What is Truth?
Take Your Compass #3 Worldview Basics Part 3
Take Your Compass #3 - What is Truth?
In Compass #1, we looked at the definition of a Worldview, and what the minimal requirements are. In Compass #2, we laid out the most basic questions of life that a Worldview should ask. Today we are going to look at the meaning of truth.
This is going to be short. There is only one view of truth that holds up to reason, logic, and experience. It is called the Correspondence View of Truth.
In its simplest form, the correspondence view of truth says that a proposition is true only, ONLY if it corresponds to reality, when what it asserts to be the case is really the case.
Something is true if and only if it corresponds to or agrees with factual reality.
Truth is reality. Truth is what is real. Truth is absolute. Truth is objective.
The problem with all the views that try to defeat the correspondence view, is that they use the correspondence view in their attempt. Any attempt to sever truth from objective reality is self defeating.
John 18:38: What is truth?” retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, “I find no basis for a charge against him.
I have held a bit back because we are not there yet, but if you grasp the meaning and importance of the correspondence view of truth, you are almost to the final destination.
Next week, What about morality, good and evil?
Thank you for reading!
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” - C.S. Lewis
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