Wherefore [dio] putting away [apotithemi]
lying, [pseudos] speak [laleo] every man [hekastos] truth [aletheia] with [meta] his [autos] neighbour: [plesion] for [hoti] we are [esmen] members [melos] one of another. [allelon] KJV-Interlinear
Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth, each one of you, with his
neighbor, for we are members of one another. NASB
In all of existence, there are only two opinions, that of truth and that which is false.
God is the source of truth. Every other source is false.
Even though all people can look up and see the sun rising in the East and setting in the West, which is a truth, not all accept that the sun came from God.
All can look at life and see that you learn, gain knowledge, gain understanding and so forth, but not all accept that God has a unique design for inculcating truth into ones soul resulting in a healthy soul and the completion of ones life, rather than learning on ones own apart from Gods design and ending up with a very unhealthy soul.
Not all believe in the same method of salvation, by believing in Christ. Some think they can earn their salvation.
Not all believe that salvation is permanent. Some think that God missed something and that they can rise above Gods plan and lose their salvation by means of their works or effort or sin or whatever. And yet Christ paid the price for all sin.
Not all believe in Gods divine establishment principles - volition, marriage, family, nationalism, authority, economics, government systems, freedom, liberty, work ethics, and so forth. Some believe in the many social programs that promote bias, unfairness, laziness, poor work ethics, free handouts.
Not all believe in the concept of reservoirs, wherein God defined and designed vast pools of resources for mans use, wealth for mans employment, innovation for mans quality of life, and so forth. Many try to destroy these concepts making life next to miserable for all except the very few elite who would abuse their position in order to maintain their high positions.
The list can go on and on. The only way that you can learn what truth is, is by learning doctrine. You must study day by day, think moment by moment, and eventually develop a truth foundation within you, that is consistent with all believers that pursue the daily course of doctrine.
We are all members of the same family. We should all be in possession of the same truth, that ultimately defines life for us all.
We are all unique, but truth is constant, consistent, and immutable.
Therefore, learn and then put away the false ideas, and develop the new and correct ideas, and by that, you will learn that there is a vast universe of new and more important, truthful ideas that will open up your entire life to things that you never believed possible.
One more thought.
The angels were created all together at the same time a very long time ago. Everything was given to them, and despite their superhuman intellect, they all failed.
There is no evidence of any innovation, invention, production, or anything designed or defined within their time in history. Only during mans time, has history seen great invention and innovation. And yet man is lower than the angels and vastly inferior, but doctrine came to man even in the Garden.
And when man fell, God taught man through the sacrifices, the meaning and purpose of Gods work, and in that sacrificial process man was given clothes of animal skins, learned of fire by the use of the alter sacrifice, learned of cooking, learned of the stars and navigation, learned of angles and construction and the very beginnings of science, and so forth. History demonstrates this vast knowledge from the very early beginnings of human history.
And yet it all started in the Garden when Jesus Christ walked with Adam on a daily basis and taught him doctrine. Doctrine that was appropriate to his time. And as time went on, more and more doctrine was revealed and handed down from parent to child, until Moses finally put it in writing.
And as they say, the rest is history.
In every Christian nation, there have been the foundations and development of great innovation. In all non-Christian nations, there is very little. Even the false sacrifices of history got their idea starts from the one true sacrifice.
The common thread throughout history, is truth, which comes from and originates only from God.
Truth never changes. All falsities started with truth and then developed into distortions of truth in some way.
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