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What Is Truth?


What is truth?

Those are the words of Pilate to Jesus right before he sent the Son of God off to be crucified.

What is truth?

In today’s word, the truth has become relative.  If it doesn’t work for you, it isn’t truth.  If they are doing something different from you, it is their truth.  There are no absolutes anymore.  No black and white.  Everything is gray.

But I want to ask you a question.  Is it?  Can truth be one thing to one and another thing to another?

We all know the answer to that is “no.”

There is an absolute truth and Pilate was looking right at Him when he spoke those words, “What is truth?”

“I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life.” John 14:6

The Truth was standing right before Pilate and Pilate was about to order the death of Truth.

That is what our society continues to do with truth.  We crucify it each and every day.

Listen to Jesus’ words.

“If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John8:31-32

IF you continue in My WORD you will know the TRUTH, because the Word is Truth, and HE is the WORD (John 1:14).

We have gotten away from the Word haven’t we?  We have ignored the Truth.  We have marveled at the genius of man and put the Truth on the shelf.  It has left us shattered like a piece of glass tossed over a cliff.  Yet society doesn’t want to do the hard work of climbing down the cliff to put the pieces back together.  It kinda likes Truth shattered on the ground, because if Truth is ignored. . . Sexual immorality can run rampant without any mental anguish, babies can be aborted without any consequence, marriage can be compromised without any outcry, drugs can be abused without any repercussions, all for the “truth” of the individual in question.  It is all about me, not all about the truth.  It is all about feelings, not all about commitment.  It is all about image, not all about righteousness.

It is one big pile of lies.

“For he (the Devil) is the father of lies.”  John 8:44

Our society has crucified the truth.  Our society has listened to the enemy.  It has gotten so bad that  many who know the truth still backpedal under pressure.

Am I speaking the truth?

Let’s look at Jesus’ words once more.

“If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John8:31-32

The bad guy has tricked our society, our churches, and even ourselves into believing we are free if we get to choose our own right and wrong, but that again is another lie.

We will only be set free when we continue in the Word, because the Word leads us to the Truth and that Truth can take our broken lives and promise us forever.

That is true freedom.

Forever.

Our world is in bondage, under the chains of selfishness, thinking that this dot we are now living can equal the continual line of eternity where all wrongs will be made right (1 Peter 3:10).

Can this train wreck we are now on somehow, miraculously, end in Truth?

Scripture says, “For you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and TRUTH). Ephesians 5:8-9 

The followers of Jesus are light because He is Light and as long as we are here, we can SHINE Him, “and the darkness cannot extinguish it.”  John 1:5 

Scripture says the darkness will get more dark, the truth will continue to be compromised, but His Light can and will continue to Shine, because it can never be extinguished.  Then one day, when the darkness thinks it has finally won, a Light will appear in the sky (Revelation 19:11, Habakkuk 3:3-4), and nothing dark will ever touch us again.

That is Hope.  That is Freedom.  That is Truth.

Truth will win.  It always does.

Absolutely.

nic


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