You are a king, then! said Pilate. Jesus answered, You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me. What is truth?
Romans 8:3 NLT
The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins.
John 1:14 NIV84
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Do not think that I came to destroy the law or the prophets. I did not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For assuredly I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law until all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
God’s law is a Teacher.
Galatians 3:24-25 NKJV
Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ. The law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.
God’s law is a Mirror.
For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.
Romans 7:7C NLT
I would never have known that coveting is wrong if the law had not said, You must not covet.
God’s law is a Map.
Psalms 119:105 ESV
Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
John 8:44C NLT
He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Romans 1:18, 22, 25
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth. Although they claim to be wise, they became fools. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie.
John 14:6 NLT
I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through Me.
John 18:37 NIV
Pilate said, “So you are a king?” Jesus responded, “You say I am a king. Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.” “What is truth?” Pilate asked.
What you believe to be true determines how you behave.
John 8:44b NIV
He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Romans 1:18, 22, 25 NIV
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness. Although they claim to be wise, they became fools…they exchanged the truth of God for a lie…
Relativism is the assumption that there is no such thing as absolute truth.
Hegelian Dialectic: Thesis + Antithesis = Synthesis
Subjectivism – I, the subject, have the right to determine what is right and wrong without submitting my judgement to any authority outside myself.
Truth is not just a what but a who.
John 14:6 NIV
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 1:1-2, 14 NIV
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
What you believe as truth will determine how you behave and how you behave has ramifications not just in this world but in eternity.
John 8:32 NIV
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.