“Truth”, Selma’s Pulpit

What is Truth?

The following Scripture verses are from the Protestant Christian Bible New Testament:

John 18:36 NKJV – Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.”

John 18:37 NKJV – Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say [rightly] that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”

John 18:38 NKJV – Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, “I find no fault in Him at all.”

For centuries men have asked and debated about this question, “what is truth?”

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 Many people believe that truth is subjective. A dictionary definition of subjective is ” relating to, or arising within one’s self or mind , in contrast to what is outside”.

In other words, it means that a person believes that the truth about something is whatever they choose to believe about it, regardless of the evidence to the contrary.

So if the truth is subjective, someone could say that they believe the sky is green and the grass is blue!

 Does that make it true?

When it comes to religious beliefs, the majority of people believe the truth is subjective.

Many believe that they can go to heaven just because they are a morally good person. But is that the truth?

Many believe that they will go to heaven because of their good works. Is that the truth?

Many believe that the “church” can pray them out of purgatory into heaven. Is that truth?

Many people believe that there are numerous gods, and they need to pay tribute to all of them. Is that truth?

Many believe that Jesus is just “another god”, one of many.

Many believe that Jesus was just a good man, or a great prophet. But are these beliefs true?

John 14:6 KJV – Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

The above Scripture verse is from the Protestant Christian Bible New Testament.

Jesus is saying He is THE TRUTH. He is the ONLY way of Salvation, the ONLY way to the Father (GOD) in heaven.

John 3:16 RSV – For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son (Jesus), that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:17 RSV – For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.

John 3:18 RSV – He who believes in him is not condemned; he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

The word “saved” in vs. 17 above means to be spiritually born again.

In John 3:3, Jesus said, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

The phrase “see the kingdom of God” means to go to heaven.

To be born again is to believe that Jesus is the Son of God.

Who died on the Cross as a substitutionary Sacrifice for all of mankind, His precious Blood was an Atonement for sin; that He was resurrected and ascended to the right hand of His Father (God) in Heaven.

Additionally, to be spiritually born again, one needs to surrender your heart and will fully to God, desiring Him to be Lord of your life, and living a life of obedience to the Word of God, that is, the teachings of Jesus, the Apostles and Evangelists in the Protestant Christian Bible New Testament.

That alone is TRUTH!

Protestant Christian Missionary Selma

September 2013

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