“For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world,
to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” John 18:37
Truth, as the dictionary defines it, is “the body of factual, true and real statements and propositions; being in accord with fact and reality.” To take it one step further and make it even more accurate and “true,” truth is reality as defined by God.
We live in a relativistic society that boasts of its resistance to propositional truth. There are many who have their own so-called truth. I can believe my truth and you, your truth, and we both may not really know the truth. Nothing much has changed since Pilate sarcastically asked Jesus before He was crucified, “What is truth?” (John 18:38) The saddest thing about that exchange was that standing right before Pilate and speaking to him was the greatest truth known to mankind.
Truth distinguishes Christianity from other religions, cults and philosophies. It is the Christian worldview that bears witness to Biblical truth. Arthur Holmes gives insight into the Christian worldview in his book, All Truth Is God’s Truth:
1. To say that truth is absolute rather than relative means that it is unchanging and universally the same.
2. Truth is absolute not in or of itself but because it derives ultimately from the one, eternal God. It is grounded in his “metaphysical objectivity,” and that of his creation.
3. Absolute propositional truth, therefore, depends on the absolute personal truth (or fidelity) of God, who can be trusted in all he does and says.
Truth originates from God not from humans. God is truth (John 14:6), and is the ultimate source of truth (John 17:7). However, many people, since they don’t know Christ and have not heard His voice from His Word, don’t know the truth (John 18:37), and many will choose the truth claims of man rather than the truth claims of God. “For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator” (Romans 1:25).
Do you know the truth of Jesus Christ and His Word? Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me” (John 14:6). “If you continue in My Word, then you are truly My disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free” (John 8:31-32).
This blog is written for Christ and His truth and the hope and prayer that readers know Him or will come to know Him through His Word. “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).
Grace, truth and blessings to you!