How many times have you seen advertising or books, which begin with “The truth about…” Do a search for “the truth about dieting” (in quotes) and you will get 27,400 hits, at least when I wrote this. Truth is as you know it or think it is. Your truth is what you believe. In addition, dieting truth is all over the place. Dieting truth changes. What was truth 20 years ago is not true today. One truth today is that we are losing the war against obesity.
I hope in the years to come we could say that will no longer be true, but it doesn’t look good now. I generally ignore writing that begins with “the truth…” These end up being “my opinion about” instead of any truth. Truth begins with God. One definition is “Truth is that which is consistent with the mind, will, character, glory, and being of God.” Secular definitions of truth say “that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality or a fact or belief that is accepted as true.” That’s why we have so many conflicting “truths.” There is only one truth, and that is Jesus. Truth flows from Him.
Dieting truths will come and go but Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever.