This article is an apology for the value of truth. Truth matters for Groothuis. He seeks honesty when dealing with truth for apologetic purposes. In this article he first explores the relationship of truth, self-deception, and personal virtue. He further considers the role of humility in the quest for truth and warns against the vice of intellectual apathy.
The author's concern in this article is having a good understanding of truth and the nature of truth. He reminds his readers that a biblical concept of truth is a complex of faithfulness, firmness, reliability, honesty, integrity and consistency. In the process, he gives a defence of a biblical understanding of truth against the attacks of Friedrich Nietzsche.
Churches are faced with the reality of pluralism. While the basic phenomenon is not new, the intellectual response to it is: the suggestion that plurality of beliefs is theoretically justified. The first casualty of the pluralist agenda is truth. McGrath's approach is to articulate some of the central presuppositions and methods of a pluralist ideology and intellectual pluralism.
Are all religions at heart the same? Can there be only one true religion? The author reflects upon these questions in Chapter 1. Part of this reflection explains the relevance of people’s assumptions about truth. People’s basic assumptions about the nature of the world fit together to form a worldview.
A meaningful relationship with God is dependent on knowing God. Love for and knowledge of God go hand-in-hand. The emphasis of this chapter is that loving God means loving truth. It further explains a theological method and process that have as goal to explain how the Christian faith is relevant to different aspects of the Christian life.
This article is part of a series that seeks to establish a basis for establishing what is right and true. Can we know truth? Truth begins with God, and only God can overcome the fallen condition of man to reveal the truth to him. The Bible reveals this truth.
According to Ephesians 6:11-14, Christians are engaged in spiritual warfare. This article reminds Christians of the reality of this warfare by showing that we are faced by a real enemy, the devil, who is powerful, cunning and wicked. However, by the truth of God's word believers are able to stand against the devil.
Looking at the Ninth Commandment, this article shows that though the God demands truth, He does not totally forbid lying. In fact, God Himself uses lies in the Bible. Based on this, the author shows there are times when Christians can lie too. When this happens, the issues of the goal, motives, and conscience should be taken into consideration.
In seeking objective truth, human beings cannot rid themselves of their personal perspectives. Applying the theory of perspectivism to reading the Bible, the author of this article shows that perspectivism should not be equated to relativism. Perspectivism does not hold all perspectives to be equal, but instead upholds the principle of unity in diversity.
In seeking objective truth, human beings cannot rid themselves of their personal perspectives. The author of this article applies the theory of perspectivism in the Bible to show how different themes from the Bible can be expanded to cover the whole of scripture. This article looks at the following biblical themes: the Ten Commandments, God, God's attributes, ethical issues, and the three offices of the Old Testament.
In seeking objective truth, human beings cannot rid themselves of their personal perspectives. This article shows that biblical writers used different perspectives, and yet there is harmony. The Bible does not teach us different perspectives, but rather one worldview about God, the world and ourselves, making it possible to speak about a Christian perspective.
Looking at the division made in modern philosophy in the pursuit to discover truth, this article studies the relationship between analytical truth and synthetic truth. The author maintains that it is impossible to make a distinction between these two kinds of truth, and relates this to the topic of apologetics.
It is hard to imagine a more profound question than "What is truth?" The world’s greatest philosophers and theologians has been driven by the quest for truth. It is also the question Pilate asked Jesus. It is probable that Pilate’s question has several layers of meaning, intriguing commentators over the centuries. This pays tribute not so much to Pilate but to the apostle John who wove the question into the fabric of his Gospel concerning Jesus, the Christ and Son of God.