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Light and Darkness

Monday, February 11th, 2008

yin-yang.jpg For the Christian one of the most dramatic symbols or images of truth is light. To my knowledge darkness has never been used as a symbol for truth. At best some have tried to see darkness as equal to light. This is illustrated by the Chinese concept of the yen and yang. According to that idea darkness and light are two mutually complementary entities that need and will continue to need each other to exist eternally. Apply that to truth and and error and it’s like saying that truth and lies will always coexist and in fact need each other to exist.

One reason I can’t accept that philosophical idea is because that isn’t how light and darkness really are in the natural world. In nature light always has the predominance. In fact darkness is nothing but the absence of light. Darkness doesn’t come from anywhere to dispel light. There is no such thing as a dark bulb. There are no beams of darkness coming from some “dark” source “shining” into the light. You might block light waves with a solid object but the darkness is still only caused by a diminishing of or the absence of light.

Secondly darkness is not equally powerful in it’s balance of push against light but is helplessly subject to light’s invasion. You could put it this way, light is not the least bit intimidated by darkness but is complete master of it whenever it sees fit.

Like light, for the Christian, truth is not dependent on lies for it’s existence. Truth is truth and error will just have to get used to it. Just like the dark will have to get used to it when the light decides to shine. Jesus said “But he who does the truth comes to the light.” (John 3:21)

Truth is Truth

Monday, June 4th, 2007

A very important proposition that we must embrace before we can move forward to the truth about anything is that “truth is truth”. According to Webster truth is, “the body of real things events and facts”, or the property of a statement “being in accord with fact or reality.” Truth even embraces “spiritual reality” according to Webster. Truth therefore is that which is real or actual in all aspects of life.

I’ve heard people say something like, “Well what’s truth to you is truth to you and what’s truth to me is truth to me.” For me to embrace that statement would feel like a cop-out. It is true that we all may have different perceptions of what we call “truth” but that doesn’t change what truth “actually” or “really” is. Truth stands by itself with or without my approval. I may have opinions but if my opinions are not in accord with what “really” or “actually” is, then our opinions are not truth.

When you look at the world today you see conflicting masses of people holding desperately to what they think is truth. People are going in all different directions, pushing and shoving each other to press their version of “truth” to the top. I wonder how many truly open minded people there are searching honestly and diligently for what the truth really is?

Our goal here at Glorious Truth is to search for what is “actually” or “really” truth. This requires an open mind. It requires that we not be stuck on what we have always believed but to really be openly searching to see if what we believe is actually true. Once we have discovered the truth as it actually is then we can, without risk, embrace it and incorporate it into our lives