What is the Truth?

Cassie was an adventurer. Her quest was for the Truth. She wanted the truth about life, death and everything that really matters. Her parents told her there was a God. Her science teacher told her He was a myth. And her friends told her a wide range of things in between.

Cassie’s mission was to separate reality from opinion. She was tired of believing in whatever made her feel good at the time. She was ready for the real deal. She called it Truth, and she wanted it.

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Jesus gave us a standard for Truth. He gave us himself.

Chances are your story is just like Cassie’s

You want the real deal Truth. You believe you’re tough enough to handle it, no matter how much it goes against your peers, your parents, or culture itself.

If you’ve made it to this point, then Jesus’ words would probably ring true to you: “[…] the truth will set you free.”

You feel like you would be free if you could just get your hands on Truth.

Jesus had a lot to say about Truth

When Jesus was on trial before He was crucified, He said:

[…]”You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”

– John 18:37

If you’re a Truth-seeker, like Cassie, then you’ll want to pay attention to the things that this man had to say. Let’s dig a little deeper. What did Jesus say about the Truth?

[…]”I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

– John 14:6

Jesus is the Truth. The truth is Jesus. Jesus = Truth.

Truth has a name, and that name is… yep, “Jesus”.

If you’ve been seeking Truth, then you’ve been seeking Jesus, even though you may not necessarily have known it. If you really want to know the Truth, then you need to know Jesus.

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At the beginning of this post, I shared a snippet of a Bible verse: “[…]the truth will set you free.” Look at this quote in the context of the whole verse and the verse before it:

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

– John 8:31-32

Two calls-to-action are hidden in there, as well as three promises:

First, you need to believe Him. Then you need to hold to His teaching. Then (first promise) you will be one of His disciples. Then you will know the Truth. Then the Truth will set you free.

Where are you?

  • Which stage are you at in your quest for the Truth?
  • What has been your biggest obstacle?
  • What advice do you want to pass on to fellow adventurers?

Come on, Truth seekers; let’s continue the conversation in the comments below.

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6 thoughts on “What is the Truth?

  1. Jordy I love to read the things that you write. It makes me think and it is good to know that others out there are thinking and wanting to know the truth. God does hold the truth if only we are willing to take the risk to find it. When we find the truth it must might come at a price. Thanks for your wise words.

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    1. Thinking is good when it leads to the freeing truth. And it can feel risky and difficult, especially when it means setting ourselves apart from the people we love by what we believe. But won’t it be so worth it when we make it to the end?

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