What Is Truth?

In Video & Article by Trevor Hartley


Jesus is the one who entered the world to testify to the TRUTH? We are still living in a world of deceit and lies from the rulers who have deceived the world. A world fabricated on what is good and what is bad, half-truth selfish reasoning, with no morality taught by God. We are living in a confused world, but for some who will one day know the truth; it will be the day you know your life belongs to Jesus. You will know what is right in the world and you will see what is wrong. How can you learn about the truth when you are given darkness for light, bitter for sweet evil for good? When Jesus explains the Gospel message to us as a people we are blinded by the rulers who surround us in a world of darkness. People in darkness will never see without light where they are going. Jesus is the light who came into the world. John 8:12. It’s time for those who do not comprehend what truth is? It is time to know that truth is found in Jesus Christ.

“When the disciple Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.             John 14: 5-6
Jesus came into the world as the TRUTH he is sinless, God cannot lie he tells the truth and he knows the way and the path to righteousness.

The way of the world

King Solomon

Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of evil. Proverbs 4:14
The way of the wicked is like darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble. Proverb 4:19”
An evil man seeks only rebellion. Proverbs 17:11
A heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil Proverbs 6:18
As righteousness leads to life, so he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death. Proverb 11:19
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun”.     Ecclesiastes 1: 9  

 King David

“Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it” 1 Peter 3:11
“Behold, the wicked brings forth iniquity; yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood. Psalms 7:14

Truth is lost

Centuries ago, one of the oldest Prophet Isaiah was warning the nation how truth is now a lie, and evil has become good. We live in an era where anything can be rationalized; bad is now a good thing or a choice. The world has become a entangle web of deceit and corruption. The Prophet Isaiah addresses the woes and judgments Isaiah 5: 8-30 Isaiah lived in Judah, the southern Kingdom of the divided nation of Israel. He was a prophet under four Kings of Judah from about 740 B.C. to 681 B.C., but he preached repentance and salvation to the whole nation.

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5: 2

The world in which we live is built on a lie by the prince of darkness the deceiver. In the video clip where Pilate asks Jesus, “what is truth”? And are you a King? It was all in a sarcastic way; Pilate lived in a world of not trusting men.

Throughout the Old Testament, approximate 700 years before Jesus became God in the flesh. Jesus testifies what would happen to him through the prophets. But, Pilate had no clue who he was about to crucify, Jesus was the only being who claim to be the Son of God. He is the Truth, the Rock the Redeemer, the Savior. Job 18: 25, Isaiah 53:5  Psalm 19:14

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“You are a King, then!’ said Pilate. Jesus answered ‘you are right in saying I am a King. In fact for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.’ ‘What is truth?’ Pilate asked” –       John 18: 37-38

This is the very question Pontius Pilate asked Jesus. In the Irony of the ages, he stood toe-to toe with the embodiment of truth and yet missed its reality. Postmodern people are in much the same position. They stare at truth but fail to recognize its identity.

First, truth is an aspect of nature of the nature of God himself. Thus to put on truth is to put on Christ. For Christ is “truth” (John 14: 6), and Christians are to be the bearers of truth. As Os Guinness explains, Christianity is not true because it works (pragmatism); it is not true because it feels right (subjectivism); it is not true because it is “my truth” (relativism). It is true because it is anchored in the person of Christ.

Furthermore, truth is anything that corresponds to reality. As such, truth does not yield to the size and strength of the latest lobby group. Nor is truth merely a matter of preference or opinion. Rather truth is true even if everyone denies it, and a lie is a lie even if everyone affirms it.

Finally, truth is essential to a realistic world view. When sophistry, sensationalism, and superstition sabotage truth, our view of reality is seriously skewed. The death of truth spells the death of civilization. However, as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn discovered, “One word of truth outweighs the entire world.”- Hank HanegraaffChristian Research Journal



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