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Thursday, March 3, 2011

When Truth is the Enemy of Truth

by Donald Miller
When theologians throw out anomalies that threaten their paradigms, they respect their interpretation of truth more than truth, or worse, believe their interpretation of truth is actually truth. They use terms like Biblical and heretic to convince themselves and others that their interpretation is the real truth and others are a threat to “the gospel” or to God Himself. This sort of language isn’t helpful or respectful of anomalies, not to mention it’s behavior indicates a genuine intellectual threat that should be taken seriously, not dismissed as heresy.
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1. Is the Bible supposed to be used like a constitution? And if so, why isn’t it structured as such?

2. How do we reconcile propositional truth with the language of Christ who claims to actually be truth?

3. If to know Christ is to know truth, how do we give up the metrics we commonly use to decide whether or not somebody is a Christian? Do we create relational metrics, or simply give control over to God and just introduce people to the person of Christ?

4. Why do certain sects within evangelical Christianity claim their interpretation of truth as absolute, when their interpretation is fit with unanswered anomalies? (I suppose thats the point of this post.)


  1. Think about it this way:

    Blindfold your doctrine and theology, prejudices, appetites, and motives. Now feel your way around the room gathering items that you cannot identify via your other senses. One by one place all the items you've been unable to identify in the center of the table and remove the blindfold. Are you surprised by some of the things you've collected that have been in your room all along?

    How many of the items on the table were given to you and how many did you acquire on your own? Reassess and become more thoroughly acquainted with these items because they have to stay in your room. One or two of the items will surprise you. You won't remember where they came from. You might even be embarrassed that they are in your room.

    This is a paradigm shift...

  2. The room is absolute truth - your evolving perception of the room is your paradigm.