WHERE ARE WE TO FIND TRUTH?
A Love of the Truth
10 Bible Verses: the Truth found in God’s Word
Do you have a love of the truth?
Thy word is truth.
“Thy word is true from the beginning:”
“For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
“Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.”
A LOVE OF THE TRUTH
Christians are to have a love of the truth, which is the pure Word of God. We are not to be satisfied with the fables, traditions, doctrines or commandments of men. For this, we will be held accountable to God.
We are not to add to or take away from. We are not to enhance scripture from our imaginations. We are not to follow teachers who teach speculation for the word of God.
We are to have a “love of the truth.”
“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:”
—2 Thessalonians 2:10-11
“Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.”
“But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.”
—1 Timothy 4:7
Unfortunately, in the last days, those in the apostate church will turn away from the truth in God’s word. They will construct doctrines more pleasing to their ears and circumstance. They will replace the word of God with the commandments and doctrines of men.
“And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
—2 Timothy 4:4
“But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”
We’re not to “enhance” God’s word with our own imaginations. We’re to preserve the word of God, not add to it nor take away from it.
“You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.”
The word of God points to the living Word, Jesus Christ, who is the way, the truth and the life.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.”
“We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:”
—2 Peter 1:19
“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.”
—2 Peter 1:20
Believers are to not to accept doctrine on man’s say s0–even if that man is a popular Bible teacher they may see on TV. They are to search the scriptures daily.
“And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”
Christians have a Helper to guide them into all truth: the Holy Spirit. They have to be receptive to the Holy Spirit’s guidance.
“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”
Every word in the Bible is important. Every word was placed there for a reason. The Bible is not a creation of men, though men were used in the making of it. At least forty men working over 1500 years and writing in three languages.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God,”
—2 Timothy 3;16
Man depends on every word of scripture which comes from the mouth of God Himself.
“And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live.”
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
All scripture will lead the reader to the truth of Jesus Christ in whom we have been offered the free gift of salvation.
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.”
—1 Corinthians 15:1-6
If the reader is interested in obtaining this free gift of life–as well as other benefits of placing their whole trust for eternal life through Jesus Christ–click on either of the links below. It won’t take but a few minutes.
- Why Christians should carry a pocket Bible (cryofhaggai.wordpress.com)
- Born Again by the Word of God (ourfathershavetoldus.wordpress.com)
- End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 30-December 1, 2013
- The Center of God’s Word (isaiah532.wordpress.com)
- What do you believe! (gifteddivineministries.wordpress.com)
- Why False Teachers/prophets Must Be Named and Exposed Publically! (mikegitonga.wordpress.com)
- What did Jesus mean when He said “I am the way and the truth and the life” (John 14:6)? (altruistico.wordpress.com)
- Deuteronomy 8:3 (stevelashford.wordpress.com)
- Day 1: John 1:1-5 (chrishueg.wordpress.com)
- Jesus has been here from the beginning (davidcampbelljr.wordpress.com)
- John 1 (christbearerministries.wordpress.com)
- Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report
by Jeremiah J. Jameson
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