Thinking 12:2 Style* with the First Principles: The First Principle of Truth


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truthby Rob Lundberg

What follows from the first principle of logic is its product known as truth. Of course if you have logical principles or laws of logic, then truth must follow. Truth is that what is or that which corresponds to reality. But when addressing the First Principles, what is this First Principle of Truth?  That is what this post is going to summarize.

WHAT IS THE FIRST PRINCIPLE OF TRUTH?

The first principle of truth is a knowable, transcendent and unchanging reality (fixed point or referent). In this respect, it can be demonstrated that the truth about reality can be known or discovered.

Biblical References

There are only two sides with respect to statements about reality, the side of error and the side of truth.

John 18:37 – “For this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”

By definition, truth is a statement or idea that corresponds to reality (God). The Spirit of God is the fixed point of reality (1 John 5:6 “The Spirit is the truth) and God’s Word is truth because it matches reality (In John 17:17 Jesus said, “your word is truth.”).

Jesus is the truth because he perfectly corresponds to God  In John 14:6 Jesus said, “I am the truth.” 


In
Hebrews 1:3 we read, “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being.”

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* The concept of “Thinking 12:2 comes from the statement in Romans 12:2 which says, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

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Rob is a blogger, writer, pastor/teacher, and public speaker on a mission to equip the believer to think and articulate what they believe and to communicate it to a confused culture in a “brave new world.”

Author: roblundberg

I am a blogger, writer, equipper, and public speaker on a mission to equip the believer to think and articulate what they believe and then take it and communicate it to a confused culture in a "brave new world." My mission involves evangelism undergirded by apologetics, and training; and equipping you to walk in the spiritual disciplines. I currently serve as the local Chapter Director and Community Apologist for Ratio Christi in Fredericksburg, VA.

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