The Truth

For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, even as you walk in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 3 John 1:3-4

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. 2 Cor. 13:8

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
2 Tim. 3:7

In John’s letters (especially) the words “truth”, “in truth” and “the truth” appear many times. Paul also refers to “the truth” many times. The Lord Jesus often taught on the subject of truth.

People often get hung up over the word “doctrine” (Didaskalo) which means teaching. The only doctrines we should get hung up over are the “doctrines of men”. Never get perturbed or cross-eyed over any doctrine of the Bible.

Look at the doctrines or teachings of the Bible as “the truth”. You would never want to get disturbed about the truth, right?

In short, the way the New Covenant text deals with the issue of truth is that it personifies truth as concerning the nature of the Son of God, who claimed to be “the truth”. Any objection to Bible truth is an objection to the Son of God, and any such thing is highly objectionable to Him.

If the truth of God’s Word is not vitally important to you it is bcos Jesus Christ is not important to you. In such a scenario such a person has “another jesus” and not the real one, IF they do not receive the love of the truth.

The relevance of Scripture truth (doctrine) is this: The truth in Jesus Christ is the ONLY truth in the entire world – it is like one little fish named “truth” swimming in a vast ocean of lies – this is the context in which God sends us the truth of His word. It is to separate you from a world of lies, and from the “father of lies”, the “father of liars”. If you don’t love the truth in Jesus you will get swallowed up by the sharks infesting the sea of lies, and this means you will believe lies and think they are the truth – it means you will accept a fake Jesus and not the One described in the Bible.

Then said Jesus to those Jews who believed on him, If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed; And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:31-32

Not only the anointing and power of the Holy Spirit sets us free, but primarily it is the truth of God’s Word which sets us free from sin, the world and the devil. The Holy Spirit uses the truth of God’s Word to work His mighty power in us.

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