The Gospel

What is truth?

This is the most important question a person can ask. Laurence Peter dismissed it, answering, “Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses is in the eye of the beholder.” The question remains, whether or not one thinks truth is subjective. It seems strange that reality would be denied so readily. This usually is the case when it is not liked. Jesus was quoted in the Bible saying, “I am the way, the truth, and the life no man comes to the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)

If Jesus claimed to be the truth, who was he?

The Bible tells us that Jesus is the image of the invisible God. (Col. 1:15) He is equally God and man. (Phil 2:6-8) His power and perfection scare many people away. His peers’ fear turned to hatred and they crucified him after he was asked this vital question. He said to them, “But now you seek to kill me, a man who told you the truth.” (John 8:40) Unknown to them, Jesus was planning on this death. It was the only way he could open the eyes of the blind to the truth: saving from destruction.

He did it because of his love for you.

Truth is defined by Collins Dictionary as being factual, faithful, exact, correct and genuine. Jesus Christ proved to be all of these and more. He rose from the dead. Truth is unchanging as he is, being raised from the dead. His love for you remains as strong and he wants you to come to him. “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” (John 8:32)