How Do We Know What’s True?

by Robert Velarde

A World of DifferenceYou’re probably familiar with the encounter between Pilate and Jesus that ends with Pilate asking, "What is truth?" (John 18:38).

Although we don’t know the tone in his voice when he asked the question, we do know that he didn’t seem to linger for an answer (the passage continues, "After he had said this, he went back outside").

The truth question remains relevant to this day, but how do we know what’s true? When we ask the question it’s already charged with ideas. "How do we know" falls under the branch of philosophy known as epistemology, which addresses all sorts of questions about knowledge.

We might then ask, what is knowledge? Those who have studied the subject may quickly answer, knowledge is justified true belief. We don’t have time or space here to offer an introductory course in epistemology, but we can offer some ideas for approaching the truth question.

If truth is what corresponds to reality, then it is to our benefit to understand ways of determining what actually does correspond to reality (what is true). When it comes to worldviews, for instance, there are many conflicting approaches to how people explain and interpret the world…

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