WHAT IS TRUTH?
Delivered By
Pastor Fred & Asst. Pastor Veronice Williams
Delivered On
April 15, 2012
Central Passage
JOHN 18:37-38
Subject
WHAT IS TRUTH?
Description

WHAT IS TRUTH?

 

April 15, 2012

 

JOHN 18:37-38

(37).  Pilate therefore saith unto him, art thou a king then?  Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king.  To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth.  Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

(38).  Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?  And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.

 

Truth:  Conformity to fact or actuality; faithfulness to an original or to a standard.

In the old and new testaments, truth is a fundamental moral and personal quality of God.  God proclaimed that He is merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth. (Exodus 34:6), (Psalms 108:4).

He is a God of Truth...without injustice (Deuteronomy 32:4); (Jeremiah 10:10).

Furthermore all of his paths are "Mercy and Truth" (Psalms 25:10).  Frequently, in the Psalmes God's Mercy and Truth are joined together.  (Psalms 57:3), (Psalms 89:14) & (Psalms 115:1). 

All of God's works, precepts, and judgments are done in righteousness and truth. (Psalms 96:13) & (Psalms 111:7-8)

Truth is a moral and personal characteristic of God.  He is "The God of Truth".  (Isaiah 65:16) & Jeremiah 4:1-2)

The Psalmist declared, "Your Law is Truth", (Psalms 119:142).  "All your commandments are truth (Psalms 119:151), and the entirety of your word is truth (Psalms 119:160).

Because of God's perfect nature and will, he has to speak and act in truth.  He can not lie (1st Samuel 15:24-29), (Hebrews 6:18) & (James 1:17-18).

Jesus is the word of God, who became flesh, "the only begotten of the father, full of "Grace and Truth" (John 1:14).

Jesus spoke nothing but truth that He heard from his Father.  (John 8:40)

He promised his disciples that He would send the "Spirit of Truth" and His purpose for coming (John 14:16-17), (John 15:26) & (John 16:13-14).

Jesus and the revelation which the Spirit of Truth gave through His Apostles are the final, ultimate revelation and definition of truth about God, Man, Redemption, History and the World.

The law was given through Moses, but Grace and Truth came through Jesus Christ. (John 1:17)

God is Truth, The Spirit is Truth, and Jesus is Truth.  Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6)