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A Series On the Perception of the Church: The Pillar and Ground of the Truth (Part I)

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People have different perceptions of the church. Some claim it is a hospital for the sick, while others, in the early centuries of the church, declared it was a resort for the saints. Some claim that the church should be a comfortable place, while others argue comfort isn’t a concern at all. Yet others claim that the most important element of the church is its creed and that all other factors are irrelevant.
Paul, in his first letter to Timothy, describes the church as “the pillar and ground of the truth” since she supports and raises the truth. In very confused and disturbed times like we live in now, one ought to define what truth is. Philosophically, one would argue whether the truth is subjective or objective. If one claims that the truth is subjective, then this very fact—that the truth is subjective—is in itself subjective, which leaves room for the truth to be objective. If the truth is objective, then it has to always be valid.
However, for Christians, truth is not a concept, …