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2 Thessalonians 2:8-10
“…and with all the deception
of wickedness for those who
perish, because they did not
receive the love of the truth so
as to be saved.”
Why is Truth Important?
1. Truth has consequences
Hosea 4:6
“My people are
destroyed for lack of
knowledge.”
Why is Truth Important?
1. Truth has consequences
2. Truth is a compass for life
John 8:32
“You shall know the
truth, and the truth
shall set you free.”
Why is Truth Important?
1. Truth has consequences
2. Truth is a compass for life
3. Believing is not enough
Correspondence Theory of Truth
A statement is true if
it matches up with
reality
Superman
Batman
Spider-Man
Subjective Truth
Subjective truths are
personal, private, and
can change
Objective Truth
Objective truths are
facts of the external
world that we discover
Coke tastes better
than Pepsi
Diet cola has fewer
calories than regular
Coke
George Washington
was the first
president of the U.S.
Hawaii is the most
beautiful vacation
spot on Earth
Action movies are
more enjoyable than
romances
Sean McDowell can
bench press 300 lbs.
Earth is the center of
the solar system
Abortion is wrong
Jesus was a carpenter
Jesus died on the
cross in A.D. 30
Jesus has risen from
the grave
1 Corinthians 15:17
“If Christ has not been
raised, your faith is
worthless; you are still in
your sins.”
“There is no
truth!”
“But doesn’t
truth change?”
“That’s true for
you, but not true
for me.”
“Sincerity is more
important than
truth.”
“Isn’t it arrogant
to think you are
right?”
“All religions
are true.”
Are all Religions True?
God
Salvation
View of Other
Religions
Buddhism
No God
Enlightenment
True Way
Hinduism
Judaism
1,000 gods
Yahweh
Reincarnation
All True
Law
Just Judaism
Islam
Allah
Five Pillars
Just Islam
Christianity
Trinity
Grace
Just
Christianity
All religions could be false, but they could not all be true
John 14:6
“I am the way, and the
truth, and the life; no
one comes to the father
but through me.”
“Sean McDowell has a message
every young person needs to hear”
LEE STROBEL, Author
“No book is more to the point of the
moral needs of today’s teens and
parents than this clear, concise, and
commendable text by Sean
McDowell”
DR. NORMAN GEISLER
“Consider this a lighthouse in the
storm of our ‘whatever world’”
REBECCA ST. JAMES, Singer