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HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT IS TRUE?

### Copyright July 2, 2003 1:30 AM
CST

### By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti

### Updated March 30, 2004 2:31 AM
CST

### Copyright March 30, 2004 2:31
AM CST

By Dr. Michael
J. Bisconti

**How do we know what is
true? There are some things we know
that we “just know.” Examples of things
we just know are the existence of space and the existence of time.**

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**There are some things we know
that we **__seemingly__ “just know.”
Examples of things we may seemingly just know are the existence of wind
and the existence of heat. In
actuality, we simply may not remember the proofs of these things. These things we know because they have been
proven to us.

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**There are different types of
proof. There is the proof of the
senses, such as the proof of the sense of sight. You see rain. Therefore,
you know it is raining. There is the
proof of logic, which is the proof of a conclusion drawn from a pair of
facts. For example, Adam is taller than
Bill. Bill is taller than Cooper. Therefore, Adam is taller than Cooper. “Adam is taller than Cooper” is a conclusion
drawn from the fact that Adam is taller than Bill and the fact that Bill is
taller than Cooper. There is the proof
of evidence. For example, a pot of
boiling water tells us that someone has been in the kitchen within the last
half hour. There is the proof of divine
revelation, which is proof that something is a revelation from God. The proof of divine revelation is the fact
that a truth is found in the Holy Scriptures.
Finally, there is the proof of divine confidence, which is proof that
God only gives to those he can trust to keep it to themselves. The proof of divine confidence always proves
a truth found in the Holy Scriptures.**