What is truth? That was a question posed to us students taking a financial management course for a Global MBA degree. Our instructor has told us many times to focus on integrity and accuracy in the business world. He described different kinds of "truth" that we have heard before from our government, politicians, and other business people (can you say mortgage meltdown?).
This week, he told a clever devotional to the class and asked again, "What is truth?" There is personal truth: The Giants are a great baseball team (not everyone may think so). There is social truth or timely truth: Sunday is the Sabbath day for rest (at one point this was generally agreed upon by society). Without going into the philosophical argument for different types of truth, the last truth is ultimately the absolute truth: 1+1=2. Absolute truth is one where it is always true regardless of person, time, or interpretation.
He then read John 14:6: I am the way, the truth, and the life. Jesus said, "I am truth" and meant that He was the absolute truth; it is fact, certainty and reality.