Truth isn't all about listing off facts and figures. When the disciples talk about truth in Acts, it means they know things about God that the rest of us don't. Jesus told them about a whole different spiritual reality ordered by God and unknowable by the ordinary world. Impressive, right? The disciples are pretty psyched about it—enough to die for what they think is true. But how do they know—really, truly know—what God wants? Good question. It's what the world has been debating for the last two thousand years.
Questions About Truth
Is truth relative? Or is there such a thing as one truth?
How does Peter know what the truth is? How does Paul? How do we?
Is it even possible for human beings to figure out God's truths? Should we just stop trying all together?