In George Orwell’s book 1984, the totalitarian
government had established a “ministry of truth”.
They would come up with propaganda labels such
as “War is peace! Freedom is slavery! Ignorance
This ministry was defined as concerning itself with
news, entertainment, education and fine arts.
Orwell was so right in many of his observations of
a totalitarian society.
That is man’s best model for the mankind.
However genuine his desire to do right might be,
he cannot master himself.
It’s obvious that whoever tries to gain the monopoly
over truth will either have to do everything extremely
honestly or permit himself to determine how truthful
he wants his truth to be.
Man’s inability to be perfect in honesty and his
continuing temptation to twist the truth to his own gain,
produces dictatorships and concentration camps.
History is full of evidence of man’s dishonesty.
Man continues to be a good liar.
In his moral history there is no progress.
Truth means security.
It is always exclusive. Everything cannot be true.
If everything is true, then nothing is true.
One of the greatest characteristics of truth is that
man cannot change it.
He was and He is and He always will be.
Only in Him can we be secure forever.