The Truth Principal

Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline, and understanding. Proverbs 23:23

Why the Truth Principal

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In recent years, truth has lost its meaning in our culture. The postmodern acceptance of “your truth” and “my truth” in place of “the truth” has corrupted our understanding and seeped into our thinking until it has lost all value and meaning. This should be troubling to everyone. As a Christian educator, this is deeply troubling to me. What is education if it is not passing truth down to the next generation?

Isaiah 59 speaks of a similar culture. Verses 14 – 15 (NIV) say:

So justice is driven back,
    and righteousness stands at a distance;
truth has stumbled in the streets,
    honesty cannot enter.
 Truth is nowhere to be found,
    and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.

The Lord looked and was displeased
    that there was no justice.

As an elementary principal in a Christian school, I want my students to know there is truth. I want them to understand the nature and source of truth. For the past few years, my students and I have been learning about truth, the One who is the Truth, and various truths from God’s Word. The Truth Principal is born out of a desire to share with others, especially my own children and grandchildren, what we have been learning, and to inspire you to courageously “buy the truth and do not sell it”.


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