THE WAY, THE TRUTH & THE LIFE
Jesus said: I AM, John 14
First things first, life is not just about knowing the truth. It is about LIVING & LOVING the truth. America is confused about truth. In fact, the world is utterly confused about truth both Christian and cultural. What do we believe about truth in our world today? Have we decided God exists? If so, why do we treat Him as if He does not?
Philosophers and skeptics argue the validity of Christianity continually, barraging our foundation of hope. Is there really proof for God? And if so, why does Christianity present itself as exclusive – only one way to God, through Jesus Christ.
First God names himself, “I AM WHO I AM”. Then, he goes further with Jesus saying, “I AM the Way, the True, and the Life”. These broad sweeping statements are replete with absolutes – only one way to the Father, through Jesus Christ. All the promises of the Father are yes in Christ Jesus. More than parables, the NT is a testimony of every promise of God fulfilled through Christ.
We live in a culture that is at war with the truth. Our souls battle within for truth. Leaders stand brazenly before the public and are emboldened to lie for personal gain. Is truth even discernible or obtainable for you and me?
YES! Scripture makes truth inescapable and easy, either what God has said is truth or He is a liar. Hebrews 6:18 gives a strong account about truth, “So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie.”
The ultimate expression of truth is found in the Bible, in Jesus who said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life…” (John 14:6). Historical proofs give multiple accounts of Jesus’ miracles. Jesus walked on water. Jesus claimed to be divine. Jesus rose from the dead and said He was the originator of truth. Eyewitnesses watched Him heal the sick, watched Him calm a storm with a word, and watched Him ascend to heaven.
If Jesus is wrong, then we should ignore Him.
If He is right, then truth demands that we surrender our lives to Him – to truth.