What is truth?

With everything going on in the world with some people believing this and others believing different things, it’s hard for some people to believe that something is definite and certain in this world. People believe and listen to different beliefs all the time but one of them must be wrong and false since they eventually contradict each other.

36 “My kingdom is not of this world,” said Jesus. “If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I wouldn’t be handed over to the Jews. As it is, My kingdom does not have its origin here.” “You are a king then?” Pilate asked. “You say that I’m a king,” Jesus replied. “I was born for this, and I have come into the world for this: to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to My voice.” “What is truth?” said Pilate. After he had said this, he went out to the Jews again and told them, “I find no grounds for charging Him.”
John 18:36-38

In this passage, Jesus is being questioned by Pilate, the governor of the area at the time under Roman Rule. Jesus admits to his kingdom not being of this world right now and that his purpose was to come for all who would believe and listen to the truth. Then Pilate asks him “what is truth?”

Now this is interesting that he doesn’t ask what is the truth but rather what is it. He walked to get into a philosophical discussion about his views rather knowing the truth and coming to God himself. This isn’t surprising really since his position would require him to have been exposed to many different views. In Rome, they believed and worship many gods and had many different beliefs about certain things. Of course these beliefs would contradict each other at some point on some subject and Pilate could have been wondering if they could all be true at the same time.

Of course they can’t but that’s what a lot of people tend to believe. They believe in ‘his or her truth’ along with different groups having their truth. Just like a lot of people believe that anyone can get to Heaven if they are sincere, this is severely wrong since the different religions and ways to God contradict on this very important issue.

Jesus says that he is the way the truth and the life and no one comes to the father except through him, whereas Islam says that you have to do more good deeds than bad or die in a holy war. Buddhism says that you need to let go of all earthly attachments and go into nirvana(their version of heaven). One of them must be wrong at some point.

Of course in my belief, that is through Jesus Christ. I have multiple reasons that include how God has changed me and those around me, the prophecies that have been fulfilled about him and all the evidence from history, archeology and science that proves everything the Bible has said.

So in reality, we all have to answer the question of “what is truth?” Just like Pilate did. Is it subjective or objective? Is it a rule book or a loving hand reaching out to us from a revived son of God?

If you have any questions or disagreements just comment below or message me and I’ll respond when I can.

Published by Mtclark2014

Just an average guy that loves Jesus, football and wanting to learn more about God everyday. I post my devotions and lessons on here to gather my thoughts together. So if I make a mistake, tell me and if you know places where I can learn more, tell me that too. I hope y’all have a great day.

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