Summary: Pilate asked one of the greatest questions in history: WHAT IS TRUTH? Is truth just facts? Reality? Who defines truth? God has a concept of truth--- will we accept His plan?
IS THERE A CONCEPT OF TRUTH? WHO DEFINES TRUTH?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
Ever heard it said: IF THIS IS WRONG, I DO NOT WANT TO BE RIGTH?
THERE ARE MANY GREAT QUESTIONS IN THE BIBLE...
ONE WAS ASKED BY A POLITICAL LEADER THAT IS GOOD TO PONDER...
John 18:38 Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again
unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.
I read where a man got a light and went out to search for truth?
Can we find a good valid definition for TRUTH?
Who defines truth?
WHAT IS THE NATURE OF TRUTH?
Can we define truth as facts? Reality? Who's facts? Who's reality?
Do we define truth by discussing falsehoods and lies?
Romans 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou
mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
**IN A PREVIOUS STUDY (WHAT IS YOUR STATE OF MIND?
ARE WE TRYING TO RE-DEFINE TRUTH?) We studied several issues where some
are trying to change the NORMS WITHIN THE CHURCH and bypass what God desires.
**1. CONTROL YOUR THINKING PATTERNS.
**2. NEVER BURY YOUR TALENTS.
**3. OBEDIENCE AND SUBMISSION TO WATER BAPITISM.
**4. ACKNOWLEDGE, CONFESS, REPENT, AND TURN FROM EVIL WAYS.
**5. SET PRIORITIES AND GOALS.
**6. WHEN WE ARE SICK. CALL FOR THE ELDERS OF THE CHURCH TO ANOINT AND PRAY.
**7. BE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT.
**8. BE FAITHFUL TO YOUR POST OF DUTY.
COME WITH US A LITTLE DEEPER AS WE STUDY THE HEART OF GOD AND WHAT GOD
DESIRES OF US...
**9. GOD DESIRES HIS PEOPLE TO BE THANKFUL AND APPRECIATIVE.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus
Psalm 106:1 Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy
endureth for ever.
HAVE YOU READ THE STORY ABOUT THE KING'S SERVANT THAT ALWAYS GAVE THANKS
AND SAID: "THIS IS GOOD!"
The King had a special servant that always traveled with him. The King loved being around this
servant as he was always upbeat and positive. The man always said kind things and was quick
to edify and encourage others.
The King would wake up in the morning and his servant would run to him and say: "THIS IS A
GOOD DAY. WE ARE ALIVE. THIS IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY GOOD!"
The King ate breakfast and the servant said: " THIS IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY GOOD!"
When the King came out in his royal clothes: His servant said: "YOU LOOK SO GOOD TODAY!
THIS IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY GOOD"
When people came to the King and complained and the King would listen. The servant would
visit with the King and tell him how blessed they were and nothing was as bad as it first appeared.
Then the servant would say: " THIS IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY GOOD!"
The King loved hunting with his bow an arrow. His little servant was there by his side.
The King would have great success, and his servant would say:
" THIS IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY GOOD!"
At night as the servant prepared the King for his rest, the servant would always say:
" THIS IS A GOOD DAY, IT HAS BEEN A REALLY GOOD!"
ONE DAY THE KING JUMPED UP ON HIS HORSE AND WAS RIDING AROUND THE
KINGDOM, AND HIS SERVANT SAID: " THIS IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY GOOD!"
The King decided to practice with his bow and arrows. So the men dismounted and
the servant gave the King his bow and the razor sharp arrows. Something happened and
the KING CUT OFF HIS RIGHT THUMB. The King was bleeding and the situation looked terrible.
The attendants got the bleeding stopped and the KING WAS IN GREAT PAIN.
His servant said: " THIS IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY GOOD!"
In great anger the King did not want to hear that garbage and the King threw his servant
into prison. THE SERVANT WAS ALWAYS BY THE SIDE OF THE KING, BUT THE KING
DID NOT DESIRE TO HEAR: " THIS IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY GOOD!" He knew better!
The King was out in the country side far from the palace and it started to get dark.
The King's party got lost and went deeper and deeper into a dangerous area.
THE NEXT MORNING THE KING CRAWLED OUT OF HIS TENT TO REALIZE THEY WERE
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AREA WHERE SERIOUS CANNIBAL LIVED.
The King knew he was in for big trouble when the flesh eating human beings gather around him