by Delinda Herr

Guest Post

What is truth?

Truth is indisputable, factual, constant, applies to everyone, prevails, is not dependent on how one feels or thinks, and doesn’t change based on how one understands it.

It has always baffled me why some people automatically believe the media, the Internet, and others without questioning or checking facts, yet discard things that are proven true.

In America today, there seems to be no absolute truth but only truth in the eyes of the beholder, with each person having their own version of the truth. This path is a slippery slope because our country soon becomes chaotic with no rules or restrictions and people living in an idealistic state. Those who are seeking truth must determine where to obtain it because reliable sources are few and far between. But there is a reliable source that can be trusted and has withstood the test of time—the Bible.

John 17:17 says, “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.”

The Bible has been the most scrutinized, controversial, and analyzed book, yet its message still prevails.

The Bible contains 66 books, 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. The original text was written by 40 authors from three continents in three different languages over approximately 1500 years. With information coming from many sources, one would expect discrepancies and contradictions. Since the divine author of the Bible is God himself, speaking through men, there is complete unity and consistency. The Old Testament was written during the lives of the early Jewish leaders and prophets around 1400 B.C. The New Testament was written during the lifetimes of the apostles (people who walked with Jesus) or their associates in the first century A.D. The Bible contains fulfilled prophecy—historical and messianic. There are scientific accuracies and archeological finds that support the truth of the Bible. There has never been a book that has impacted and changed so many people’s lives.

Today the Bible is printed in 1500 languages and distributed around the world.

In John 8:31–32, to the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples, then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

I’ve studied the Bible for 25 years, and God’s Word has changed my life. I have developed a wonderful relationship with him through prayer, learning, and applying His Word to my life. I know who He is and who I am to Him. You can also experience this for yourself, for the Bible was given to benefit and help us.

So before you decide what you believe, ensure you have researched, weeded out the lies, and found the truth.

Psalm 119:160 “All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.”

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