus’ return.

Please listen to this whole teaching on “Why Believe the Bible”. This and many more of Greg’s

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