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Author Topic:   How do you know truth?
judge
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Message 108 of 114 (29603)
01-19-2003 7:43 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by funkmasterfreaky
12-08-2002 6:56 PM


We know truth only by referring to an infallible authority.
As Gods knowledge is exhaustive He is an infallible authority.
Therefore we can know the truth "analogously", by "thinking Gods thoughts after Him".

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judge
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Message 110 of 114 (29733)
01-21-2003 3:43 AM
Reply to: Message 109 by nator
01-20-2003 9:32 AM


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Originally posted by judge:
We know truth only by referring to an infallible authority.
As Gods knowledge is exhaustive He is an infallible authority.
Therefore we can know the truth "analogously", by "thinking Gods thoughts after Him".
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How do you know you are "thinking God's thoughts"?
How do you know that the God you believe in is infallible?
judge:
Well...the short answer is that I deleiberately decide to accept certain first principles and then try to order my thoughts, I accept the first principles because I give allegiance to God.
So I suppose the first step is one hears about God, hears Gods call for allegiance and believes it and tries to give allegiance.
Having given allegiance, one accepts that God is who He says He is.
(I mean, in the OT, God has to come down to earth a couple of times to find out what is going on, and he is tempted several times. Add to that the fact that he screwed up making the world so bad that he had to kill and destroy every living and non-living thing and start over, it doesn't make one very confident that the God of the Bible is all-knowing and infallible in the least.)
Having confidence that God os all-knowing could not come from reading a book..LOL. I don't think confidence in any area of life comes from reading about it. I think we becoame confident through experience.
All the best
[This message has been edited by judge, 01-21-2003]

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judge
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Message 112 of 114 (29848)
01-22-2003 4:51 AM
Reply to: Message 111 by nator
01-21-2003 8:29 AM


quote:
Originally posted by schrafinator:
Well, in other words, you believe it, and that's about it.
So, am I to take it that you are not particularly attached to the Bible?

Yes to the first point. Hard to say on the second, different people have different ideas about what it is. hopefully I am improving my understanding of what it is.
Hopefully i have affection for the message.

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