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What Is Truth?

The Bible has many powerful statements concerning TRUTH. In fact, Jesus made most of these statements. Read "Who is Jesus Christ" and "What is the Word of God" to understand why Jesus is qualified to reveal the TRUTH to us and why the Bible is the means by which it is revealed.

Following is a list of some of these biblical references that Jesus made regarding TRUTH.

What Jesus said about TRUTH to Pilate

"You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth." JOHN 18:37

Jesus on trial before Pilate

What Jesus said about TRUTH to His disciples:

John 14:6
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

John 8:31-32
 31To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
John 3:3
3In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."
 4"How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!"
 5Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. 6Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again.'

John 12:24
24I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.

What does Jesus mean when he says that He is the Truth?

I believe Jesus came to testify about the TRUE nature of God.  He testified not only before us, but also before all the timeless angelic beings (those in heaven and those demons who fell to earth with Satan).  I believe he came to combat the lies of Satan, who slandered God before Eve in the Garden of Eden, and who continues to misrepresent God to people today.    He died while acting out and defending the sacrificial nature of our Father, God.

Is there such a thing as absolute truth? Or is truth subjective and based on my own emotions and perspective at the time? Yes, some things are subjective such as whether or not coconut cream pie is delicious or not. However, I'm not talking about opinions. I'm talking about facts. If anything is a fact, then it is true.

If you were visiting me and told me that there were some intricately designed and lavishly colored wild turkeys running around in my backyard, it either IS TRUE or it IS NOT TRUE. There are only two options. The only way I will know for sure is if I look out the window and see for myself. If I take a moment to consider what you are saying, regardless of my past history with turkeys in my yard, and if I actually look out the window, I will truly be amazed and blessed by what I see. (This is true....there were some very beautiful wild turkeys near my home. I had never seen such beautifullly designed turkeys before! They had polka dots on their bodies!!!)

I believe the same is true with respect to the claims of Jesus. Instead of believing someone else's opinion about Jesus, we need to look at him, listen to & consider his words, observe his life and his claims, test his teachings and make up our own minds. I pray that God will give you the courage to do this.

Some Other Passages where Jesus talks about TRUTH:

There are many other passages where Jesus talks about truth.  He mentions the word "truth" at least 33 times in the gospel of John.  To do a more in depth study, go to the online Bible referenced by the Christian fish symbol at the bottom navigation bar.