Truth: What Is It?

Before he washed his hands of the guilt of crucifying Jesus, Pilot said to Jesus “What is truth?” (John 18:38)

Man has long struggled with this question.  Many in our society have lost sight of truth and of the ability to reach rational conclusions about truth.

Aristotle said absolute truth (Sophia) is knowable.   Aristotle also said – now read this slowly and carefully to get the meaning – “To say of what is that it is not, or of what is not that it is, is false, while to say of what is that it is, and of what is not that it is not, is true”.

Truth is absolute.

Absolute truth is truth. It is a statement that is true at all times and in all places. It is always true no matter what the circumstances. It is a fact that cannot be changed. For example, there are no round squares.

John 8:32 tells us we “shall know the truth and the truth shall make us free.

Truth in general is hard to find, you must work at it.  Many well-meaning people believe a thing to be true that is not, and they will tell you it is true when it is not.  Some people are not well-meaning and will tell you a lie is the truth to manipulate you, steal from you, to gain power, money, or advantage.  This is true in religion, science, journalism, finances, etc., you name it.  We absolutely must seek the truth and train ourselves to know it when we see it.

Failure to get to the truth when investing and you lose money. Failure to get the truth about your job and you may lose your job.  Failure to get the truth about God, his will, and what you are to do about it, and you will lose your soul for eternity!

How do we get sanctified? How do we find truth? “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth” (emphasis mine, John 17:17).

Put in the work, study God’s word…know the truth!