Truth is not some subjective idea that each person can decide for themselves. Our opinions and even our beliefs are not what determines truth. Much of what we may read, listen to, or are told by others is not necessarily the truth and is oftentimes nothing more than someone’s opinion.
In his book, “The Truth War”, John MacArthur wrote, “ Truth exists outside of us and remains the same regardless of how we may perceive it. Truth by definition is as fixed and constant as God is immutable. That is because the real truth is the unchanged and unchanging expression of who God is; it is not our own personal and arbitrary interpretation of reality.”
Pastor MacArthur goes on to write, “ Truth and meaning are not determined by our intuition, experience, or desire. The true meaning of Scripture-or anything else, for that matter has already been determined and fixed by the mind of God. The task of an interpreter is to discern that meaning. And proper interpretation must precede application.”
Our culture today enjoys extreme hypocrisy by saying there are no absolute truths which in and of itself is a claim of truth.
And yet people accept this not because of sound reason, facts, or evidence, but because they want to be free of God and His authority.
While some truths are hidden or hard to accept and understand, there are many obvious truths in plain sight that all people can see and understand.
The issue is that people choose to accept a comforting lie instead of a painful truth. And for that, we will be held accountable.
If there is no God then we are not responsible to the lawgiver or the law and are free to do as we please. It was this extreme hatred of God and His truth that drove men like Marx and Darwin to push for a godless ideology of hatred and insanity.
“For God`s wrath is revealed from heaven against all godlessness and unrighteousness of people who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth, since what can be known about God is evident among them, because God has shown it to them.“
“For his invisible attributes, that is, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what he has made. As a result, people are without excuses. For though they knew God, they did not glorify him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became worthless, and their senseless hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools.”
Just as scientists today ignore science in favor of supporting their ideology, the same holds for the ruling class of elites who create social justice, systemic racism, and cancel culture in an obvious effort to contaminate truth and reality and support their self-serving narrative of control and power.
This is a result of rejecting the revealed truth of God and accepting man’s lies. In his video lecture “How does truth command me”, R. C. Sproul said this; “The Myth of moral relativism is modern man`s attempt to create an ethical license for sin, to call evil good and good evil. “
God rules with complete justice and equity, man only seeks to gain more power and wealth for himself and oppresses others using any means at his or her disposal.
The masses are nothing more than pawns and pieces on the gameboard for these wicked people to use for their purposes. The more power men gain the more corruption they spread and history has proven this to be true.
Truth is so very important in everything we think, say, or do.
If we want to live a lie, we are free to do so, but not without consequences.
It is not arrogance to believe the absolute truth when God says it is no more than to believe in the reality of gravity.
On the contrary, it is the pride of man in his sinful and limited knowledge to think he or she knows better or more than the God who is the creator of all things whether seen or unseen.
The remainder of this post will be to share quotes about truth from many different authors just as a reminder and reference to the value that truth has to all of us. Enjoy.
Quote the Truth
“People who pride themselves on their “complexity” and deride others for being “simplistic” should realize that the truth is often not very complicated. What gets complex is evading the truth.”
“Most relativists believe that relativism is absolutely true and that everyone should be a relativist. Therin lies the self-destructive nature of relativism. The relativist stands on the pinnacle of absolute truth and wants to relativize everything else.”
“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
“Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
“It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.”
“It does not require many words to speak the truth.”
“Peace if possible, truth at all costs.”
“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”
“They must find it difficult … those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority.”
“Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth to see it like it is, and tell it like it is, to find the truth, to speak the truth, and to live the truth.”
Richard M. Nixon
“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.”
“The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.”
“Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.”
Try to remain truthful. The power of truth never declines. Force and violence may be effective in the short term, but in the long run, it’s the truth that prevails.”
“Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart,“
“The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.”
“Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth.”
Simone de Beauvoir
“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
“But truth itself does not change just because our point of view does. As we mature in our ability to perceive truth, truth itself remains fixed. Our duty is to conform all our thoughts to the truth.”
“Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”
“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.”
“In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
“Truth will ultimately prevail where pains is taken to bring it to light.”
“We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.”
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.”
“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.”
“The truth will set you free, but first, it will make you miserable.”
James A. Garfield
“Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.”
“Tell me I’m clever, Tell me I’m kind, Tell me I’m talented, Tell me I’m cute, Tell me I’m sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I’m perfect – But tell me the truth.”
“Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as time goes by, what is true is revealed, and what is fake fades away.”
“Buy and do not sell- truth, wisdom, instruction, and understanding.”
“I believe that it is better, to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.”
H. L. Mencken
“A harmful truth is better than a useful lie.”
“People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe.”
“Learn what is true in order to do what is right.”
“Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”
‘In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.”
“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.”
John F. Kennedy
“Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.”
“An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.”
‘Tell the children the truth.’
“In the last few years, the very idea of telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is dredged up only as a final resort when the alternative options of deception, threat, and bribery have all been exhausted.”
“Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.”
“Reason is the natural order of truth, but imagination is the organ of meaning.”
C. S. Lewis
“The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.”
“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.”
1 Corinthians 13:6
“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.”
“Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.”
“The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself.”
Augustine of Hippo
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
“A Christian life and worldview seek to establish the rules of thinking, the rules of determining how we know what is true because not everything that everybody says is true.”
R. C. Sproul
“Who do you trust, who is telling the truth, how do you know? That is a question of epistemology.
Ultimately, what is the truth? What is it, the question of “is-ness”. What is real ultimately, is a metaphysical question.
Who is the truth is a theological question.
How the truth relates to me and defines me is an anthropological question.
And, how the truth commands me is an ethical question”
R. C. Sproul
“To reach that end goal you and I must be willing to be straightforward with one another. We must be willing and prepared to stare at ourselves in the mirror and speak the truth.”
“… in general, it is the object of our newspapers rather create a sensation to make a point than to further the cause of truth.”
Edgar Allan Poe
“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain, children, all our lives.”
“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.”
“He who has truth at his heart need never fear the want of persuasion on his tongue.”
“Stop hanging out with people that tell you what you want to hear. Hang out with people who tell you the truth.”
“For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.”
“Yes, the truth may hurt but lies will become a crutch and will cripple you.”
Stephen T. Scott
“We all quote scriptures reflecting that God’s ways are not man’s ways, but because of sin we rebel against that truth.”
“There’s an old saying that if a lie is told often enough, it becomes the truth. Actually, it doesn’t. What happens is that people simply start believing that it’s true.”
“A lie is like a snowball, it starts off small and then grows and grows until a point where it gets so big it falls apart and then the truth is discovered.”
“Since God is a God of truth (Deuteronomy 32: 4) and His Son Jesus Christ is The way, the truth, and the life (John 14: 6) it is not surprising that He hates all forms of untruths from black and white lies to false oaths and witnessing.”
“Telling a truth is not only a matter of character but is also a matter of appreciating factual situations and representing them without bias.”
M. K. Soni
“When you stretch the truth, watch out for the snapback.”
“I have carefully examined the evidence of the Christian religion, and if I was sitting as a juror upon its authenticity, I would unhesitatingly give my verdict in its favor. I can prove its truth as clearly as any proposition ever submitted to the mind of man.”
“The alternative to practicing what Scripture calls speaking the truth in love is continuing to communicate a lie in fear. That’s no way to live”.
“The fact that a great many people believe something is no guarantee of its truth.”
W. Somerset Maugham
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”
“If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” ( John 8:31,32)
Sources; A-Z Quotes, Brainyquote.com, goodreads.com,” The Truth War”, by John MacArthur, Holy Bible, wisdomquotes.com, R. C. Sproul-“How does truth command me. , wow4u.com