What Is Truth?

I am the way, the truth, and the life. ~ John 14:6.

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. ~ John 8:32.

The world defines truth as "conformity with fact, agreement with reality, accuracy, correctness, verity of a statement or thought, genuineness, conduct following the divine standard, spirituality of life and behavior, that which is true, real, or actual in a general or abstract sense, reality, specifically in religious use, spiritual reality as the subject of revelation or object of faith."

Truth (ἀλήθεια, alétheia), is not merely truth as spoken, but truth of idea, reality, sincerity, truth in the moral sphere, divine truth revealed to man, often called straightforwardness.

To the pioneering mystic, to the traveler on the Via Christa, truth is what is absolutely real because truth is an absolute and abstract principle, a law of being and of doing. Truth is an absolute ultimate principle, an unalterable and permanent fact; God is truth. Truth, as a law of being, requires that you be truth to do what is true. Truth, as a law of doing, requires that you think, choose, speak, act, and live according to truth.

Edna Lister on Truth
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The Truth of Appearances versus the Truth of Reality
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Five Categories of Expression
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1. Metaphysics
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2. Psychology
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3. Science
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4. Philosophy
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5. Mysticism
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Edna Miriam Lister
1884 –1971
The original Pioneering Mystic
minister, teacher, and author

Edna Lister


The Compact Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary: 2 volumes. E.S.C. Weiner, editor. Oxford University Press, 1971.

The Holy Bible. King James Version (KJV).

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