The Five Levels of Truth-Telling: First, you tell the truth to yourself about yourself. Then you tell the truth to yourself about another. At the third level, you tell the truth about yourself to another. Then you tell your truth about another to that other. And finally, you tell the truth to everyone about everything. ~ Neale Donald Walsch Conversations with God (Book 2)
Is truth objective? Is it absolute? Or is it relative?
Friderick Nietzsche said that the truth never existed. You have your way. I’ll have mine. This was his sentiment.
Why is truth so important?
Jesus said: “And The Truth Shall Make You Free…”What was he talking about? We know from scripture that God hates lies. God and truth are one. To know him means that you also embrace truth; the very character of his nature. Lying reflects Satan’s character.
No, we are not all Christians, yet, what concerns me is the lack of integrity in this nation and in the world. It simply has become the norm to lie and use dishonesty to get one’s way.
Our economy is a good example of this very behavior. Lives were destroyed because people did not tell the truth about our financial behavior. Bernie Madoff ruined people after ripping off perhaps billions of dollars from investors, who had trusted him with their money.
In the media, it is all to convenient to give misinformation and casually misguide the viewing audience–the emphasis being; most people watching television aren’t bright anyway–who cares if you’re not being 100% honest about issues that can impact our lives.
As relates to history, it’s well known that history was “created” from the Victors of battles. Major details got lost and pertinent information was simply either forgotten or deliberately hidden. Why?
Telling the truth in our daily lives frees us. Do people realize the stress they take on when they tell lies? When we tell ourselves the truth as well as to the people we love; our lives become more fulfilled. We actually are more open and engaging with people and one begins to make better decisions. Hiding the truth only increases fear–and I DO NOT LIVE IN FEAR!
The truth is very powerful. It can shake up minds or nations. We must begin to embrace it once again in order to regain our integrity in the world and also to rebuild what has been contaminated by lies.
The Bible says, He that walks in truth; walks securely. ~Proverbs 10:9
The commentary I provide on my blog are just my opinions. Some may love them or hate them, but whatever the issue, I fully promise you, I WILL ALWAYS TELL YOU THE TRUTH.