WHAT IS TRUTH?
During the month of August 2008, a question was posted on the blog: “One Mile Away From Eternity.” The question was drawn from a statement which read, “Let’s say that a cow’s tail is a leg. How many legs does a cow have?” The truth is that a cow was created with four legs. It can never have five legs. Truth is not what all that people call truth. Truth is what God says is truth and no man whoever can change it to mean something else. We have to be careful about what people nowadays call truth. We are to examine everything in the light of the Bible which is God’s inspired Eternal Word.
1. God’s law is truth– Psalms Ps 119:142-160
V.142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Your law is truth.
V.143 Trouble and anguish have overtaken me, yet Your commandments are my delights.
V.144 The righteousness of Your testimonies is everlasting; Give me understanding, and I shall
v.151 You are near , O Lord, and all Your commandments are truth.
v.152 Concerning Your testimonies, I have known of old that You have founded them forever...
v.160 The entirety of Your word is truth, and every one of Your righteous judgments endures
2. Jesus is truth – John 14:6
v.6 I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
3. The Holy Spirit - John 14:17
v.17 The Spirit of truth , whom the world cannot receive, because it never sees Him nor
knows Him; but you know Him , for He dwells with you and will be in you.
4. God's Word - John 17:17, 19
v.17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth...
v.19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.
5. Gospel - Galatians 2:5, 14
v.5 ...to whom we did not yield submission even for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might
continue with you.
v.14 But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to
Peter before them all, if you, being a Jew, live in the manner of Gentiles and not as the
Jews, why do you compel Gentiles to live as Jews?
Therefore let us all walk in God’s truth, for God’s truth will set us free indeed from the snares and shrewdness of Satan. The only truth is according to God in His Word and not according to people in their creed. Remember that in the last days many false prophets and false Christs shall arise and will seek to deceive even the elect. Now is high time that the pilgrims be grounded and anchored in God’s truth. Amen
Samuel M. Ntawiniga