Dan Delzell on Truth is a Person, a Message, and a Lifestyle

The Roman governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate, asked Jesus this monumental question prior to ordering Christ’s crucifixion: “What is truth?” And like Pilate, many today ponder the same question in their quest to discover the ultimate meaning of life.

Spiritual blindness prevents people from seeing and believing the truth. (2 Cor. 4:4) Man is born into a world of spiritual darkness, and must be born again if he is going to experience spiritual light. (John 3:7)

Scripture reveals that “truth” is a Person, a message and a lifestyle. Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) You will never know truth until you know Jesus.

Natural man assumes there must be a variety of ways to get to God. Jesus declared that the road is narrow and there is actually only one way to the Father. (Matt. 7:13,14) Truth is not determined by votes or polls. Truth is defined by the Creator of the universe, period.

When instructing others, Jesus would sometimes begin with the phrase, “I tell you the truth.” And you know what? Every word from the Messiah’s mouth remains perfectly true today. Every word from Jesus is golden.

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Many people have been mislead by the idea that there is no such thing as absolute truth. How ironic that this absolute claim purports to refute the notion of absolutes. It is not only a self-contradictory proposition, but it also runs counter to the message of Jesus.

When you receive Christ as your Savior, the truth begins to fill your heart, soul and mind. This transformation leads to truthful living. The apostle John wrote, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” (3 John 1:4) Did you catch that? The truth is not only a Person and a message, but also a lifestyle, as I have previously addressed in the article, “The Truth Isn’t Only Something You Believe.”

In order to live the truth, one must first embrace the truthfulness of the Gospel. The alternative is to remain in spiritual darkness. There are only two options in the spiritual realm: (1) the light of the Gospel, and (2) the darkness of every other religious and philosophical path. This is why Jesus said that no one can come to the Father except through Him.

Jesus also said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12) Receiving the light of Christ into your heart produces light and hope in your daily walk. It involves a Person, a message and a lifestyle. Jesus is the author of truth.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Dan Delzell