Truthfulness is defined as "consistently telling the truth, honest" in The American Heritage Dictionary, which also defines honesty as "the capacity or condition of being honest; integrity; trustworthiness." Honest means "not lying, cheating or taking unfair advantage." So what does that mean....
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, honesty is defined as "the quality of being fair and truthful." Honesty plays a huge role in our society and daily lives.
Truth is one of the central subjects in philosophy. It is also oneof the largest. Truth has been a topic of discussion in its own rightfor thousands of years. Moreover, a huge variety of issues inphilosophy relate to truth, either by relying on theses about truth, orimplying theses about truth.
In the dictionary it says that is truthfulness in character and behavior; a quality of a persons personality necessary for trust, respect, and honor; a foundation value and fundamental requirement for successful leadership.
Much of the contemporary literature on truth takes as its startingpoint some ideas which were prominent in the early part of the 20thcentury. There were a number of views of truth under discussion at thattime, the most significant for the contemporary literature being thecorrespondence, coherence, and pragmatist theories of truth.
Perhaps the most important of the neo-classical theories for thecontemporary literature is the correspondence theory. Ideas thatsound strikingly like a correspondence theory are no doubt veryold. They might well be found in Aristotle or Aquinas. When we turnto the late 19th and early 20th centuries where we pick up the storyof the neo-classical theories of truth, it is clear that ideas aboutcorrespondence were central to the discussions of the time. In spiteof their importance, however, it is strikingly difficult to find anaccurate citation in the early 20th century for the receivedneo-classical view. Furthermore, the way the correspondence theoryactually emerged will provide some valuable reference points for thecontemporary debate. For these reasons, we dwell on the origins of thecorrespondence theory in the late 19th and early 20th centuries atgreater length than those of the other neo-classical views, beforeturning to its contemporary neo-classical form.
"Liars are not believed even when they tell the truth" The reasons people are less than truthful are many, they do it because they lack the courage to say what they think, they do it because they are comfortable in their pretensions, and they do it because they are insecure....
Honesty is a characteristic that I have because of hearing in school about being honest, the experience I had as a child, and most important the example my parents gave me.
I have been lied to before, and I know it can really hurt the morals and personality of a person. I believe in the importance of trust and honesty because they help develop positive relationships. Trust allows one to be able to accept others in a positive way. I think that telling the truth proves that you are a fair and loyal person. By doing this, one will be more accepted by their peers because they know that their secrets are kept with a safe person. On the other hand, if one is not trusted, people will never fully enjoy the company of this person.
Another wayto look at this situation is from the parable of the strong man. In defendingHimself against the charges of the Pharisees concerning by whose authorityJesus was casting out demons, He stated that a house divided against itselfcannot stand, meaning that Satan would not work against his own kingdom, butthat the work that they had witnessed was the result of the intervention of Onestronger than the strong man. This One bound him up, so to speak, and plunderedhis house. Well the tithe is the mechanism by which we lawfully “bind” thestrong man and plunder his house. Now this plundering occurs because ofobedience to the Word of God concerning sowing and reaping. Otherwise whateveryou obtain in this life is by virtue of embezzlement, and therefore stillsubject to satanic influence. This is why most people still struggle with theirfinances, because either by ignorance or disobedience they have becomespiritual criminals, and their finances remain cursed. Now the devil’s grip onyour finances is broken through faith, but faith without works is dead. Youmust speak and act based on the Word. So by being found faithful in the law ofthe tithe, the Christian will not fall victim to the god of this age who hasmade slaves of all men who have not loved the truth. These consequently havebeen made subject to him through the sin of the first man Adam. But those whohave been translated from the kingdom of darkness, and have been made partakersof the ministry of the last Adam, namelyChrist Jesus, are entitled to the financial immunity that is providedfor by the obedience to the law of the tithe. In the same way that Abram gaveglory to God (by paying the tithe to Melchizedek, in honor of his victory overhis enemies), we also give glory to God by bringing our tithes to the sameMelchizedek ( a.k.a. Christ Jesus), in honor of our victory over our enemy.
a. ThePurpose of the Tithe:
However, I have also experienced the other side of a lie: the part in which a person is actually lying or exposing someone’s secrets. Once, I lied to a friend about the night before and why I wasn’t home. He didn’t believe me, breaking his trust in me. From this, I know that lying does not get you anywhere. Even when I tell the truth, my friend only occasionally believes what I say because he expects me to lie. I treasure honesty because it is important to be trusted and respected by your peers.
In a situation like this, I now understand that a relationship cannot fully develop to its peak because this lack of honesty and truth can create a physical barrier between two people, one that may never be fixed. This knowledge has shaped my beliefs, and it makes me want to tell the truth so I do not do to people what has previously happened to me. I understand that if you want friends and to be liked, you must be honest and trustworthy. I know that relationships are held up high from the building blocks of truth and honesty. Without these, relationships will tumble back down to the ground where they all started in the beginning.