What is Truth? I am the way and the truth and the life!
By Miroslav Bonchev Bonchev Botev
Definition 1: Truth is this which it true/correct.
Part 1 – forward
Truth always exists.
- Suppose something exists, and so does the truth about it.
- Suppose nothing exist, but the truth that nothing exists exist. QED
Suppose truth does not exist. But then this very statement ("truth does not exists") is false, so truth does exist. QED
Something always exists – at minimum the Truth always exists.
Truth is self-sustaining.
From theorem 2, truth always exists, but this is a truth by itself, i.e. the existence of the truth is a truth. QED
Truth is absolute.
The proof of theorem 2 (both of them) used absolute terms only, so their product is absolute. QED
Truth is complete. (As in covers everything i.e. there are no gaps and things about which there is no truth.)
Knowledge (as a category) is complete and has no boundaries. But knowledge is “of” Truth, as in derived (child) category, so truth is also complete. QED
Truth is consistent. (As in there are no two truths on the same thing in its completeness.)
Suppose there are two truths about something (in its completeness), but then the truth is not absolute, but this contradicts corollary 5. QED
I think therefore I exist.
Take the contrapositive: I do not exist implies I do not think, is true.
But, I am conscious, as I proved that I exist, so consciousness exists. QED
Truth is conscious.
By theorem 8 consciousness exists, and by theorem 6 it is either (a) represented or (b) present in Truth.
But consciousness cannot be represented by other than consciousness, so it is present.
But consciousness is “of” comprehension, and comprehension cannot be partial (in order to be truthful in the realm of Truth, and also by theorem 6 Truth is complete), so consciousness is throughout Truth, so Truth is (fully) conscious. QED
Truth does not depend on anything.
Proof 1: follows immediately from Corollary 4 – truth is self-sustaining. QED
Proof 2: follows immediately from Corollary 5 – truth is absolute. QED
Proof 3: Truth covers all domains, so it is either: a. all domains (itself) or b. is outside of all domains, but it does not represent a lie, so it is not (a) all domains, so Truth is then (b) outside of all domains, so it does not depend on anything. QED
Truth is sovereign.
Follows immediately from corollary 10 Truth does not depend on anything and by theorem 9 Truth is conscious, so it is sovereign. QED
as opposite to truth, a lie or untruth can exist only where Truth is not present or is ignored, for as long as possible.
Truth is outside of space, matter and time.
Follows immediately form corollary 10. QED
In the following discussion the terms Definition, Theorem and Corollary are abbreviated to their first letters in order to simplify the reading.
So to summarize, Truth always exists (T2), by itself (C4), and is independent from anything else (C10). Truth is not created (simply exists), is timeless,
outside of space, and is immaterial (T12). Truth cannot be destroyed or changed (C5). Truth has no limits (as borders) and is complete (T6),
is consistent (T7), is conscious (T9), and is sovereign (T11).
Summary: We established that Truth exists and is God as all god-defining attributes belong to it. So we proved that God exists!
We notice that this is the description of Yeshua/YHWH – the God of the Bible.
Part 2 – reverse
In Part one we proved that God exists. We have not yet shown that the God of the Bible Yeshua/YHWH is that God, i.e. that Yeshua is the Truth. If we show that:
- Truth must manifest/claim itself, and
- there is only one (legitimate) claimant, then
- then it will follow that the Claimant is the Truth.
- Truth must manifest/claim itself:
By its own nature the Truth cannot be unknown. Hence, it must manifest and declare itself, in general in order not to be self-contradicting, and especially when this very question is asked.
- There is only one (legitimate) claimant:
Yeshua/YHWH makes the claim that He is the Truth. He is the first claimant. He further backs it up with declaration/description of the past and the future (revealing what was and what will be), as well as with extraordinary interventions, such as that are seen as miracles by the human witnesses.
- So, it follows that Yeshua/YHWH (the God of the Bible) is The Truth and the only God. QED
Summary: From parts one and two, we saw that the God of the Bible does exist and is the Truth, as He declares that He is.
Part 3 – final remarks
1. What about creativity – can the Truth be a Creator?
Most certainly, the obvious necessary conditions for the Truth to be a Creator are met. For example, the ability to define subdomains (i.e. created items) – Truth is active, as opposed to passive, since it is conscious, so it can produce. We also saw by theorem 10 that Truth does not depend on anything, so everything depends on it and since everything relates to it. Since YHWH is the Truth, and He claims that He is the Creator, then He is the Creator.
2. What about infinity?
Many claim that God is Infinite. However, infinity does not exist – see proofs
. Note that God is complete (T6).
3. Isn't there a reference to infinity in corollary 4?
Corollary 4 (truth is self-sustaining) does not imply infinity. An infinite recursion which some may erroneously assume does not exist in corollary 4, since the recursion
is interrupted at the first iteration, by the nature of truth, because each iteration after the first provides exactly the same truth which is provided by the first iteration.
In other words repeating the same truth twice does not give us two truths. This is sufficient by itself, but in a more technical sense it can be used as a condition to stop the recursion.
Note that there us a difference between limitless and infinity. If we define limitless as "relative", then limitless does exist - for example we can delve into any precision
we wish when counting or doing a computation; however the process remains always finite, well-structured and in an addressable domain.
Infinity on the other hand is "absolute". Essentially "infinity" is an extrapolation of "limitless" into the absolute, and is proved to not exist
Miroslav Bonchev Bonchev Botev
5-th February 2016
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