By r. a. Posted Sun., Dec.04, 2016
One of the most eternally significant questions posed by an unbeliever was the one presented to the Messiah by Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor of Judaea. Messiah had stated that he “came into the world to testify to the truth”. Pilate sarcastically and cynically asked: “What is the truth?”
Today, nearly all the world spews Pilate’s cynicism. They sneer, mock, scorn and laugh when presented with the question – what is the truth.
Some say truth is a power play, a construct created by the elite to control the ignorant masses. To some, truth is subjective, the individual world of preference and opinion. Others believe truth is a collective judgment -what the majority believes to be true. While some believe it to be the product of cultural consensus, and still others, flatly deny the concept of truth altogether.
As Isaiah, the prophet of Israel declared: “… for truth has fallen to the streets and justice cannot enter”.
So, what is the truth?
If one claims to possess “the truth”, that truth must square with the word of the Creator-God as revealed in the bible. If it doesn’t plumb/gel with same, then it is not the truth. For, “the truth” does not contradict itself.
The biblical word of the Creator-God must be the plumb-line, the touchstone by which all other claims of truth must be tested and measured.
In other words, “the truth” is that which is in accord and agreement with the “mind”, “will” and “character” of the great I AM, the Creator-God.
He is “the author, source, determiner, governor, arbiter, ultimate standard, and final judge of all truth”. As Messiah declared: “Sanctify them (disciples) by Your truth. Your word is truth” (John 17:17).
I am fully persuaded that every person has been born with an innate “knowing” that a Creator-God exists. Unfortunately, our authority figures have convinced the collective that there is no Creator-God. They claim everything in this world came about as the result of a “big bang” and evolved into the beauty, glory, power, and life forms we see.
“The Truth” is there is a Creator-God and the denial of this involves a deliberate disbelief – it’s an intentional rejection of the Creator and his laws.
Lastly, “The Truth” is the Creator’s law, his commandments, his testimonies and these are everlasting eternal truths and they can hammer to pieces all lies.
Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
Sources: King James Bible, Jerusalem Bible and www.gty.org