The Life & Ministry of William Irvine
Revised April 17, 2012
For the Love of Truth...
What is Truth?
For as long as I can remember, I have appreciated and loved truth and justice. Truth is the foundation of all knowledge. The truths we believe in are the pillars of our world. If our lives aren't aligned with truth, then we're living fiction. Most of us with a history in the 2x2 movement were at one time genuinely and fully convinced that the group began when Jesus sent out his twelve disciples. As fallible human beings, we have an amazing capacity for swallowing deception. One of the most fundemental principles in resisting deception is the understanding that as humans we are ALL succeptable Another fundemental principle is complete honesty at interpreting the events that unfold arround us.
In my quest for the truth about "the truth," I studied the nature and attributes of truth. This resulted in my developing an even deeper love and appreciation for truth. From my studies, I compiled the following characteristics about truth. May you make truth a high priority in your life and may your love for truth grow.
truth (a noun): Truth is truly a treasure and its value is priceless.
the quality or state of being true
2. that which is true; statement, etc. that accords with fact or reality
3. an established or verified fact, principle, etc.
4. a particular belief or teaching regarded by the speaker as true
Truth is Supreme:
Cannot be improved upon.
It is sound, flawless, excellent, pure,
Strong in its own strength.
Truth is Absolutely Perfect.
Truth Invites Scrutiny:
stands on its own merits,
Doesn't shrink from inquiry,
Doesn't fear test or trials,
For it contains nothing false...
The Truth has nothing to hide.
Truth Is Not Affected By:
Criticism or Condemnation,
Questions or Doubt,
Feelings or Wishful Thinking,
Approval or Disapproval,
Appreciation or Recognition,
Acceptance, Rejection or Denial.
Truth Cannot Be Altered or Eliminated:
by time or chance,
Nor with words or money.
Truth cannot be harmed or killed,
Nor eradicated or annihilated.
For Truth is indestructible,
Will never perish, cannot die,
Truth endures forever.
cannot be erased or modified,
Is established, constant, fixed,
Remains the same and ever will remain...
For Truth is incorruptible.
His Truth endures to ALL generations... [Ps. 100:5]
Truth Is Not Influenced or Offended By:
process of discovery,
Nor by the personality, motives
Or emotions of the source
Expressing or exposing it.
delve into it and prove it.
Question, doubt, test and check;
Investigate, explore, probe and examine,
Research, challenge, verify and confirm,
Analyze, evaluate and judge.
The Truth will come forth as gold.
Truth Is Feared:
go to great lengths...
To conceal, disguise or obscure the Truth.
To squelch, cover up, obstruct or hinder it.
Some attempt to restore or revive it.
Others to remodel, replace or redesign it,
Using deception, dishonesty and omission;
Substituting half-Truths, fabrications,
Fables. Who are they fooling?
Those who change Truth into a lie
Have nothing to fear...
But Time and Truth,
For "the Truth will Out."
Truth Is Truth, Regardless Of:
perceives it, or fails to recognize it;
Who understands it or misunderstands it;
Who agrees or disagrees with it;
Who believes or disbelieves it;
Who accepts, objects or rejects it;
Who is convinced or unconvinced of it;
accuses or excuses it;
Who proves it or seeks to disprove it;
Who opposes, challenges, questions or doubts it;
Who misinterprets, misconstrues, perverts or distorts it.
it is spoken, written or acted out;
Whether it is withheld, omitted, falsified;
Whether it is expressed, suppressed, or unexpressed;
Whether it is disputed, contested or tried;
Whether it is covered up or uncovered;
Whether it is revealed or concealed.
For Truth is Truth...independently of man.
"For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth." [2 Cor. 13:8]
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: No man cometh unto the Father, but by me." [John 14:6]
There are just two kinds of people:
One to whom Belief...is more precious than Truth,
And the other to whom Truth...is more precious than Belief.
What kind are you?
This book is a work-in-progress.
The Forward and Chapters 30 to End are Under Construction.
Frequent edits made and additional information interspersed in subject matter.
Plans are to publish this book at a later date.
The book title has not been definitely selected.
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