Truth or Consequences
“Pilate therefor 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 bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice. Pilot said to Him, What is truth?”
At first blush, we would have to say Pilate is asking a reasonable question. After all, most of us voiced a similar question at one time or another.
Merriam Webster defines truth as: “The body of real things, events and facts. A transcendent fundamental spiritual reality.”
Mr. Webster seems to be reminding us truth is not absolute, unless it is based on the absolute!
It is at this junction of creative thought where we begin to encounter consequences. Things, events and judgement propositions when advanced as truth, when in fact they are not, can quite often lead to negative unintended consequences.
For any truth to be absolute it must be based upon absolute infallible core or source. I think I can say without equivocation, the Bible, God’s Inspired Word, meets that standard.
The fair question Pilate asked (although I doubt he was serious in pursuing an answer) is one we should be asking in the tumultuous world we find ourselves!
There are three common things to consider when searching for the truth of anything: