Have you ever asked yourself this question – What is truth?
This is a question that is relevant to us all and many people ask it – and many people stumble over it.
The world is full of people, books and religions that are quick to tell you what truth is. Do they really all have the truth?
We live in a culture that denies any sort of absolute truth – instead truth is considered relative and subjective. Our culture claims that what is true for some may not be true for all – that we can all have our own personal truth – “whatever works for you” they say!
But consider this – two contradictory “truths” cannot both be true. Two vehicles cannot occupy the same spot at the same time; the color red cannot also be the color blue; and up cannot be down, yet that is what our culture teaches
Jesus was standing before Pilate, being interrogated.
Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?”
Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
And this is where Pilate asks his immortal question (probably after a long pause of deafening silence during which he searched his own soul) – What is truth? Let’s consider what Jesus said is truth.
Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
The Bible makes it clear that Jesus is the very word of God and God’s word is truth – Jesus said He is truth. He is not one truth of many, He is THE truth – beside Him there is no other. By His own admission the Word of God is absolute truth.
So then if Jesus Christ is indeed truth, it begs the question – What will we do with truth? What will we do with Jesus Christ?
C.S. Lewis put forth a wonderful argument that fits well here – Jesus was either a Liar, a Lunatic, or Lord.
Either Jesus was not God and knowingly lied and said that He was, or He was a lunatic who thought He was God even though He wasn’t or He in fact was Lord and everything He said was true.
The evidence all agrees that what Jesus said was and is true. So what then will you do with the truth of Jesus?
Will you suppress the truth? Or will you surrender to it?
If you suppress it just remember that truth is always true – whether we accept it or not.
If you surrender to it then live your life according to the truth of God’s word.
What is truth? Jesus Christ is truth!