THE TRUTH: ‘The truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth’

The Truth

Pilate asked “What is truth?” 

He has ever since been vilified for asking this, but it is a good question; one deserving of an answer.  And while it is a simple question, very few know the answer.  Sorry to disappoint you, but I am not going to tell you a truth.  Many things are true and can therefore be called truth.  However, I will give you a definition that allows you to determine what is true and what is not.  Try judging statements of ‘fact’ by these standards.

Some definitions:  Conformity to fact or reality; correctness, accuracy

True facts, genuine depiction or statements of reality

“The truth is what is.”

The truth is true even if you don’t know it.

The truth is true even if you don’t like it.

The truth NEVER changes.  NEVER EVER.

True for you but not for me?  

this is what many say when they do not have the ability or desire to argue the logic of an absolute truth.  But consider this from Matt Slick at Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry (www.carm.org)

There are such things as absolute truths

If truth is relative, then the statement that truth is relative is an absolute truth and would be self defeating statement by proving that truth is not relative. But, if truth is absolute, then the statement “truth is absolute” is true and not self defeating. It is true that truth exists. It is true that truth will not contradict itself as we have just seen. In fact, it is absolutely true that you are reading this paper.

If we can see that there is such a thing as truth in the world, then we could also see that there can be spiritual truth as well. It is not absurd to believe in spiritual absolutes anymore than physical or logical absolutes. Even the statement that all religions lead to God is a statement held to be a spiritual absolute by many people. This simply demonstrates that people do believe in spiritual truth. Why? Because truth exists. However, not all that is believed to be true actually is true. Furthermore, all belief systems cannot be true since they often contradict each other in profound ways — and truth is not self-contradictory.

Truth

11 comments on “THE TRUTH: ‘The truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth’

  1. […] THE TRUTH: ‘The truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth’. […]

  2. There is only one absolute Truth and that comes from God.

    Love and Blessings for Christ-mas – Anne.

    • Absolutely right. And while I no longer celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas to you!

      • If you believe in Jesus Christ why do you no longer Celebrate His Birth? it is confirmed in Scripture that we do and when we do.

        Blessings – Anne.

      • I spent most of my life working through the holidays and along with the commercialism and emphasis on Santa it pretty well ruined me. I have not had family time for this holiday since before I left home for the military, over 40 years. Please point out the scriptures that tell us to celebrate His birthday, because I can’t find them. I do see that we are told NOT to do what pagans do, which pretty well covers all the Christmas and Easter traditions. I have become a Torah-observant Christian and see no reason to celebrate as the world does at this time of year. The Word does tell us to celebrate the feasts of the Lord, and I do that. I am a student of Torah, Hebrew history, tradition, and the language, so it would take a lot to change my mind. I do not tell others that they are wrong to celebrate as they wish, but am glad to explain why I believe as I do.

  3. I don’t care what Pagans do or don’t do disturbeddeputy, God knows my Heart and that I Celebrate and give Thanks for His Love Gift in Jesus Christ’s Birth, without Christmas there would have been no Easter and we would all be dead in our Sins with no Hope of Eternal Salvation.

    The advents of the Birth of Jesus show we are to Celebrate just as the Angels did and the Shepherds and The Wise Men who also gave gifts as we do at Christmas too.

    I have written a message about all the Symbols of Christmas, some are in Scripture, as I shared before it’s what’s in our hearts that matter to God, not what others do or don’t do.

    Where does it say in Scripture not to Celebrate Jesus Birth?

    Every Day should be Christmas in our hearts, it’s all about Sacrificial and Unconditional Love and Kindness and we are told many times in Scripture To give Thanks, to Praise God and yes to Celebrate who we are in Christ Jesus and who He is and what He has done for us and none of this would be possible without Christmas.

    Jesus Birth is shown clearly in Scripture to be at the time we Celebrate it, not as some claim that it was earlier, man makes up their own unconfirmed theories, rules and regulations which God warns against.

    We are under a New Covenant in Christ Jesus not the old one of the Torah, we Worship a Risen Saviour now, not a promised one only. Jesus is the fulfillment of the Sabbath He is our Rest. The early Christians fellowshiped together everyday, not just on Saturday, they had Communion and listened to the Scriptures at the Temple together. We are free to choose what ever day we want to fellowship together, some still choose Saturday, some choose Sunday and some other days.

    Christ- mas Love and Blessings Anne.

    • Yeshua said not one jot or tittle of the law would pass away until His return. If we believe that God is perfect and does not change, it would be heresy to believe that the original covenant was flawed. Romans teaches us that the Law is perfect and that it is what brings us to Christ, so it obviously has value until all have either accepted or rejected His grace. In being Torah-observant I am following those that demonstrated Torah-observance in the beginning of the ‘new’ covenant: Yeshua, Peter, James, John, Paul, and every other church father who provided us with the writings of the New Testament. Torah-observant does not mean legalistically following the over 600 laws of Judaism. Most of those laws were instituted by the Pharisees and Sadducees after the true religion of the Hebrews had been mixed with the Babylonian Mystery Religion, which occurred during the captivity of the Jews. This resulted in mystic Judaism or Kabbalah. Torah-observant has more to do with understanding what the original Hebrew text was telling us and understanding scripture in the context of Hebrew tradition and culture. This simply supports and enriches the born again experience that is found in the NT. I support those that value Christmas, worship on Sunday, etc. but I can not do those things myself. We believe in the same Father, Son, & Spirit. I have merely chosen to delve deeply into what the original church was and order my worship by what I have found.
      Take a look at this explanation of Torah: http://firstcenturychristianity.net/2014/05/27/torah/
      If you wish to explore that site it may answer some of the questions that can create conflict. If not, that is fine, too. I chose to embark on a journey to learn about the Hebrew roots of Christianity, but it is not a study necessary to becoming a believer. Romans gives us the road map to salvation. In fact, it is an advanced study that not all believers care to tackle. That’s OK, too. All believers in Yeshua are brothers and sisters under His blood.
      God bless you and prosper you in your life and your mission.
      The Deputy.

  4. The Jews of the Torah did not believe in the Godhead or Trinity as we call them today, they crucified Jesus The Living Word not believing He was God in the flesh and yet His Birth and death were Prophesied and these Scriptures are confirmed by the Dead Sea Scrolls.

    Do you believe in The Trinity disturbeddeputy ?

    Isaiah 9:6-7 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the Government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His Government and Peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon His Kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

    Matthew 1:22-23 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the Prophet, saying, Behold, a Virgin shall be with Child, and shall bring forth a Son, and they shall call His Name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

    1 John 5: 7 For there are three that bear record in Heaven, The Father, The Word, and The Holy Ghost: and these Three are One.

    John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life; and the life was the Light of men. And the Light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

    1Corinthians 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed and that no man can say that Jesus is The LORD but by the Holy Ghost.

    Colossians 2:8-10 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit after the tradition of men after the rudiments of the world and not after Christ. For in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in Him which is the Head of all principality and power:(KJV)

    Revelation 1:7-8 Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was and which is to come The Almighty.

    In Christ’s Name – Anne.

    • Ann,
      Your failure to read my last reply and your response is coming pretty close to being a troll. You ask if I believe in the ‘trinity’ yet you ignore what I just replied to you concerning the Father, Son, and Spirit. I have a hard time believing that you took a look at the definition of Torah in the link I provided, either. I did not provide the link in an attempt to proselytize, but simply to aid your understanding of my position. I know and believe all the scripture you shared, though many do not. Why do you think I’m in need of conversion? Are you judging my salvation? The Isaiah quote affirms the ‘trinity’ though there are other passages that do the same if one understands what they read. The OT is a mystery to most believers. I have chosen to de-mystify the OT for myself by study of Hebrew and the culture and history. Why is this wrong?

      It is common for believers to have differences in non-essentials, but you are going out of your way to find reasons to condemn what I believe about Torah-observance without attempting to understand. Please don’t act like a troll, I believe you are so much better than that.

      Are you trying to tell me that all the first century fathers of the church (not the later ‘fathers’ of the Roman Catholic church) were wrong to be Torah-observant, including the Lord Yeshua ha Meshiach? Are you disappointed in Messiah for being of Hebrew descent because Jews are from Hebrew descent? I don’t think you feel that way, but you are really hating on God’s chosen people (not a wise idea according to His Word) by lumping together all Hebrew people. This would be similar to lumping together Muslims and Hebrews because they are all Semitic people. Please don’t start another specious argument about that statement, as the Word is quite plain that both come from the lineage of Noah’s son Shem.

      Please go back and read my last response to you and see if you can see the common ground we have (salvation by grace through Christ alone, 3 persons of the godhead, etc) and not concentrate on the differences. Also, I’m waiting for you to specify the scripture that says we are to celebrate the birthday of Yeshua, or ANY birthday for that matter. You also did not address Yeshua’s claim that not one jot or tittle of the Law would pass away until His return. Are you saying He lied or was mistaken? It is beginning to sound like you are one of those that claim to be a believer yet hate the Hebrew heritage and foundation of the Gospel. You do know that there is a big difference between a Hebrew and a Jew, don’t you? Yes, the ‘Jews’ had Yeshua crucified by the Romans. The Hebrews did not. They were powerless to stop it. It is important to know who the ‘Jews’ were and how they came to power in Hebrew society. Please do not try to argue your points from a position of ignorance.

      Remember, I am only trying to explain why I have chosen not to celebrate Christmas. I am not trying to convert you to my way of thinking or belief. But from the very start, as soon as you found out I don’t celebrate as you do, you attacked me and tried to define my thought and beliefs. Must all believers think and act in lockstep with you?

      A couple of points you need to know.
      1. Judaism is misrepresented as Hebrew belief, and even they don’t often make (or understand) a distinction. But Judaism came from the mingling of the Babylonian religion with true Hebrew beliefs. Babylon is where Easter bunnies and chicks come from. God’s grace and the need for His salvation is taught from Genesis on throughout the entire OT. The Jews twisted this and substituted false teaching for their own purposes. This is why the average Hebrew loved and followed Yeshua and not the Jews. What became who we refer to as Jews in history were NOT what God called the children of Israel. The were the pushy power brokers and rich religionists that deceived the nation and used ‘religion’ as a club to beat and subdue the masses.

      2. The Shema, which is the scripture from the Tanakh that the Jews use to refuse belief in the trinity actually does not do that. In fact, it uses the Hebrew word ‘elohim.’ If you are a student of Hebrew you will recognize the ‘im’ ending of the word as designating plurality, as in the Hebrew word ‘mayim’ which means water. You can’t have ‘one’ water. The plurality is literally built into the language. Next, the last word of the Shema is ‘echad’ which is translated as ‘one.’ This is the word Jews use to refute a multiple person godhead. Unfortunately for them, the only other place this Hebrew word is used in scripture is when the Hebrew spies brought back a bunch (echad) of grapes from Canaan. Echad in Hebrew gives the meaning of one-ness to the ‘bunch of grapes,’ showing that a bunch must have multiple grapes to be a bunch. So, you see, the very foundational scripture used by Jews (corrupted by Babylon) proves that in the original Hebrew a tri-unity of God was plainly accepted. The reason I use the word ‘tri-unity’ is that it indicates the impossibility of one part existing separately from the others, which the word ‘trinity’ does not. Most people use the word trinity when their mental concept of the godhead (Father, Son, Spirit) is actually a tri-unity.

      If taken to the extreme, a trinitarian belief could allow the worship of the Father, OR the Son, OR the Spirit as individual gods. Of course none of us would do that because that is not what we believe. This is just looking at it from strictly a linguistic standpoint. So I prefer to use the word tri-unity. It does not mean that I condemn those that say trinity, it just means that I have gone a bit deeper into word meanings that most care to do. This is my entire point in not celebrating Christmas. I fellowship with and believe the same core things other Christians do and do not condemn them for how they chose to celebrate. I totally support those who celebrate Christmas and even Easter (I celebrate Resurrection Day and Passover) because that is how most believers understand Christianity, and it is vitally important to protect their rights to worship as they see fit.

      And so I sincerely wish you a very Merry Christmas and the all the blessings of the season.
      The Deputy

      PS: This barely scratches the surface of my ongoing study of the Hebrew roots of our faith, Hebrew culture and language, and of the presentation of the Gospel throughout the OT. Shalom!

      • So I repeat disturbeddeputy where does it say in Scripture that we are not to Celebrate Christmas or Birthdays?, it would help if you read my Comments and Messages too.

        As I said before, who cares what Atheists and Pagans do, God will judge them not us, He knows our True heart focus. Easter Bunnies and Santa Clause are just fairy Stories that Children grow out of the same as Cinderella and Robin Hood and for sure some Fairy Stories have good Teaching in them but wise Godly Parents also share the reality of Jesus Christ being the real reason for Christmas and Easter and yes that in Him is Eternal Life too but of course Atheists and Pagans don’t, they propagate evil deception such as Evolution and Pagan gods and the Occult .

        As for the relevance of any Scripture, God tells us it is all inspired by Him and just like the Old Testament, The New Testament has Prophesy and Creation Facts etc that only God could have known when they were recorded. But we cannot understand God’s Truth in Scripture without His Wisdom through the empowering of the Holy Spirit as Jesus our only Teacher leads us into all Truth, these we ask for and believe we have received.

        2 Timothy 3: 17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for Doctrine, for reproof, for correction,for instruction in Righteousness.That the Man of God may be Perfect and thoroughly equiped to do all His good works.

        Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the Principal thing; therefore get Wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

        1 Corinthians 2:9-16 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that Love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth but which the Holy Ghost teacheth, comparing spiritual things with Spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are Spiritually discerned. But he that is Spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the Mind of the Lord, that he may instruct Him? but we have the Mind of Christ.

        1John 2:26-28 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is Truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him.

        Colossians 2 :2 -3 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in Love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of Wisdom and knowledge.

        1John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come and hath given us an understanding that we may know Him that is True and we are in Him that is True even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the True God and Eternal Life.

        Matthew 10:26-28 Fear them not therefore; for there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed and hid that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness that speak ye in Light: and what ye hear in the ear that preach ye upon the housetops (KJV)

        Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and Teach you in the way you shall go, I will guide you with Mine eye.

        As Christians we know there is no difference Spiritually when we are in Christ Jesus regardless of our Nationality or Gender although our roles are different as they are in Marriage and this is the same with The Godhead, although They are One in Spirit, The Heavenly Father is in Total Authority.

        1 Corinthians 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him that put all things under Him, that God may be All in All.

        Galatians 3:28-29 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s then are ye Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the Promise.

        1 Corinthians 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is One Spirit.(KJV)

        We are not to agree to disagree disturbeddeputy as Scripture confirms, we are to be of one Mind and if we have the Mind of Christ we will be.

        1 Corinthians 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him? but we have the Mind of Christ.

        1Corinthians 1: 10 -11 Now I beseech you brethren by the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ that ye all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same Mind and in the same judgment.

        Philippians 3:14-16 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be Perfect be thus Minded and if in any thing ye be otherwise Minded God shall reveal even this unto you. Nevertheless where to we have already attained let us walk by the same rule let us Mind the same thing.

        2Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be Perfect, be of good comfort, be of one Mind, live in Peace and the God of Love and Peace shall be with you.

        Just to reassure you disturbeddeputy, I do not hate anyone and never have, only a fool allows bitterness and resentment which often leads to seeking revenge to pollute their Soul and when they do they than accuse others of being hateful etc it’s like their looking in a Mirror, they see their own reflection.

        Galatians 24 -26 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts if we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

        In Christ’s Name – Anne.

      • I have no desire to turn MY blog into a discussion forum. Particularly with those that just want to judge me. You are blocked from making further comments, troll.

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