Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Secondhand Truth

Pilate said, "So you are a king?"  Jesus responded, "You say I am a king.  Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth.  All who love truth recognizes that what I say is true."  John 18:37 NLT

   On my book shelves are many books written by world renown writers, but they are merely secondhand truth.  They contain facts not originating with the writer and opinions that are flawed by human reasoning.  The only way to get firsthand truth is to go to the originating source.  The bible is the only book that contains truth from an original source -- God.

   When Jesus was arrested and taken before Pilate, he tried to explain that he was the embodiment of truth, but Pilate didn't get it.  People today still don't get it.  Pilate asked Jesus, "What is truth?"  Isn't it strange that all the while Pilate was asking this question that the TRUTH was standing before him?  In an earlier exchange with his disciples Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one can come to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)

   Instead of relying on secondhand truth from books, newspapers, TV, or radio, why not go to the originator of truth and check it out in his source book -- the Bible.

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