To a mind that does not question, words have basically one or two meanings, but for the seeker of Truth, he delves deeper into the words, which then opens his mind. So…lets delve deeper.
In order for someone to know the ‘truth‘, they would have to know what the word means. Not what they think it means, but what it or any word means.
And since there are many meanings for the same word, why not find the meanings that work for you. By using your dictionary you will be able to choose your own meanings and see if you are able to prove the ‘truth’ so, you could be set free.
Not to many people will devote time to seeking answers due to the fact they just don’t think about it. And why waste your time when others have given you their chosen meanings. And you must admit, most of the Bible sayings do not always make sense. I find the Bible passages make a lot of sense when I choose meanings that do seem to make the passages clearer…To me.
If you want to know the ‘truth,’ you will need to know truth means, ‘what actually occurred’. This will now lead you to think, okay, what did ‘actually occur?’ Then you may want to know ‘where’ IT occurred and ‘when’ IT occurred. Wouldn’t you?
Next you would want to understand the word ’free,’ since that is what you want to know the truth for. Free is, ‘not subject to external restraint.’ Restraint is, ‘being physically constrained’. That would assume that understanding the ‘truth’ you will be freed from the physical external world. A place where you spend a lifetime struggling to stay alive, so only to die in a few short years.
It is believed that Jesus, the man who said, ‘you shall know the truth and that truth will set you free’ proved it. He must have known that the word ‘truth’ also meant ‘a fact that has been verified.’
Verified is to ‘prove something.’ Is that what Jesus did? Did he verify the truth of what he preached? It seems that in finding the ‘truth’ it does set YOU ‘free.’
Until YOU can verify the ‘truth,’ personally, you have no ‘truth.’ The truth you have is a passed down truth and not ‘verified,’ by you.
“I agree with you that it is important to examine our presuppositions, (expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence) thoroughly and once for all, in order to establish something solid. For I hold that it is only when we can prove all that we bring forward that we perfectly understand the thing under consideration. I know that the common herd takes little pleasure in these researches, but I know also that the common herd take little pains thoroughly to understand things.” (Leibniz, 1670)
“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense”. Buddha
Is the ‘truth’ you know….setting you free?
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