I did it again, i stirred up some trouble to get some reaction. Recently I received a tweet from zack moody
saying “Worship must be based on truth. Not what we want God to be.” I responded to this by saying “what happens if the truth is what we want it to be and not what God wants it to be? How do we find truth?” I asked this question in passing, seeing what he would say. After some thought he decided to write a blog post about the question asked. Go and read what he has to say here

Much like zach, I have a hard time responding to this question as well. I struggle with this because often times I think a lot of our truth is defined by what we want it to be. I think this is one of the major struggles we bring into the text, trying not to bring our own filter or “eyes” into the text.
So I bring the question to you this week,“what happens if the truth is what we want it to be and not what God wants it to be? How do we find truth?”

Answers or responses please

*Kyle

By the way, I really do not like the smashing pumpkins, they just came up on pandora, thumbs down added.


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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville
  • http://tyhuze.blogspot.com Tyler

    “I think a lot of our truth is defined by what we want it to be”

    When I read this I immediately thought about your post on why you are a pacifist.

    love ya buddy :)

  • http://kylereed.wordpress.com/ kylereed

    “When I read this I immediately thought about your post on why you are a pacifist.”

    when I read this i think back to your comments about why you are not a pacifist.

  • Andy Unnerstall

    You’re getting into centuries of philosophical debate with this one. I think from that perspective that truth is only attainable in the immediate present. Memories and history are distorted and filtered through the lenses of bias and personal feelings. And the future is, well, the future, and how can there be truth in something that hasn’t yet happened?

    From a theological perspective, I think the only absolute truths are that man is sinful, and God created us, loves us, and saves us despite it. Do we need any truth outside of that? To me, if we are reading God’s word, communicating in prayer, and communing with other believers, and using these tools to attempt and pursue God’s will, we will find “truth.”

    And if we need further proof that most “truth” is relative, Paul tells us this: “I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.” If that’s not relativism, I don’t know what is.

  • Andy Unnerstall

    I’m not sure why we are worried about this anyway. I just heard a song that asks the really important philosophical question: Are we human, or are we dancers?