Truth or Consequences By George Stroh July 11, 2011 ...Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me."(John 14:6)
Pontius Pilate spoke those infamous words; "What is truth?" (John 18:38). He was questioning the Lord Jesus Christ, the very personification of truth. Jesus didn't even bother answering him, knowing that Pilate wouldn't know the truth even if the Truth was standing right in front of him!
Most people believe that "truth" is a relative thing. You hear people say things like; "You have your truth and I have my truth". Meaning, I assume, that truth is a personal thing and therefore, no one has the only truth. Or maybe they think everyone has all the truth.
Common sense, as well as the Bible, clearly tells us that biblical truth is not relative or subjective. Of course we may not understand everything in the Bible, but that does not give us license to ignore biblical truth or deny it's reality. It is the work of the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth(John 16:13). Furthermore, God's word is truth;"Sanctify them in the truth, Your word is truth." (John 17: 17)
While it may temporarily quiet one's conscience, there are severe consequences for ignoring or rationalizing away the truth of the Bible. Those who believe that truth is relative and that there are many ways and means to worship and please God, need to understand what Jesus said; "I am the way, and the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father but through Me."
Satan, false teachers and those who listen to them will be judged by God for distorting, ignoring, rationalizing and denying God's truth as reveled in Jesus and in His word; "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness."(Romans 1:18)
Most people, like Pilate, don't really want to hear the truth about themselves, their sinfulness, the exclusive salvation gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and the consequences of not believing in Him alone. But just as He did, we must continue to tell everyone who will listen the truth. Maranatha!