Truth: What It Is and How We Can Know It
Rick Wade — Did you see the movie City of Angels? Nicholas Cage
plays an angel named Seth who has taken a special interest in a surgeon named
Maggie, played by Meg Ryan. Maggie’s lost a patient on the operating table, and
she is very upset about it. Seth meets her in a hallway in the
hospital, and gets her to talk about the loss. Here is a snippet of the
Maggie: I lost a patient.
Seth: You did everything you could.
Maggie: I was holding his heart in my hand when he died.
Seth: He wasn’t alone.
Maggie: Yes, he was.
Seth: People die.
Maggie: Not on my table.
Seth: People die when their bodies give out.
Maggie: It’s my job to keep their bodies from giving out. Or what am I doing here?
Seth: It wasn’t your fault, Maggie.
Maggie: I wanted him to live.
Seth: He is living. Just not the way you think.
Maggie: I don’t believe in that.
things are true whether you believe in ‘em or not.
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|MEET THE AUTHOR
"Christians have responded many times to the challenge that we can't know truth by saying we have it in Scripture, and the Bible can be shown to be true by various evidences and arguments. But if one cannot know truth at all, those arguments fall flat. I wrote this to answer the basic question of why we believe we can know truth at all."
Rick is a Research Associate for Probe. He has a B.A. in communications from Moody Bible Institute, an M.A. in Christian Thought from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Master of Humanities from the University of Dallas. Rick's interests focus on apologetics, Christianity and culture, and the changing currents in Western thought.
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Scott Scruggs, now the teaching pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in California, also leads the College and Young Adult ministries. He wrote this article while interning for Probe as a college student at Stanford University.