How Can We Know if Our Beliefs Are True?

Wouldn’t we all like to know if what we believe is true or false? How can we know if what we believe is true or false? In chapter 5 of my book The Life Changer, I describe five tests that we can use to determine if our main beliefs about ourselves, the world, and God are true or not. In other words, these tests help us to determine if our worldview is true or false.

The five tests enable us to evaluate our worldview by maximizing our critical thinking and minimizing our wishful thinking. While critical thinking involves careful consideration of facts, wishful thinking involves believing what we want to believe without really considering the facts.

In order for our spiritual beliefs to be true, they must be intellectually satisfying, emotionally appealing, and theologically sound. The five tests in my book help us to know if our beliefs satisfy our minds, hearts, and our need to worship God, who is worthy of our worship.

In one of my earlier posts, I described one of the five tests. The test that I wrote about is called the divine glory test. I wrote the following: “The divine glory test enables us to determine if our beliefs about God are true. Our beliefs about God are true if they are theologically sound, and our beliefs about God are theologically sound if they provide us with sufficient reasons for serving and worshipping God. In order for God to be worthy of our worship, He must be both great and good. The Bible reveals that God is great and good and thus worthy of our worship and service.”

In my book The Life Changer, I provide compelling evidence that the Christian worldview passes the divine glory test. I also use the divine glory test and four other tests to evaluate not only the Christian worldview, but also eight other worldviews. Please read The Life Changer so that you can know how to determine if what you believe is true or false.  

Posted June 1, 2022

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