When the Jews brought Jesus before Pilate to ask that He be crucified, Jesus told Pilate, “the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” Then Pilate asked, “What is truth?”
We know today that Truth is a person–the person of Jesus Christ. What we know to be Truth today is mired in confusion and conflict among many non-believers. Skeptics like to challenge us with statements such as, “There is no way to know what truth is” and “The Bible is full of contradictions” and “What’s truth for you is not truth for me” and “Only what is scientifically verifiable and observable is true”.
Here’s a statement skeptics might pose to us–“All truth is personal.–How would you respond to that statement?
I’ve just completed a Bible study by Pete Bocchino, who co-authored a book on apologetics that compares the Christian world view with other world views, and why, as disciples of Jesus it’s important for us to know. The book, Unshakable Foundations, explores a number of world views and explains how logic plays into the Christian world view.
Jesus method of teaching was often to answer a question with a question. In fact, Jesus asked 153 questions in the gospels. Many of which were intended to get at the principle behind the question so the questioner could discover the Truth for himself.
This week I’m going to be sharing some insights God showed me as I listtned to Pete’s excellent teaching on the importance of knowing and testifying to the Christian world view.