Friday, August 17, 2018

Truth And THE Truth

Last evening in our Seniors Meeting Bro. Eric Johnson gave us a wonderful devotion about Pilate. He mentioned that Pilate said, "What is truth?" When the devotion was over, I made a statement that Pilate was not asking "What is THE truth," but "What is truth?

Pilate was asking a philosophical question and was being pragmatic (trying to get everything to work out without his being hurt in any way, yet the end would justify the means). Plato wrote about Truth, and that Truth he said to be transcendent, not reachable--no one can ever really know the full truth.

Jesus is not just Truth; he is THE truth. The Truth was standing in the very presence of Pilate, but his carnal mind could not comprehend it; so he pragmatically endeavored in his eloquence to display some kind of truth that would satisfy everyone.

Thus, God used this confused man to bring about his Divine will in the life of his Son, Jesus. Jesus was placed under the authority of the Jews that they may crucify him, and this crucifixion satisfied God's judgment against sin so that every believer may have eternal life and shall not come into condemnation, but is passed from death unto life.