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Looking for Truth - The Eastern View

 

LOOKING AT TRUTH - The Eastern View

Come, Holy Spirit - reveal your truth to our hearts this day.

The Word became flesh and lived for a while among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only son who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

 

Jesus answered, You are right in saying I am a king. If cat for this reason I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.

What is truth? Pilate asked.

1. Why look at Truth?

  • There is confusion among Christians today. What is truth?
  • As a result, a massive upheaval is happening within Christianity
  • To aid us in our dialogue with non-Christians.

 

2. Looking at Truth through an Eastern lens.

  • A Jewish Snapshot - 15th Century Europe; Columbus, Grenada, and the ultimatum to Spanish Jews. Teresa of Avila, de Costa
  • Isaac Newton, rationalism, and trans-rationalism.
  • E. Stanley Jones, India & Hinduism. Ravi Zacharias.

 

3. The Truth about Truth.

  • Truth involves Reason.
  • Truth involves Mystery.
  • Truth involves Community.

Where the cry of the last 500 years was "Sola scriptura; scriptura sola!" perhaps the cry of the next 500 years will be, "Sola Jesus; Jesus sola!"

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