Over the centuries philosophers have been asking that very question and many have developed philosophies centered around their own intellectual opinions. Philosophy is defined as the love of wisdom in its broadest terms and that should give us a hint to the answer to our question.
The Beloved Disciple John wrote by THE SPIRIT in chapter 18 when Jesus was brought before Pilate:
36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.”
37 Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?”
Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
38 Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, “I find no fault in Him at all.
Truth only originates with FATHER and Jesus bore witness of FATHER thus He bore witness of the Truth. Those who are followers of Christ and hear His voice are of the Truth. Jesus spoke in chapter 4:
24 “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Again in chapter 8:
31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.
32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Again in chapter 14:
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Philosophers have resisted the obvious. Truth and wisdom can only be found with The Creator for that is where all reality originates. There are those who seek Wisdom solely from Scripture and that is not a bad thing. However Jesus did not have the New Testament to reference but instead He sought and heard FATHER’S Voice in all matters. If we want to know Truth, we must do the same.
Jesus revealed that after He was to depart, The Holy Spirit would be sent to us and provide us Truth on a day to day basis. In John 16 Jesus spoke:
12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.
15 All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.”
As we are be led by THE SPIRIT then we will walk in Truth. All those books on Philosophy are not needed for we have tapped into the Source of all Truth and Wisdom. The world’s philosophers’ bodies still reside in their tombs yet the One Who bore witness of The Truth is sitting at the right hand of FATHER. His tomb is empty!