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The truth test
Jason Nelson
by Jason Nelson
January 20, 2020

I’d like you to take this little test about truth. The answers are below, but don’t peek now.

  1. T or F Truth is truth no matter who says it.
  2. T or F All truth is from God.
  3. T or F If something rings like truth, it has a biblical foundation.

Early in my educational experiences, I saw that most ideas I found appealing also reflected the Bible’s teaching no matter who said them. I encourage you to get to know your Bible well enough so that you can apply this truth test to everything you hear. Our ability to do that makes us modern-day Bereans. “The people of Berea were more open-minded than the people of Thessalonica. They were very willing to receive God’s message, and every day they carefully examined the Scriptures to see if what Paul said was true” (Acts 17:11 GW).

We tend to prefer our truth from people we like or people like us. But that is a narrow range and filters out a lot of other truth tellers. Truth seekers are generally curious, listen to many ideas, and apply the truth test to everything they hear. And voila! God shows us there is more truth available than we thought. Recognizing it makes us able to “run in the path of [his] commands, for [he] has broadened [our] understanding” (Psalm 119:32).

Now it is up to you to decide whether what I wrote here passes the truth test or not.

 Answers: 1-T, 2-T, 3-T

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