Truth and Validity Exercise
Oluwatosin – Odunlami
April 1, 2015
Dr. Tom – Taylor
Truth and Validity
Truth is a property of statements, complete accuracy of propositions, sentences, assertions, and beliefs. Truth can also be tied to self- esteem because it promotes presumption. Validity is the quality of learning being used to support an argument being made. Validity can be tied to information availability because it promotes open- mindedness. Scenario C
The Bible can’t be relevant to today’s problems; it was written many centuries ago and is filled with archaic phrasing. The Bible is totally relevant to today’s problems because: (a) it is the word of God (“in the beginning was the word, the word was with God and the word was God”. John chapter 1 verse 1”.) Written down by His prophets through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. (b) Even though it was written many centuries ago, it’s still fresh every time it’s been read and very powerful in solving our daily problems. (c) Finally, the bible says; “what has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes chapter 1 verse 9 in the New International Version (NIV). This simply means that problems go in circle. The solutions that were used (from the word of God) in the bible to solve difficult problems that children of God were having those days in both the Old and the New Testaments, are the same being used today by believers at various spiritual levels. However, the bible has been written in many versions to simplify the understanding of it. The “archaic phrasing” had been taken care of by this translation. The Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew and the New Testament in Greek. If we can all read both versions, then there would be no need for an English version. But, since most people can’t read either Hebrew or Greek, God raised men who are Holy Spirit filled and fully fluent in English, Hebrew, and Greek to do the translation into other languages. These Spirit filled men and women read the original Hebrew and Greek Bible and came up with the English equivalent. Furthermore, it was God Himself who created the language barriers in Genesis chapter 11 verses 6, 7, 8, and 9 at the Tower of Babel where God confused the language of the people. In conclusion, the bible is now translated into 50 different versions and over 255 different languages. It’s still the same bible and is truly relevant to our lives. Scenario J
Power must be evil because it can corrupt people. This is a very interesting and complex topic. There is an adage that says, “Money answers all things but the love of it is the root of all evil”, this same analogy could be used for power. We all know that power is good, but if it is not well curtailed and managed, it could become evil. “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men”. (Yudkowsky, 2008, p1). In today’s world, human beings have evolved to achieve power and status when they obtain it. There have been so many occasions where absolute power corrupts good people and they end up finding themselves behind bars. A very good example is the case of the former governor of Virginia, Robert McDonnell and his wife Maureen were guilty of 11 counts of corruption and were sentenced to two years in jail because he used his office influence to obtain favor from one of his political donor (CNN, 2014). Another good example of corrupts people in power is the case of the New Jersey senator, Bob Menendez who was indicted yesterday, April 1st by the Federal grand jury for corruption charges for using his office to obtain gifts (CNN, 2015).
Furthermore, power is what most people want, especially the politicians and those in power, because it gives them the authority and control over others who are beneath them. Power is money, weapons, political influence, power to build things, power to...
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