Tuesday, May 6, 2008

What is truth?

"There is no excuse for anyone in taking the position that there is not more truth to be revealed, and that all our expositions of Scripture are without error. The fact that certain doctrines have been held as truth for many years by our people, is not a proof that our ideas are infallible. Age will not make error into truth, and truth cannot afford to be fair. No true doctrine will lose anything by close investigation.” (Counsels to Writers and Editors, 35, 1892)"

I propose that there is truth to be found in every seeking after God [Ellen White included]. That is what the Catholic Church teaches. But that a thing contains some truth is not the same as a thing containing the fullness of truth. The Church contains the fullness of the truth not because she has better thought systems than other faiths or philosophies but because she contains Christ hidden in the Eucharist. When the Church claims she contains Truth, she is not making an abstract claim about some ideal, she is stating concrete reality. We [Catholics] have the truth because we literally have [possess in real literal way by handling and consuming and worshipping] the Truth, that is Christ; Body, blood, soul and divinity. That is what we Catholics mean by truth. So we do not agree that more truth will be revealed. We can not.

1 comment:

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

How can that be true and there are so many "seers" and modern "mystics" who claim to hear from Jesus and Mary Themselves every day, all over the world? All of that seems (to me) to be "new" info. I'm always hearing about what will happen if we don't turn away from sin, etc. and portents that the world will end "soon".

"But that a thing contains some truth is not the same as a thing containing the fullness of truth."

Indeed.