Some Thoughts About Truth
John Lennon once sang a song, the chorus of which said:
"All I want is the truth!
Just give me some truth!"
Clearly John Lennon was raising a very important issue, namely, if there is truth where can it be found?
1) I believe truth exists
2) I believe that the purest of all truth is to be found in God's Word, The Bible.
Why do I believe these things? I believe them because Jesus Christ believed them. In one of His great prayers for his followers Jesus made the following request of God the Father followed by an objective truth-claim about the nature of the Bible:
"Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth"
One way to answer this is to make the observation that genuine truth has always been controversial. Even the pagan philosophers of the ancient world realized this - take this quote from Plato for instance:
Did you notice in the above quote how Plato, inadvertently aligns himself with a couple of the constant drumbeats of the Bible? Plato, not only acknowledges that truth exists but that those who believe in the truth and disseminate the truth will encounter mocking opposition.
Let me encourage you to ignore the opposition - whether that opposition comes from outside of you or inside of you. Read the Bible. Pray that the Lord would help you to understand His truth. And as you do so, be encouraged that God's Word declares: