In John 18:38, Pontius Pilate asks Jesus: “What is truth?” In Latin, the language of the Roman empire, his question is Quid est veritas?
Even today, defining Truth is still fluid, still elusive.
Worldly truth and biblical Truth. Relative truth and Absolute Truth.
Today, many define “truth” as what is true for themself – their own relative truth, as it relates to themself.
Even in the church, is the “Truth” taught the Absolute Truth? Or is it riddled by misinterpretation and mis-extrapolation?
Is the “Truth” the church teaches holy or “hole-ly”?
Do You Wonder?
- Do you wonder if what you have been taught in the church about the Bible is true?
- Do you wonder if the doctrine you have been taught in the church is “the Truth, the whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth”?
- Do you wonder if the Christian practices you have been taught in the church are actually biblically based?
- Do you wonder if the Jesus of the church is the same as the Messiah of the Bible?
Are You Seeking?
- Are you seeking something “more” than what you have found in church?
- Are you seeking to know, by your own personal experience, the Truth of The Word, the Bible?
- Are you seeking to know, by your own personal experience, the Divine?
Do You Have Doubts, Questions?
- Do you have doubts about the Christian Faith?
- Do you have doubts about your Christian Faith?
- Do you have questions about the Bible?
- Do you have questions about Discipleship?
- Do you have questions about becoming and being a Disciple and making Disciples?
Then, Yes, My Word On The Word is for You
- Join me as we examine the Bible, The Word, together.
- Join me as we ask:
- What does the Bible say?
- What does the Bible not say?
- Join me as we discover the background and history of biblical times.
- Join me as we explore connections linking the Old and the New Testaments together in one great Story.
- Join me as we check out the origins of church traditions and consider their validity in the Faith.
But, Back to Pilate’s Question
33 So Pilate entered his headquarters again and called Jesus and said to him, “Are you the King of the Jews?”
36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” 37 Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose, I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world–to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” 38 Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” After he had said this, he went back outside to the Jews and told them, “I find no guilt in him. John 18:33, 36-38 ESV
Jesus knew His purpose. He knew the purpose of His life.
- He was born to be king, but of a kingdom not of this world.
- He was born to bear witness to the truth of this kingdom, His kingdom.
- He was born to be “the Way, the Truth and the Light.” (John 14:6)
Pilate asked “What is truth?
Do you know the Truth?
It’s ok to doubt, if you check it out!
I invite you to join me in this journey of discovery.
- Share this blog with others, whether they are doubting, or not.
- Take what I say and CHECK IT OUT FOR YOURSELF!
Be a Berean!
Let us join with the Bereans by eagerly, diligently, searching for the Truth in The Word.
Now these Jews [the people of Berea] were more noble than the those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. Acts 17:11 ESV