What is Verbal Testimony?

Verbal testimony is an instructive assertion of a reliable person, that is, one who is possessed of true knowledge and its truthfulness. The collective meanings of words in a sentence give rise to sentential meaning. An example of testimony is the story a witness tells on the witness stand in court. It is also about what a person says about a religious lesson he believes he learned from God. 

Every testimony is powerful because it is a story about moving from death to life. Giving your personal testimony is a way to share the gospel with others by explaining your personal salvation experience. It gives others an example of how God changes lives. As we know verbal testimony is an instructive assertion of a reliable person, that is, one who possesses true knowledge and is truthful.

Verbal testimony coupled with the experience is the best way to gain faith when the person is able to express things in words (Shabda) then after getting the experience of that thing whatever he is talking about will be a solid way of gaining faith because faith is the most important component in our life to survive. Verbal testimony coupled with experience is a solid way of gaining faith. A matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with and overcome. 

Examples of Verbal Testimony that led to development:

India invented the Zero, without which there would be no binary system. No computers! The earliest recorded date, an inscription of Zero on Sankheda Copper Plate was found in Gujarat, India (585-586 CE).

Indians discovered Arithmetic and Geometric progression. Arithmetic progression is explained in Yajurveda. Govindaswamin discovered Newton Gauss Interpolation formula about 1800 years before Newton. Vateswaracharya discovered Newton Gauss Backward Interpolation formula about 1000 years before Newton.  Parameswaracharya discovered Lhuiler’s formula about 400 years before Lhuiler.

Nilakanta discovered Newton’s Infinite Geometric Progression convergent series. Positive and Negative numbers and their calculations were explained first by Brahmagupta in his book Brahmasputa Siddhanta. Aryabhatta also propounded the Heliocentric theory of gravitation, thus predating Copernicus by almost one thousand years.

All these inventions are really great as there were discovered many years before the actual people to whom we give the contribution for these inventions. Even Albert Einstein is thankful to Indians for their contributions to Mathematics. He says, “We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made”.