Presentation on theme: "Truth Pilate’s Question: What is Truth?. John 18:37 Therefore Pilate said to Him, "So You are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say correctly that I am a."— Presentation transcript:
John 18:37 Therefore Pilate said to Him, "So You are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice." 38 Pilate said to Him, "What is truth?" And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews and said to them, "I find no guilt in Him.38
Why is this important? Christianity makes truth claims: John 14:6 John 3:15
John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
John 3:15 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; so that everyone who believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
What Truth is not 1.What works- Cain and his offering 2.Changing- Malachi 3:6 3.Intention/Sincerity- Uzzah, 2 Samuel 6:1-7 4.What is comprehensive 5.What feels good- “Tickle their Ears”
2 Timothy 4:3 “For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.”
Then what is Truth? Definition: “That which conforms to reality, fact, or actuality.”
What Truth is 1.Narrow 2.Self-Consistent- Matthew 7:24-27 3.Immune to belief 4.Immune to desire
How can we arrive at Truth? Science Morality Revelation
Science Truths about this reality Observation Testing Reproducibility
Morality Nonphysical Isaiah 55:8: "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD.
Moral Relativism Definition: Morality is relative. There is no absolute right or absolute wrong. Self-Defeating/Contradictory
Revelation Through the Word: John 1:1- “Logos” Final and Infallible Hebrews 1:1
John 16:13 “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.”
Fundamental Test of Truth Paul, 1 Corinthians 15:13-14 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.