It appears truth has evolved to be what we want to believe in order to justify our actions, or lack of same. In other words, the ends justify the means; if a lie gets us the results we want, then we deem it our truth.
People are not blind; we might fool them—temporarily—with our words, but they will soon know the truth of our hearts by what we do. I heard someone say recently our children learn more from watching how we live our lives than they do from what we tell them. We can tell them how dangerous alcohol and drugs are, but our words are meaningless if we then go to the refrigerator and get a cold beer and drink it in front of them. And no matter how you try to explain it, they are likely to determine there is no truth in your words, but your actions speak loud and clear.
I am convinced that when we love Jesus and allow His spirit to dwell within our hearts, we will not walk in darkness, but in the light of His love and truth. Don’t talk about loving Jesus, do it! He—the truth—will set you free!
If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and don’t tell the truth. 1John 1:6