Do you believe that if you say something long enough or loud enough that it will become truth? Or is truth really defined as things as they are, as they were, and as they are to come?
Truth should be black and white. Like in a computer something is either on or off. It cannot be both. It is either true or false. If I ask a bit if it is on and it is on it will return true. It doesn’t find some way to lie to me.
How can you find the truth of things? How can you ask a liar to tell you the truth? Ha! You cannot! You won’t know if he is lying or telling the truth. You may not even know if he is a liar at all.
This women is attempting to tell the truth at the very cost of her life:
I don’t know how long that will be up, but that woman Scarlett Yan is from China and is bolding speaking out that the Chinese Communist Party has lied to the world about the origin of the Covid-19 virus and that it was not from a bat or any other animal but that it was sent out into the world as a biological weapon to destroy economies and kill people.
So, is she telling the truth? Or do you believe Communist China’s version of the origin?
Look I cannot convince you if it came from a bat or if China purposefully released it into the world and lied about that and other details or if there is another version of the story. All I am saying is that in reality if we could really see the real facts like from some hidden camera then we could know the truth as long as someone didn’t manipulate the camera. But the bottom line is that there is only one truth about anything.
We can only believe things though based on evidence that we can see or hear and our own biases usually get in the way as well, so people know this and can attempt to manipulate the truth into what they believe we can accept.
That is very, very scary.
For most things maybe it doesn’t matter too much. But for a country that could have an agenda to kill you and does not care about what happens to you and would like to own you and control you, then the truth mattering is paramount to your very survival.
What if you were fearful that variations of the virus continued to come out as if somehow by nature the virus was evolving itself to more deadly versions and more vaccines would have to be taken to combat the virus?
Or, what if, instead of the virus mutating by itself that there was literally a timeline by an evil nation controlling scientists to release variations of the virus, such as this image suggests:
That seems made up, doesn’t it. Like why on earth would they just keep trying to get us sick with different variants of this virus. Well, the problem with truth is that you can lie at both extremes and so someone may have just made this up to lie to us so we now don’t know what to believe.
Do you believe that Joe Biden was honestly voted in as President of the United States, or was the election a fraud and the system corrupted in such a way that votes were switched? You probably believe one way or another. But just because you believe it to be one way, does that make it true? Wouldn’t you want to know the real truth about whether there was really voter fraud, enough fraud that would change an election? How did some of those states where Trump was really ahead all of a sudden in the middle of the night switch over to Biden winning? I don’t have evidence one way or another to convince you. I am not a judge or a jury. But there is a truth. Either some group tried and succeeded in frauding the system or they didn’t and Joe Biden actually got the votes even though it seemed like no one showed up to his rallies.
I just want the truth. I don’t want to be lied to.
There is one truth that I believe that I cannot prove but I have felt in such a real and astonishing way so many, many times that I cannot deny that it comes from a source outside of myself. That truth I have come to know is that God is real.
I believe that God has three members referred to by some as the Trinity or the Godhead: God the Father; Jesus Christ, the son; and the Holy Ghost. I believe this scripture to be true and the best way to find the truth of all things: “And by the power of the Holy Ghost, ye may know the truth of all things” (Moroni 10:5)
The bottom line is that if we want to know the truth of anything, we must pray to God and He will answer us by the power of the Holy Ghost who is the member of the Godhead that reveals all truth.
In fact, He is also described as a teacher, than when we receive Him he will teach us everything that we need to do to follow and serve God (see 2 Nephi 32:5) and frankly anything else that is important. It doesn’t seem to suggest there is a limit to what He can show us about what we should do.
Sounds like God wants us to know truth and He is providing a way for us to find the truth. Do you think He tells one person something and a different person something else? Or do you think that maybe one person can tell it is the Holy Ghost who gave them the answer, but the other person may have been lying or maybe they were lied to by Satan or some other unholy being trying to throw everything off just to create confusion any and everywhere.
How do you know if it is the Holy Ghost or something else that is talking to you in your heart? Hmm. You’ll have to figure that out on your own. Trial and error and living according to God’s commandments will start heading you down the right path. I have felt the power of the Holy Ghost in such a way that I thought I would burst into flames. Nephi gives us a taste of this in his writing: “He hath filled me with his alove, even unto the bconsuming of my flesh.” (2 Nephi 4:21) That is what it felt like to me and I have felt it again and again. It was not a one time experience. It felt joyous and heavenly like what Paul talks about are the fruits of the spirit in Galatians 5:22: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,” I think if you get some answer and you feel uneasy, and irritable then it is probably not of God.
I begin where I started: Truth is things as they really are, as they were and as they will be. Do you think when you die you get to pick what happens, or is what is really there what will really happen to you. It is like saying when you drop a coin in the water you get to choose if it floats up in the sky or if it bounces off the water or if it transforms into a million dollars. No! There is cause and effect to everything, that is the truth. I am not telling you what happens when you die, I am telling you that you don’t get to choose what happens any more that you getting to choose to stay alive forever. No! We are all going to die and there is no amount of effort on your part that will keep you alive forever.
God sees all things and He therefore knows the truth of all things because He can see everything that happens. No one can hide anything from Him. There is no escape from His all seeing eye. And He will come to us all with our truth of what we made of our lives and what we did or did not believe and how we acted upon that knowledge. So, if you don’t feel good or right about something; anything, then pray to know if it is of God or not.
In the book of Revelations John warns of someday there being a mark of a beast and that people will have to choose whether to accept this mark. If you accept it you will be able to continue to buy and sell, but from God’s viewpoint, if you accept that mark you will be thrown with the beast into a lake of fire burning with brimstone (Revelation 19:20). So there will come a point when you will have to decide to walk the way of the world so you can have food, or to walk the way of God. Is buying stuff so important if you know that you will be thrown into a lake of fire burning with brimstone? Some people even think that the vaccine of Covid-19 is this mark since many are being told they cannot do things like get on a plane, etc. without the mark. Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. Best to pray and find out whether you should take it; and don’t just take it because someone told you to. Maybe at best the vaccine is a forerunner of the mark because someone is encouraging you to take something and threatening you with a recourse if you do not take it, so it seems similar to the details around the mark. All I know is that I have prayed about it and I don’t feel right about the vaccine for me. I don’t think it is necessary, but I also don’t feel like it is good for me. I won’t go as far to say that God has told me it is the mark of the beast, but maybe my health is such that it will not do me any good, so why take it? So I will not take it unless I pray and feel otherwise. Shouldn’t that be advice to anyway to say to them “Let God tell you what to do and follow His counsel.” That is the advice I give you about anything in your life.
May God bless you and guide you in all you do. The truth is He created you, He loves you, He knows you better than anyone, and He wants to help you. So pray to Him for everything.