What is Truth? - Hard Questions


2000 years ago, Jesus was on trial before Pilate. While being questioned, Jesus said, “’You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.’38 ‘What is truth?’ retorted Pilate. With this, he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, ‘I find no basis for a charge against him.’”

In this interaction, Jesus said part of His mission was to testify or make evidence for the truth. Pilate responds, “What is truth?” This wasn’t a question of sincerity, as if to say, “Show me truth! Where is it? I want to know it!” Pilate was instead challenging the notion of true truth much like many today reject true truth.

Read John 8:31-32: “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Jesus identifies His Word as truth. What is His word? His spoken words as recorded in the Bible. And when Jesus refers to “my word” He is also referring to the Bible.

Should we believe His word is true because He says so, or should we believe it because it is, in fact true? The simple answer is both.

Seek truth, and I promise, you won’t be disappointed. The truth is what will set you free.

Reflect: Jesus said that God’s Word is truth. What is your honest reaction? Do you doubt that? If so, why? What would convince you otherwise?

Respond: Objective truth does exist. The question is will you seek it and embrace it. What is a truth you’ve rejected, but know you need to embrace? Take the step and do so today.

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2 years ago
Ever since god's word is truth, God can not lie, because he is truth, Jesus said he is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Jesus also said truth shall make you free. I am glad that I believe in Jesus.
2 years ago
As I reflect on truth I believe unequivocally that Gods Word is truth and Christ’s statement ‘I am the way is truth. My complication is me fully comprehending what The Word is trying to teach me. What I mean is, as a human I constantly struggle with outside influences and different opinions on the Word. I try to disregard these and work hard on listening to the Holy Spirit on a personal level. I find that to be the truths I am provided
2 years ago
(John 14:6)  Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
JESUS is the Personification of truth. He is the total sum and total substance of all the truths of the Gospel; the New Testament books are all full of Him, and center in Him, revealing all about Him; and He is the truth of all the types and shadows, promises and prophecies of the Old Testament; they have all their accomplishment, and fulfillment in Him; and He is the true Way, in opposition to all false ones of man's devising.