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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What is Truth? redux

Pilate asked that question in John 18:38.  His tribe is legion.  From time to time I visit sites that have posts that are written from a Biblical point of view, or at least claim to be.  I scan through the comments.  I am amazed at what people think the Bible says or think is actually a solid Christian position.
What is Truth?  redux
We do and say a lot of things in our communities that cannot be supported by any passage in the Bible.  We follow traditions that have been around for centuries without much thought as to where or why they originated.  While we do this we claim to the world that the Bible is our guide.

Is it little wonder that one who is searching for truth hears that and is confused when they turn to the Bible and cannot find support for those traditions or actions?

By behaving thus we marginalize the Word of God.  We raise our tradition to the same level as His Word.  We confuse people.  We focus them on the wrong things.  In Matthew 15:8 – 9 and Mark 7:6 – 7, Matthew and Mark both quote Christ as He quotes Isaiah 29:13.

Truth is not in our traditions.  Truth is not sourced in our creeds.  Denominations are not the keepers of truth.  Truth is found in the Word and character of God.  We are His ambassadors, 2 Corinthians 5:20.  We would do well, I would do well, to remember where truth is found.