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Truth & Reality

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth [ aletheia - a reality that is firm, solid, binding, and hence true] . John testified about Him and cried out, saying, "This was He of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.'" For of His fullness, we have all received, and grace upon grace. For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized [ ginomai - came into being] through Jesus Christ. No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him .           John 1:14-18                 The Greek word for truth is aletheia , and Spiros Zodhiates defines it this way: Truth as evidenced in relation to facts; therefore, al¢theia denotes the reality clearly lying before our eyes as opposed to a mere appearance, without reality. Much spiritual warfare is centered o