What Is Truth? Philosophers and theologians have asked this question for ages. Satan’s first temptation to Eve, came in casting doubt on God’s truth. Pilate asked Jesus that very question:
“Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, ‘You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Every one who is of the truth hears my voice.’ Pilate said to him, ‘What is truth?'” John 18:37, 38.
We hear politicians calling the President a liar. Republicans call Democrats liars and vice versa. Politicians broadcast “”facts” about healthcare reform, and then we find out these are fiction and not facts. The Bible tells us that the Lord detests lying (Proverbs 12:22)
Today we are bombarded by news outlets on radio, television, and the Internet. There was a time in my life when what you heard on TV news was considered the truth. That time has long passed. When I was in grade school, we used to read about citizens in Russia, China, and other countries run by totalitarian governments, being deceived by “propaganda.” I used to wonder how people could be so blind as to not recognize it for what it was. Today, I no longer wonder. Our American culture is eat up with Secular Humanism and bombarded by propaganda on every side.
Watch this video and you may never watch the news in the same way! It is part of a documentary called “How Then Shall We Live” by Dr. Francis Schaeffer. You can get this DVD in its entirety at http://www.theapologeticsgroup.com.
What is the real root of Truth and of Lies? We can find out in God’s Word:
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; . . . For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” John 1:14, 17.
“Why do you not understand what I say? . . . you are of your father the devil. . . . He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” John 8:43, 44.
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life.'” JOHN 14:6.
“He who does what is true, comes to the light.” John 3:21.
“And I will pray the Father, and he will give you . . .the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; you know him, for he dwells with you, and will be in you.” JOHN 14:16, 17.
“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth.” John 16:13.
“Let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God; for God is love.” I John 4:7, 8.
“Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in Him, ‘If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.'” John 8:31, 32.