Truth-Received

Quotes for Topic: Truth-received

1.
The Holy Scriptures given by inspiration of God are of themselves sufficient to the discovery of the truth.

The Holy Scriptures given by inspiration of God are of themselves sufficient to the discovery of the truth.


Author: Athanasius
Topics: Truth-Received
2.
Where I found truth, there found I my God, who is the truth itself.

Where I found truth, there found I my God, who is the truth itself.


3.
True happiness is to rejoice in the truth, for to rejoice in the truth is to rejoice in You, O God, who are the truth… Those who think that there is another kind of happiness look for joy elsewhere, but theirs is not true joy.

True happiness is to rejoice in the truth, for to rejoice in the truth is to rejoice in You, O God, who are the truth… Those who think that there is another kind of happiness look for joy elsewhere, but theirs is not true joy.

Reference:  Confessions.


Author: Augustine
4.
Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.

Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.


Author: Blaise Pascal
Topics: Truth-Received
5.
Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth.

Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth.


Author: Blaise Pascal
Topics: Truth-Received
6.
The truth should comfort the hurting but also unsettle the comfortable.

The truth should comfort the hurting but also unsettle the comfortable.

Reference:  Practical Wisdom for Pastors, Crossway Books, 2001, p. 130. Used by Permission.


Author: Curtis Thomas
Topics: Truth-Received
7.
If we recognize the Spirit of God as the unique fountain of truth, we shall never despise the truth wherever it may appear, unless we wish to do dishonor to the Spirit of God.

If we recognize the Spirit of God as the unique fountain of truth, we shall never despise the truth wherever it may appear, unless we wish to do dishonor to the Spirit of God.


Author: John Calvin
Topics: Truth-Received
8.
The notion that spiritual warfare involves direct confrontation with demons is foreign to Scripture. Christians who verbally confront demons waste energy and demonstrate ignorance of the real war. We are not called to convert demons, but sinners. The battle is rather with the false ideologies men and demons propagate so that the world believes them. Doomed souls are inside their fortresses of ideas, which become their prisons and eventually their tombs – unless they are delivered from them by belief in the truth.

The notion that spiritual warfare involves direct confrontation with demons is foreign to Scripture. Christians who verbally confront demons waste energy and demonstrate ignorance of the real war. We are not called to convert demons, but sinners. The battle is rather with the false ideologies men and demons propagate so that the world believes them. Doomed souls are inside their fortresses of ideas, which become their prisons and eventually their tombs – unless they are delivered from them by belief in the truth.

Reference:  2 Corinthians, Moody, 2003, p. 329.


9.
The best evidence of our having the truth is our walking in the truth.

The best evidence of our having the truth is our walking in the truth.


Author: Matthew Henry
Topics: Truth-Received
10.
A satisfactory religion must satisfy. But satisfy what and why? The Greek mysteries satisfied the emotions; brute force can satisfy the will; but Christianity satisfies the intellect because it is true, and truth is the only everlasting satisfaction (Gordon Haddon Clark).

A satisfactory religion must satisfy. But satisfy what and why? The Greek mysteries satisfied the emotions; brute force can satisfy the will; but Christianity satisfies the intellect because it is true, and truth is the only everlasting satisfaction (Gordon Haddon Clark).


11.
Christianity is not a series of truths in the plural, but rather truth spelled with a capital ‘T.’ Truth about total reality, not just bout religious things. Biblical Christianity is Truth concerning total reality – and the intellectual holding of that total Truth and then living in the light of that Truth.

Christianity is not a series of truths in the plural, but rather truth spelled with a capital ‘T.’ Truth about total reality, not just about religious things. Biblical Christianity is Truth concerning total reality – and the intellectual holding of that total Truth and then living in the light of that Truth (Nancy Pearcey).  

Reference:  Total Truth: Liberating Christianity form Its Cultural Captivity, Crossway, 2005, p. 15.


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I perceived how that it was impossible to establish the lay people in any truth except the Scripture were plainly laid before their eyes in their mother tongue.

I perceived how that it was impossible to establish the lay people in any truth except the Scripture were plainly laid before their eyes in their mother tongue.