This week’s post dovetails with the one on assurance from last week in that it addresses a similar question. I often hear people say things like, “I am a realist” or “I believe in the truth”, which on the surface sounds reasonable. The problem is, which/whose reality do you believe and to paraphrase Pontius Pilate, “What is truth?” (John 18:38)? In the world, the truth is often a moving target and perhaps this has never been more prevalent than now.
So with this in mind, I am going to take a shot at answering Pilate’s question. Pilate uttered his quip in response to Jesus’ claim that he is “witness to the truth” (John 18:37), indeed, that he is the truth! For Christians, this is not much of a stretch. I think most professing Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, a large percentage believe that he was fully man and fully God at the same time and that He died on the cross to reconcile us to the Father (God). These are basic tenets of the majority of Christian denominations. What we sometimes forget is that this is the ultimate truth and all other “truths” must be viewed in this context – God’s truth must inform all of our words and deeds in this life. The appropriate posture we must assume is that of sinners who are hopeless without Jesus’ gracious, loving sacrifice. What we “think” ultimately does not really matter, only God’s truth does.
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