If Truth exists it is wholly true and irrefutable. If it does not exist, its nonexistence is not true, therefore truth exists, and must exist to say it does not.
I struggled for many years to independently find proof of truth. As stated in My Story, I have sought truth my entire life.
I will never forget the moment I first heard that some people believe that at best truth is relative, and at worst, truth is non-existent – my heart sank. I initially thought, “How could someone truly believe that?” So, for years I tried to argue that “this” or “that” is true and “this” or “that” is untrue, hoping that somehow, someone would see the reasoning in my examples and put two and two together, but eventually I accepted the inarguable; “Truth is not widely accepted.”
I instantly became angry. I suppose one could say I faithfully followed all 7 stages of grief. I felt helpless, asking myself over and over, “How can I prove that truth is not only absolutely true but also irrefutable?” Of course, not being versed in formal philosophy, I was unaware that proving God’s existence and proving the existence of absolute truth has held a captive audience since before the time of Jesus. Even Pontius Pilot, the Roman governor who ultimately decreed Jesus’ crucifixion in approximately 33 AD, rhetorically asked Jesus in John 18:38, “What is truth?”
I immediately made it my mission to see truth wherever it manifested: logic, reason, scripture, fact, philosophical discourse, everyday statements, work methods, religious doctrine, mathematics, physical construct, astrology, personality, etc. I told myself, “If truth is absolute, I will eventually find its unbreakable signature.”
To my shock, even “Christians” deny everyday truth. For instance, I could ask, “The object that lies in front of us, is it a table or a door?” Someone will inevitably answer: “It is a table if I perceive it as a table, a door if I perceive it as a door.” So, even Christians sometimes believe truth is relative and not absolute. By convincing ourselves that truth is relative to our perceptions, we let ourselves believe we are the makers of truth, not the other way around.
I made my first breakthrough with the following definition of truth: “Truth is the source of all non-contradiction, the wellspring of life.” This showed me that truth contains no contradiction because Life contains no contradiction; the reason being, contradiction leads to death because no two things can occupy the same “space” at the same time, even ideologically. I made my second breakthrough in discovering the law of perception: “The ability to perceive is non-existent if something cannot ‘be what it is’ separate from perceiving it.” This proved to me that something ‘is what it is’ whether I perceive it as such or not, hence it removed human intervention from the equation.
To accept this fact, and this is the scary part, we must admit that truth “is what it is” and we have no say in the matter, but naturally we reject this, because to do otherwise means we lose our perceived control over truth. Ah, but just the point we need to reach in order to receive truth. Truth reigns supreme over all things, why… because Truth created everything – literally everything – and continually sustains the existence of everything. Truth is, and all it is not within (including us), isn’t, and soon will have never been. Isaiah 65:17 [NASB] says, “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be remembered or come to mind.” Whether you believe in truth or not, whether you believe it is relative or absolute, ‘it is what it is’ separate from our ability to perceive it as truth, and it will do what it will do separate from our approval.
This awesome reality makes you, you, and me, me, a table, a table, and black, black. It gives us 1 + 1 = 2, the universal equation of pi (π) – the constant ratio of any circle’s circumference to its diameter (3.14, or 1/7) – and also the constant ratio of physical time and space (Einstein’s equation, E = mc2: Energy = Mass X ‘the Speed of Light’ (approximately 186,282 miles per second) squared).
Quite simply, truth provides us with irrefutable constant certainty, including the ability to know the experiential difference between the façade of kind action and the truth contained within selfless love.
Contrary to popular opinion, we are not in control over truth; truth reigns supreme over us. If you were God and at some point created something, your existence would not depend on whether or not your ‘intelligent created being’ believed that you in fact created it. You created it, period; that is a fact independent unto itself.
So, ultimately, does it really matter if we believe in absolute truth? If truth exists, regardless of whether we know it exists or not, what does that mean for us in everyday life? It means everything. If I walk in front of a moving school bus – weighing in at an average of 14,000 lbs – my life, at that moment, does not depend on whether I believe or disbelieve the impact will kill me dead. If I don’t move out of the way the bus simply kills me. Likewise if truth exists, if truth created everything and is therefore absolute, then my belief, or disbelief, does not determine whether truth possesses sole power over my immortal/mortal existence, my eternal life or death. It simply possesses that power: It is what it is, a fact independent unto itself.
My final breakthrough was the discovery that truth’s existence is arguable only in favor of itself. I found that truth is self-proving and is therefore irrefutable: “If Truth exists, it is wholly true and irrefutable. If it does not exist, its nonexistence is not true, therefore truth exists, and must exist to say it does not.”
So, in the end, truth is not an intellectual proof, albeit it exists as intellectually provable. Its existence is not dependant upon our belief, or disbelief, that it does or does not exist. Truth does not pause to ask your approval before continuing to exist. Truth is what it is, and through your own free will you have two choices from which to choose; accept it or reject it. And consequently, before leaving this world, your ultimate answer will determine whether truth makes you whole or destroys you forever.
I have at last found my proof of truth – it is within my heart, within my mind, within my soul; it is my life, my very breath of existence. Truth lives absolute and I accept it as is. Truth is forever, for even time itself exists as truth wills it.
I pledge my life to Truth! At long last, will you?