One of my favorite parts of Mel Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ” is Pilate talking with his wife regarding what to do about Jesus and he asks one of the most powerful questions there is, “What is truth?”
This is a great question. I find it interesting that in many circles today there’s a belief that there’s no such thing as absolute truth – something that is true at all times, in all places, for all people.
Clearly, there are things that are cultural, but this does not make everything relative. There’s still room for absolute truth.
I’m also aware that the Bible has come under this same type of questioning – is the Bible true? Let me clarify something – things are not true because they are in the Bible; they are in the Bible because they are true.
Here’s a bold claim Jesus made – I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life.
This means Jesus does not just proclaim truth, He is truth.
If you don’t believe this, I really don’t think I have the power to change your mind. But I would ask this question – have you really looked to see who the real Jesus is or are your opinions of Him based on second or third hand information?
Believe me, Jesus’ followers are a jacked up bunch. I know, I’m one of them. And, I’m overwhelmingly aware that many who claim to follow Jesus don’t seem to do anything close to what He did – like love their enemies, care for the poor, the orphan and the widow, or put the interests of others above their own. Guilty as charged.
Today’s Good News is that Jesus doesn’t ask you to follow His followers – ever! He seeks a relationship between you and Him. My only part in this is to invite you to see what that really means and the best way I know how to do that is to invite you to read the Bible and ask honest, blunt questions – you can reply to any of my posts and I’ll respond without judgement nor offense.
I trust a God who is bigger than I am to do what only He can do and that is reveal Truth to you. If we’re open to truly seeking Him, He will be found – and that’s really Good News!
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