Headline: What Is the Plumb Line of Truth? A plumbline or plumb line is a piece of string, wire, etc., with a pointed weight at the end (see picture). The tight rope or string is pulled tight due to the force of gravity. A plumb line points to the direction of true vertical. Similarly, a level is a device used in construction to identify true horizontal (see picture). The force of gravity again is used.

Image: Plumb Line of Truth

Level Construction Device

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcGjN9jOt9M

Topic Questions

1. What is the definition of truth?
2. What are the characteristics of truth?
3. What is the purpose of truth in our lives?

Standard of Comparison

What is truth without a standard of comparison? Truth is not fact or opinion. It cannot be modified, manipulated, created, or destroyed. It is not my own personal belief or value system. Truth is steadfast, original, and indestructible. Truth existed prior to mankind. Truth is like a plumb line or a level construction device. It identifies direction. It clearly separates what is from what isn’t.

Characteristics of Truth

Truth is Absolute: Truth is not dependent upon anybody or anything else.

Truth is Universal: Truth affects everybody and everything. You cannot escape it or run away from it.

Truth is Objective: Truth is not based on thoughts, perceptions, subjective opinions, or personal experiences. It can be defined into a yes or no statement.

Truth is Exclusive: Truth creates a clear division or separation between what belongs and what does not belong. It is like a plumbline that identifies vertical. Anything that is parallel to it is also vertical. Everything else is not.

Guide to Find Truth

Description: Here is a free guide to help you find and identify truth. It takes you on a journey of discovery using a variety of tools. Often, you feel like there is so much and wonder where and how to start. This study guide will walk you through the fundamentals and provide a good foundation as to how all this works. Each lesson contains a significant amount of closely related material. Each lesson is designed to take at least a week to complete. It is important that you understand the purpose of each lesson before you move on to the next. Go as fast or as slow as you feel comfortable. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mike through TheMercyTable.net website.

Bible Verses: Amos 7:7-8, John 1:17, 14:6, Ephesians 4:15-16

Plumb Line of Truth Study Guide Unit 1 – Lessons 1-8

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