In today’s culture of tolerance and acceptance of all people, we must remember what Jesus taught us about right and wrong. There is a right and wrong just as sure as there is a north and south. There is a true and a false. This is seen in all the sciences as well as the world of religion. But how do you determine truth? How do you identify falsehood and lies? How do you “factcheck” religious claims? The answer: With the word of God, the Bible. Jesus had much to say about false religion and false teachers. The entire New Testament was written that we might know, identify, and discern between truth and lies.

Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will KNOW THE TRUTH, and the TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE.”” (John 8:31–32, NLT)

Jesus told him, “I AM the way, THE TRUTH, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6, NLT)

Those who go wrong in life go wrong because they reject God’s truth.

But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness.” (Romans 1:18, NLT)

But he will pour out his anger and wrath on those who live for themselves, who refuse to obey the truth and instead live lives of wickedness.” (Rom 2:8, NLT)

There is great reward for those who love the truth

Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.” (Ephesians 4:15, NLT)

Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him,” (Ephesians 4:21, NLT)

(God) who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.”

(1 Timothy 2:4, NLT)

If you have a good bible software, do a search through the New Testament for the phrase, “The truth” and see all the things you will learn.

that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.” (Ephesians 4:14–16, NKJV)

May we all continue our spiritual journey to become more like Christ.

Pastor Mike