“What is truth”? These were the very words uttered by Pontius Pilate when Jesus, the very One who was truth, was standing before him. Pilate may have been genuinely asking, or he may have just been cynical with his question. Regardless, just as Pilate either didn’t know truth, or didn’t care to, there are people all around us who don’t know truth. In reality, a growing number of people deny that there is even such a thing as absolute truth. The alarming thing is that there are many people that attack truth and try to destroy it. There is an all out war on truth in our culture today, and be sure of this, we must fight for truth.
Blaise Pascal a Christian philosopher from the 1600’s said of his own day, “Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.” How true that is! We must love truth if we are to know it, fight for it and live for it. We must love truth in order for others to be able to see truth through us. If Pascal said that of his own time what would he think of the world we live in? Our world is so cluttered with ideas of personal truth that people have lost the meaning of what truth really is.
As Christian’s we must understand that we are the ones who have and hold truth. This is not a cause for arrogance, rather it is a cause for humility. By holding truth, we hold hope in our hands. We hold the means of rescue for a lost and dying world. Therefore, we are to declare this truth in hopes that some will hear. But, in order to do this we must know truth! What is truth? Jesus Himself said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) Jesus is truth! And this truth is Absolute. If this statement by Jesus is true than we as Christian’s cannot be complacent about life. We must not let people think that there is more than one way to heaven. We must understand that when truth is known it has the power to set people free.
How do we know truth? By knowing Jesus. If He is in fact truth, than knowing Him is what enables us to know truth. His words are truth, therefore we must be diligent to study them intently. We must learn to love them. For it is when we love His words that we love Him. And when we love Him and trust Him and His absolute truth it is then that we find freedom! The world is indeed waring against truth in many ways, not knowing that it is this truth that will give them the freedom that they are so desperately searching for. Without truth there is no hope, without truth there is no peace, without truth there is no freedom. So seek to love truth and help those around you understand that it is this truth that will set them free!