Wednesday, 20 January 2010

What is Truth?

John 18:37-38 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." Pilate said to him, "What is truth?" After he had said this, he went back outside to the Jews and told them, "I find no guilt in him.

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

Truth is often seen as something philosophical
but yet even in our society - we have felt the effects of truth and lies
it is indeed something very tangible

Truth is something reliable, it is rock-solid, it is there when everything else fails you - it is something to hold on to

A lie is something that is changing, it is a nothing, it does not exist, and it brings only doubt and fear and depression

Our society has come to a point that there is no truth (not that we have just come to it - as it seems Pontius Pilate was already postmodern!!) - therefore it means that there is nothing that we can rely on... the only truth is that life has no truth
- perhaps the only truth that we can hold on to - is death - therefore it is not truth - since we cannot grasp death

So when Jesus comes to show us that He is the Truth - He points us that there is only one Faithful One, One Rock, One Steadfast Being - the Truth is Christ, the Truth is the unchanging nature of God - that He is love

That Truth will indeed set people free

As we stand on the Rock of this Truth, we are then grounded
we are no longer on sinking or shaky ground

we are then built up to be free to love, to serve, to give

no one standing on shaky ground can give of himself, they must take, they must grasp, they must hold onto every strand of 'reality' that comes along

The one on the Rock is free... to pour himself out - even till death - because the Truth continues even after death is long gone

Come to Christ you who are shaky and weary of stepping on loose foundations - He will set your feet on solid ground - your foot will not slip

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