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Old 10-19-2021, 11:34 PM
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What say ye? Can one love truth more than God?

Can one love truth more than they love God?
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Old 10-19-2021, 11:55 PM
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Re: What say ye? Can one love truth more than God

Is lying or falsehood an attribute of God? If not, we must accept that He is the way, the truth and the life.


Truth is an immutable character trait of God. If God is indeed truth incarnate, then ones love for truth should ultimately put you on an intersecting trajectory with Him.


Its not like loving truth puts you into some weird orbit taking you away from Him.


If you love truth...wouldn't the ultimate experience be loving the ultimate distilation of that truth?
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Old 10-20-2021, 12:17 AM
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Is lying or falsehood an attribute of God? If not, we must accept that He is the way, the truth and the life.
God is more than truth. In which case it would seem that one could love the truth 'part of God' more so than 'the rest of God'. That seems awfully close to idolatry to me.

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Truth is an immutable character trait of God. If God is indeed truth incarnate, then ones love for truth should ultimately put you on an intersecting trajectory with Him.
A rocket can be fired from 1000's of miles away and still be on a trajectory for it's target. That doesn't mean it's ever going to be close to that target before it runs out of fuel.

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Its not like loving truth puts you into some weird orbit taking you away from Him.
There are many unanswered questions. God is also silent on much. If one values truth then there's not alot of difference to the truthseeker between a 'God that doesn't know' and a 'God that doesn't answer'.

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If you love truth...wouldn't the ultimate experience be loving the ultimate distilation of that truth?
Can one love learning without loving the teacher or how he teaches?
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God is more than truth. In which case it would seem that one could love the truth 'part of God' more so than 'the rest of God'. That seems awfully close to idolatry to me.



A rocket can be fired from 1000's of miles away and still be on a trajectory for it's target. That doesn't mean it's ever going to be close to that target before it runs out of fuel.



There are many unanswered questions. God is also silent on much. If one values truth then there's not alot of difference to the truthseeker between a 'God that doesn't know' and a 'God that doesn't answer'.



Can one love learning without loving the teacher or how he teaches?
One must love God before he or she can love truth.
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God is more than truth. In which case it would seem that one could love the truth 'part of God' more so than 'the rest of God'. That seems awfully close to idolatry to me.



A rocket can be fired from 1000's of miles away and still be on a trajectory for it's target. That doesn't mean it's ever going to be close to that target before it runs out of fuel.



There are many unanswered questions. God is also silent on much. If one values truth then there's not alot of difference to the truthseeker between a 'God that doesn't know' and a 'God that doesn't answer'.



Can one love learning without loving the teacher or how he teaches?
Seems you are making God out to just be a means to some end. THAT would be idolatry.
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Seems you are making God out to just be a means to some end. THAT would be idolatry.
jfrog wants us to follow Hypnotoad.
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Seems you are making God out to just be a means to some end. THAT would be idolatry.
I wonder just how many people make God out to just be a means to some end without even realizing it.
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I wonder just how many people make God out to just be a means to some end without even realizing it.
Bro, it is like this, go to any box gym. You will find that there are people who are working out hard. But the greater majority never show up. They pay their membership fees, sometimes for years, and never set a foot in the building. There are others who go and sit on a machine and scroll through their phone. People are people, no matter what they do or what they are involved in. Religion is just one aspect of the human condition. But instead of looking for bad examples to justify some agenda. Look for the best examples of those who follow God. If I want to get some knowledge about anything, I don't talk to people who stink at it. I find the experts, and those who do an exceptional job.
We are told to follow Christ, and His example alone. If we work at that job, then we will be loving Truth, and GOD.
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I think we must first establish what is truth.
God's word is truth. Jesus is the way and the truth. He is the Word made flesh. He is inseparable from the truth.


John 17:17
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17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Psalm 138:1-3
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138 I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.
2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

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