Above all, truth.

Probably the most pointed assertion I’ve tried to make in my life is that our individual obligation is to the truth above all.

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” ἡ ἀλήθεια = the truth

The commitment to truth applies to all aspects of life, especially science and faith. Neither can mean anything if there is no commitment to truth and integrity in the individual practitioner. I write in context of an article written by , posted at First Things and also at SpiritualFriendship. Mr. Belgau writes in context of postings by his colleague,  about celibacy. They are two of the contributors at the SpirtitualFriendship site. (They are the editors.)


Mr. Belgau makes very good points and quotes C.S. Lewis where he reminds us that our point must be that our faith is true. This is the truth. We walk out our faith for no other reason than we have found it to be the way. I find myself wanting to quote most of the article with a bit of commentary, but perhaps you will click the link and read it. Perhaps you will find more than I could ever hope to explain.

We must always follow our Lord. We must always walk out the command to love, but truth above all, especially above self and ambition.

In ancient Greek culture, 225 (alḗtheia) was synonymous for “reality” as the opposite of illusion.

Bible Hub finds nine versus with the words way, truth, life.

http://biblez.com/search.php?q=way+truth+life Here are the ones I think pertanent.


Particularly relevant but counterpoint: http://biblehub.com/john/8-44.htm

Doesn’t apply to the criteria, but still applies to the context I’ve written, http://biblehub.com/1_timothy/6-5.htm