“The truth will set you free”
Universities all around the world have that verse set in stone on their buildings. In a court of law we are sworn to” tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you God.” We ask our children to be truthful. We demand the truth. Or, is Jack Nicholson right, and we “can’t handle the truth!”
In John 18:35 Pilate asks, “What is truth?”
According to Merriam-Webster, the truth is a statement that is known to be correct as corroborated by evidence or related experience.
The Greek word for truth is aletheia, which translates to “hiding nothing”.
Truth is not simply whatever works. Lies can appear to “work”, but they are still lies.
Truth is not what makes people feel good. Unfortunately, bad news can be true.
Truth is not what the majority says is true. 51% of a group can reach a wrong conclusion.
Truth is not simply what is believed. If someone believes a lie it is still a lie.
Do you believe everything you see on TV, read in the newspaper or on- line? Why do we spend more time reading and watching what we know is a lie rather than reading about what we know is “truth”?
We are so often distracted by the lies of this world that we are blind to the priceless gift God offers.
Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” John 14:6
Maybe the truth isn’t a what.
Maybe the truth is a “Who”.