"Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away."— Matt. 24:35
John 17:17. Thy word is truth.
Isaiah 25:1. O Lord, thou art my God, I will exalt thee... thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
Psalm 119:142. Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy Law is the truth.
Joshua 23:16. Not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the Lord our God spoke concerning you, all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.
He cannot lie. Titus 1:2
Deuteronomy 32:4. He is the Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are judgment; a God of truth, and without iniquity, just and right is he.
Hebrews 10:23. For he is faithful that promised.
Ps 117:2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.
Ps 100:5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
Veracity of God (Berkhof), Metaphysical, "In Him the idea of the Godhead is perfectly realised" Berkhof p.69, Ps 96:5 For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens., Is 44:6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God., Ethically, "God... reveals Himself as He really is, so that His revelation is absolutely reliable", Ezekiel 12:27-28. The word which I have spoken, shall be done, saith the Lord., Logically, "God is the truth in a logical sense, and in virtue of this, He knows things as they really are, and has so constituted the mind of man that the latter can know, not merely the appearance, but also the reality of things. Thus the truth of God is the foundation of all knowledge.
The Amen God, Vines NT words, Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;, Is 65:16 That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes., Is 49:7 Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee., 2 Cor 1:18-20 18 But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay. 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea. 20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us., Rev 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;, Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
Truth, the highest and surest truth, is that God is true, and that Jesus Christ is His Truth. "I am the Way, the TRUTH, and the Life "Truth is grace clad with a promise and put forth in exercise" (Bengel).
PI, why do people accept that there is 'truth', but not about questions of existence.
Antithesis John 8:44. Ye are of your father the Devil, and the lust of your father ye will do: he was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him; when he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it.
I believe in complexity - I am not a sheer positivist
Sermon this morning (24June2012-1Thes4:3-8) - deception and covering tracks
Our 'fidelity' to and with God, his person and works, His Son. Is there a family resemblance?, 2Cor3:1 Living Epistles
"...He is ever mindful of His covenant and fulfils all the promises which He has made to His people"
ground of confidence, hope, rejoicing
1He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 3Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. 5Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; 6Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. 7A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. 8Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. 9Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; 10There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. 11For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. 12They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. 13Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. 14Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. 15He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. 16With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.