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WHAT IS TRUTH?
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. 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 fault in Him at all,” St. John 18: 37-40.
Jesus came into this world to make known the truth, and to govern men not by force, but by spiritual influence. “What is truth?” By this question, Pilate manifested both his ignorance of our Lord’s meaning, and his indifference in respect to His doctrine. I find in Him no fault, the Holy Ghost caused to be written on an imperishable record, that it might stand an eternal monument of the falsehood of the Jews, and the perfect innocence of Jesus Christ. What is truth? Truth sat in person and bound before Pilate. Pilate was eager to comply with the custom in order to release an innocent prisoner, but he had not measured the depths of the Jewish hate, which could demand, instead, a robber and a murderer. The Jews preferred Barabbas to the Son of God, the Saviour of the world.
When Christ said, I am the Truth; he said in effect, I am a king. He conquers by convincing evidence of truth, He rules by the commanding power of truth. Many souls out there in the world are searching for the truth, but there are so many preachers out there today, and each one is saying I am teaching the truth, how many truths are there today, not everybody can be teaching the truth. So who do I believe, what do I believe? How many gospels do we have? Each one has a different doctrine, one teaches the Baptism in Jesus name, another teaches speaking in tongues as the Spirit of God gives the utterances, another does not believe in either one.
What is truth? The dictionary meaning is Fact, reality, honesty, certainty. When Jesus said, unless you believe and are baptized, you shall in no wise enter into the Kingdom of God. He told you the truth. Whom do you want to believe God or man? Little by little, the preachers are allowing the world to come into the churches today. They are trying to bring God down to please and pacify man, instead of coming up to where they belong to meet God’s standards. But that will not work; mankind has to go by the laws of Jesus Christ. Our self-righteousness is not good enough. A lot of people do not want to listen to sound doctrine today, they are happy living in a world of pretense. They let and they let until they are all out of the way. They let until the truth has completely slipped away from them.
Preachers today, are worried, concerned and even afraid to preach the truth of God’s word. They are afraid that their own congregation will not accept the truth or that the world system will not tolerate them speaking out against certain sins, like shacking-up, or the same sex marriages, or anything that is classified as sin. What is truth? Do you want the preacher to tell you that it is okay to do these things, when it is not? How can the word of God have any effect, if it is watered down to please the people?
Do you think that because Jesus died for your sins that give you the right to go out and do anything you want to do? No, it does not. A sin is a sin, whether you like it or not. Preachers that are called by God cannot water down the word of God just to please the people.
God told Isaiah 58:1, “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgressions.”
Water down word of God cannot be effective and do the job that God intended it to do. People today seem to want to believe a lie more so than the truth. The prophets of old were killed for telling the truth. Jesus was murdered on an old rugged cross for telling the truth. The Apostles were beaten, stoned, imprisoned, persecuted, and others were martyred, except for John, all for the Gospel. Did the truth die with them? Cannot the truth be told anymore? Has people forgotten what truth is? What is truth? God’s word is truth. If you reject Jesus, you reject truth.