Week 1: The Truth Project
Our church is offering an adult summer school class this year using “The Truth Project” as the curriculum. These are my notes from week 1. (I took these notes on my iPhone via EverNote, and am pasting them later– actually after week 2 which was today!) MY REFLECTIONS AND COMMENTS ARE IN ALL CAPS. Dr. Del Tackett is leading and presenting in this video series. His blog is on deltackett.com.
Setting up dichotomies: God’s view vs the world and devil’s view
– reminds me of Angels and Demons and the Catholic separation of the church and science
Postmodernism is the same old battle
What is truth?
Ravi Zacharias, RC Sproul, Os Guiness
Defines from Noah Webster in 1828
What is insanity: losing touch with reality and believing that the lie is real
Our actions reflect what we believe to be really real
Lies are powerful
Truth is fundamentally about who God is, he provides the reference point fir what is true and false
Overarching message: the cosmic battle around us
– our faith is in the truth claims if God
– faith, hope, truth
Faith like a child
– image of child jumping off a diving board to his mom in the water
Our hope and faith us not a feeling, it overcomes our feelings
Our beliefs and perceptions determine our actions
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I like your comments, and I’m interested in the course. Here’s my question. For you – how to you recognize truth, how do you experience it. My church teaches that the Lord will tell us in our mind and in our heart, by the Holy Ghost. It will cause our hearts to burn when we learn truth or are being influenced to do something that is right or we will experience a stupor of thought if we’re being taught something untrue or are being influenced incorrectly. How does that square with your beliefs?