Critical Questions: Truth “How Do We Determine Truth?”

Because God is truth, we can know truth and form coherent beliefs and values that correspond with reality. In part 6 of Biblical Worldview Matters, Pastor Dan Cox reads from John 18:33-38, John 14:1-6, John 8:21-36, 1 Corinthians 1:17-25, and 2 Corinthians 5:17-21.

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Study Notes

What is a “Worldview”?

A worldview is the framework of our most basic beliefs that shapes our understanding of the world and is the basis for our values, priorities, attitudes and actions.

The Biblical worldview conforms to Biblical teaching, which in turn, conforms to REALITY.
Four Critical Concerns…
Four Critical Questions…

Truth: 3 Basic Theories

  1. Correspondence Theory
  2. Coherence Theory
  3. Pragmatic Test

Truth is that which corresponds with reality and is independent of any person’s opinions, beliefs or desires.

Contemporary Challenges to Truth

  1. Objective Truth vs. Subjective Truth
  2. Absolute Truth vs. Relative Truth
  3. Logical Positivism
  4. Postmodernism

Critical Questions: Truth

  • Truth is a Person
  • Alignment with Truth (faith) brings life and blessing
  • Some Truth is offensive
  • Followers of Jesus are called to be ambassadors of Truth

Applying the Text

  • Are you progressively aligning your life with truth?