Monday, July 4, 2011

Stump the Priest Question #7- How about Pilot’s question, “What is Truth?”

This quote is from John 18:38 where Jesus is being tried before Pilot the governor. Note that John’s Gospel talks a lot about Truth:
·         John 1:14        John says that Jesus was “full of grace and truth.”.
·         John 8:32        “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.”
·         John 14:6        Jesus says he is the way, the truth and the life.
·         John 14:17      Jesus calls the Holy Spirit the Spirit of Truth.
Jesus is “Truth” not simply because He tells the truth, but because He is Truth.  Jesus is Truth because he embodies the supreme revelation of God, the author of all truth. 

This is a good question because post-modern thinking of our time has moved away from the belief in objective truth.  It has a name, “relativism.”  This is clearly a sign of our movement as a culture away from the one true God who embodies Truth, and toward the Enemy who is the father of lies.

So where was Pilot going to find the answer to his question, “What is Truth?”  His answer was standing right in front of him on that Good Friday.

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