How is Jesus “the Truth”?
Jesus was sent from for a reason – YOU!
You were Created (you are!) For a reason. Do you think/dwell on your reason?
ALL world religions are. Fact! But, The Word of God, The Creator of ALL that is (seen and unseen) has stated fact! No one goes to The Presence of The Creator for always but via The Word of God – Jesus.
Truth is rooted in the eternal God Who is all powerful (power-filled; God’s Essence is The source of all!) and unchangeable. Jesus prayed, “Sanctify them by the truth; Your Word is Truth” (John 17:17).
First off, we believe that God’s Essence is Love and Wisdom. He is The Source of all that is good and true. Evil is the result of Mankind’s choice of turning away from that Love and indulging in selfish, materialistic desires instead. Humans must be able to choose evil to remain in spiritual freedom. If we are compelled to choose good, we have no choice at all.
God Loves saints and sinners alike. On any given day, we are both. As fallible humans, we can never earn God’s Love through adherence to any moral code. By our very nature, we are imperfect and prone to making mistakes. But God is absolute mercy, always seeking to draw us to Himself. Often it is through our times of failure that He is best able to effect union with us. Those places where our ego cracks are a way for Him to enter our lives once we reject our selfish loves and turn to Him.
God condemns no one. It’s our own withdrawal that makes us feel judged. Just as we can hide ourselves in a cave to escape the sun’s rays, we can emotionally block the perception of God’s Love flowing into our lives. But our choosing the dark doesn’t mean that the sun’s not shining. And shutting our hearts to divine presence is our issue, not God’s. We sometimes feel that God’s punishing us when we sin, but it’s actually the sin itself that causes us to suffer. When we decide to reject a behavior because it’s harmful to ourselves and to others, and choose instead a life of compassion, we see that God has been there all along.
Truth is far more than facts. It’s not just something we act upon. It acts upon us. We can’t change the truth, but the truth can change us. It sanctifies (sets us apart) from the falsehoods woven into our sin natures.
As Christ the living Word is truth, so his written word is truth. Though heaven and earth will pass away, God’s truth never will.
Over half the New Testament uses of “truth” (aletheia) are in John’s gospel. Truth is reality. It’s the way things really are. What seems to be and what really is are often not the same. As I develop in my novel Deception, “Things are not as they appear.” To know the truth is to see accurately. To believe what isn’t true is to be blind.
God has written His truth on human hearts, in the conscience (Romans 2:15). Shame and twinges of conscience come from a recognition that truth has been violated. When the world hears truth, if spoken graciously, many are drawn to it by the moral vacuum they feel. The heart longs for truth—even the heart that rejects it.
Truth is far more than a moral guide. Jesus declared, “I am the way, the truth and the life; no man comes to the Father but by Me” (John 14:6). He didn’t say He would show the truth or teach the truth or model the truth. He is the truth. Truth personified. He is the source of all truth, the embodiment of truth and therefore the reference point for evaluating all truth-claims.