Truth that Transforms

What is the truth?

How can I be sure one person is true and another wrong?

Truth is

Now, we would expect that if truth is unknown to so many people that truth would be well hidden. Contrary to our expectation, we find evidences of truth absolutely everywhere.


Truth is truth. We cannot say, 'Christian truth' as if it exists separate from another system of truths. C.S. Lewis rightly argues, truths are truths for all mankind. We cannot say they benefit some and not another, or that they exist for some and not another.

What are
the two
ways of

Since everything He has made is consistent with His character and purpose, we can find elements of God's truth all around us (Mt 5:44-45). Natural revelation and special revelation never contradict each other.

Truth can not be inconsistent because there is only one God whose person creates truth. We might not be able to fully understand how things work together, but they do. They must (Romans 3:3-5, 7:7, 9:6, 13:1, 15:8).

"Christ did not come to preach any brand new morality....

Really great moral teachers never do
introduce new moralities:
its quacks and cranks
who do that.

As Dr. Johnson said,

need to be reminded more
often than they need to be

- C.S. Lewis

Special Revelation

In special revelation we learn of
God through what He has spoken
such as through the Bible, the
Word of God (Psalm 19:7-14).

Jesus Christ is the clearest
manifestation of truth (John 1:14, 9).
And because God's Spirit is in His
people, even Christians are a testimony of
God's person and truth.
Although the Bible was not primarily
an archaeological, historical or scientific
textbook , the facts therein are true.

Natural Revelation

Natural revelation refers to the
truths of God we discover in
nature (Psalm 19:1-6).

Creation can not contradict God's
person or purpose. Nature can only
reflect the wisdom of God. The world is
a lesson book. Note how Jesus
illustrated truth with parables from
nature, and the way God holds us
accountable (Rom 1:19-20).

How do we

Jesus simply says that when a person walks in God's truth then he is truly Christ's disciple. He shall know the truth ... (John 8:31).

"31 Jesus therefore was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine;"
John 8:31, NASB.




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