What is truth?

Jesus says in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” Jesus=Truth. Ultimately then we find truth in a person, not an idea that culture creates. You see truth is really important; a person can hold something to be a true, like Christianity, but if it is really false, then it doesn’t matter how strongly you believe that thing to be true. Let me give you an example. Let’s say it is raining outside and you are stuck in a windowless, soundproof room in your house and you cannot hear a peep. You can have all the reasons in the world to believe it is not raining outside and believe it with every fiber in your being. But since it is raining, then your strong belief is a false belief; it doesn’t match up with reality, what is actually real. Even if you got a thousand other people to agree with you in that windowless, soundproof room, it still wouldn’t matter. Because it is actually raining outside. In the same way believing anything else false is useless–there is no advantage to it. The apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15 says if Jesus didn’t rise from the dead, our faith is useless. As Christians, we can have faith Jesus rose from the dead, but if that actually didn’t happen, then we are to be pitied for our false belief. Instead our faith is grounded in truth, the historical, real truth of Jesus Christ rising from the dead.


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