BIBLICAL INSPIRATION NO. 13

By

Shelby G. Floyd

Jesus on one occasion said,

“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth” (John 17:17).

Just as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are all truth, so all of the commandments of the Lord are truth (Psalms 119:151). God’s word has always been true from the very beginning, and since he is the author of it, his truth is just as eternal as he is, and it will live and abide forever (Psalms 119:160). God’s word is truth, and it is the final standard of authority in every matter of religion. It is the ultimate appeal to understand and know what is the truth regarding a certain proposition. Continue reading “BIBLICAL INSPIRATION NO. 13”

BIBLICAL INSPIRATION NO. 11

By

Shelby G. Floyd

WHAT IS TRUTH?—PILATE

The central issue in every court trial is, “what is truth?” Jesus faced such a crisis when he was brought before the judgment hall of Pontius Pilate. Pilate asked him if he was a king, since the Jews had charged that Jesus claimed to be a king, and, rival of Caesar. Pilate asked in these words, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered,

“You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”

Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, “I find no fault in Him at all” (John 18:37-38). Pilate made a true judgment in regard to the accusations brought against Christ, when he stated to the Jews, that he found no fault at all in Jesus Christ. But Pilate would not stay around long enough for Christ to tell him about the truth of God which everyone must hear to be of the truth. Continue reading “BIBLICAL INSPIRATION NO. 11”