You Can’t Handle the Truth
Now a days, truth is a dirty word. For many there is no truth. Truth has become an old-fashioned term because, for many, it really has become meaningless. We live in a society that celebrates post-modernity. Even some, so-called, Christian groups hold to a post-modern worldview, which endorses the concept that truth is subjective. Truth is really only applicable to each individual, and it is based on their experiences. This means, essentiality, that truth for you could be different than truth for me. So, what’s the big deal? Well, is that statement true for everyone or just for the person saying it? Of course, my question is the answer.
Truth is not a dirty word. Truth is beautiful because it is unchanging, certain, and universal. People don’t like truth because they can’t handle the implications of it. For there to be truth there must be a being that is above and beyond it. A being that didn’t create truth, but who is truth. Who am I speaking of? The God of the Bible.
God came in the flesh to reveal himself in a way that humanity had never seen before. This is what he, Jesus Christ, had to say about himself:
‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’ -John 14:6, ESV
Jesus, God in the flesh, affirms that he is the truth. This is why so many people cannot handle the idea of truth. If you accept truth, you need to have a foundation for it. The God of the Bible is the only way to accept truth. However, Jesus knew that many would not accept his message. Not only that, while Jesus was being interrogated by Pontius Pilate he said these words:
Then Pilate said to him, ‘So you are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.’ -John 18:37
Jesus says that one must be of truth to hear his voice. Today, I want to plead with you to listen to the voice of truth. I pray that God will reveal himself to you and make you a person of truth. We operate under the premise of truth, even though we deny truth often. Thankfully, the God of truth is patient and loving to those who deny truth. I pray that you will become a child of truth.
Thanks for reading.
Posted on August 10, 2012, in Christianity, Culture, Theology and tagged Christianity, Culture, Jesus, Jesus Christ, reformed theology, Salvation, theology, truth. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.