To the Editor:
What is truth? The Merriam Webster dictionary defines it as “the real facts about something.” Who decides what is true and what is false? The validity of truth claims depends on who is making them. A Christian’s truth is that all life is created by God, that God is sovereign and that the bible is our guide. We should all be able to affirm what we believe in and live in the dignity of that truth.
Under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights as Americans we are guaranteed our civil liberties and human rights. These freedoms are God-given and no government, person or entity should ever have the right to take these away from us. The cost of liberty is eternal vigilance – first of all over our own hearts. This is the cost of truth. We should never accept falsehoods and propaganda without protest. We all have a choice by not following, affirming or distributing anything that distorts the truth.
Lies can corrupt one’s ability to think clearly about reality. Therefore, it is important to stand up for truth and justice for no other reason than it is the right thing to do. There is an old Russian proverb which says, “One word of truth outweighs the whole world”. We should always remember you can change the world and make it better by speaking the truth.
Many people are seeking truth and we all want and need hope. Hope also comes from God. Christ says he is the way, the truth and the life. To believe in Him is to live in the light of truth and the hope that our tomorrows can be better than today.
We must always hold fast to the truth that no matter how difficult life may become, the darkness of this world will be defeated by the risen Christ who can in the meantime equip mankind with the strength to carry on to the ends of our lives. This is the glorious truth and ultimate hope for us all.