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Taylor: What is truth from a biblical perspective?

Truth is getting a lot of attention these days. With this column, I want to write about truth from a biblical perspective. Webster’s dictionary defines truth as the true or actual state of a matter, conformity with fact or reality, a verified or indisputable fact.

In John’s gospel, the 14th chapter, Jesus is comforting His disciples. He has told them that He will be betrayed. He also tells them that He shall only be with them a little while longer. He also tells them that where He is going, they cannot come. All of this, of course, is Jesus preparing them for His death and crucifixion and His subsequent raising from the dead to be at the right hand of God the Father in Heaven.

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As He is speaking to them Thomas said to Him, “Lord we do not know where you are going, and how can we know the way?” Jesus then said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

This is a powerful statement because Jesus is saying if you want to get to Heaven you must come through Me. In other words, believe in the Son of God and be saved. Jesus also said to Thomas, “I am truth.” How can Jesus be truth if truth is a thing and not a person. We know from Webster’s definition above that truth is a verified or indisputable fact not a person.

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However, when we look at this from a biblical perspective, we have a better understanding why Jesus said, “I am truth.”

Jesus is the Son of God. He is the second person of the Trinity. God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. The Bible says in John’s gospel that “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was God, and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”

John’s gospel gives us three vital truths about the word which is Jesus. That He existed in the beginning, He was with God the Father and by His divine nature He is God. John’s gospel also says that the word became flesh. That is to say that Jesus Christ who is divine became a man and dwelt temporarily among us.

As Christians we take a biblical world view. That is to say that we see truth and what is true according to the word of God. The holy Bible. That is why Jesus being the word could say I am truth. That is not to say however that truth as defined by Webster’s is wrong.

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Truth is in fact a verified or indisputable fact. We just believe as Christians the facts are laid out in the Bible. We believe every answer to life and the truth on any topic is laid out in the Bible. Jesus was saying to us it is an indisputable fact that I am the Son of God. I am the way, the truth and the life.

Our challenge during these difficult days in our world’s history is to get into the word for ourselves and seek out the truth. In a world today of much fake news and made up facts should we not at least study the Bible and see what God has to say to us on each new topic?

My hope and prayer are that many will search it out and find in fact that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.

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