“Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You yourself said I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” Pilate *said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews and *said to them, “I find no guilt in Him.”John 18:37-38 LSB https://bible.com/bible/3345/jhn.18.37-38.LSB

 

Many Christians are like Pilate. They find Jesus to be a good man, without guilt, and they acknowledge He is a king, but they wonder at what is true, not recognizing absolute truth nor seeking to know truth absolutely. Jesus claims to be the Truth. His words are God’s words and so must be true if God exists and He is good. These true words are recorded in the Scriptures. The Scriptures are God’s gift to us for knowing Him, Who is true, and for obeying Him by living the way we are truly designed to live. We as Christians should not be confused about the age of the earth, the gender of people, the purpose of marriage, when human life begins, why we exist, and what we are to be doing with our lives. God’s Word and the Scriptures teach us these things, which are true. Men who deny God create another ‘truth’ so that men feel justified in rebelling against God and ignoring His commands. These manufactured and false truths are taught in our schools and advertised in our media outlets. Christians must spend more time with God and His word among His people than these other mediums to know what is true so that truth can be implemented in our lives. The confusion prevalent in our society results from too few Christians knowing, proclaiming, and living what is absolutely true. We are without excuse but must repent and begin to saturate our hearts and minds with God’s Word and learn from God’s church what is true so that we can worship God in Spirit and truth, which is obedience to everything He has commanded us.

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