William AmesMarrow of Theology 2.21. Of Telling Truth — Veracity. 1. Justice which affects our neighbour mediately, is veracity and contentment. For by that veracity, our neighbour’s credit or reputation is affected; and by means of some work or action on our part which belongs to some prior commandment. 2. Veracity is a virtue, whereby… Read More Veracity: Telling the Truth
Henry Clay Trumbull A Lie Never Justifiable (1893) pp. 144-156. Dr. Hodge begins with the recognition and asseveration of eternal principles, that can know no change or variation in their application to this question; and then, as he proceeds with its discussion, he is amiably illogical and good-naturedly inconsistent, and he ends in a maze,… Read More A Critique of Charles Hodge on Lying
John Murray Principles of Conduct Chapter 6 THE SANCTITY OF TRUTH “What is truth?” said Pilate. The irony of his question is that truth, “the truth,” stood before him. The tragedy of Pilate’s bewilderment was the complete absence of comprehension regarding the stupendous character of the Person whom he had delivered to be crucified. Pilate’s… Read More The Sanctity of Truth | John Murray
James Henley Thornwell Discourses on Truth (1855) Discourse IV. Sincerity. “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true—think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8) Speculative Truth and Practical Truth. Truth may be considered in two leading aspects, either as having reference to the correspondence of our convictions with the reality of things, which may be called speculative truth,… Read More Must We Always Tell the Truth?