We live in a digital information era. If anything, we have information and data overload. One thing that most all of us feel and think is that a lot of information, especially from our news media cannot be trusted. It might not be a complete lie, but it will be half-truths with a political slant and bias. What can we believe?
IN A TIME OF DECEIT, WHAT IS TRUTH AND WHO IS TRUTH?
In light of some of our currents events I am driven in my spirit to write about TRUTH. This will be about four or five parts long and will give first Scriptures about truth and then I will share some thoughts about how I see Truth versus the falsehood we are experiencing.
We as believers say that we stand for truth. With the way things are happening in the world in which we live we will get a chance to prove to God, to our Christian brothers and sisters, and to ourselves if truth is really important to us and if we really embrace it.
WHO IS TRUTH? These are ABSOLUTE in TRUTH:
1. GOD IS TRUTH:
**Well we know from the Word of God that God is truth and there is no error in Him at all. Not only does He not lie but He cannot lie.
(Numbers 23:19 ESV) God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?
**The only standard whereby we can seal a promise is by the One who is the God of Truth.
(Isaiah 65:16 ESV) So that he who blesses himself in the land shall bless himself by the God of truth, and he who takes an oath in the land shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten and are hidden from my eyes.
**God is not only truth but He is also unchangeable. There is no wavering in His Word, His promises or His character.
(Hebrews 6:17 ESV) So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath,
(Hebrews 6:18 ESV) so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.
**Our Lord Jesus Christ declares that God is true and that His words are true.
John 3:33-34 ESV Whoever receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true. (34) For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure.
John 7:28 ESV So Jesus proclaimed, as he taught in the temple, "You know me, and you know where I come from. But I have not come of my own accord. He who sent me is true, and him you do not know.
**Our eternal life is because we know the ONLY TRUE GOD, through our Lord Jesus Christ.
John 17:3 ESV And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSI Ministry, RSI School of Ministry, and RSI Publishing L.L.C..