Knowing and applying the truth of God’s Word has the potential to save your soul, give you peace abundant, and free you from the devil’s grip.
What is truth? Pontius Pilate wanted to know this. Every single person has a desire to know the truth. But so many look in all the wrong places.
Webster’s dictionary defines truth as “the body of real things, events, and facts: in accordance with facts”.
Where do you look for truth?
Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near Me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour Me, but have removed their heart far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the precept of men. Isaiah 29:13
It is so important that we go to the Author of truth in order to get the truth. We can’t go just on what others tell us that God has said or how God wants us to live – especially some leaders in mainstream Christianity today. Instead we must search it out for ourselves.
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Acts 17:11
We must be like these people who searched the Scriptures after hearing the Gospel preached. Even if what you hear from someone is biblical, searching it out in the Scriptures for yourself will only confirm what God spoke through that person.
If you want to know the truth, you are going to have to begin by digging into the Bible.
So why should you want to know the truth?
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32
Knowing the truth of the Gospel can free your soul. It has the power to change lives, save men from eternal damnation, and give them hope for living. But just knowing isn’t enough. You have to choose to place your life into the hands of the Savior Jesus Christ. You choose to believe the truth you have discovered.
Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy word is truth. John 17:17
If you want to know, you will have to search the Word. If you want a life abundant with peace and hope, you will have to go to the One who is true.
That is what we believe here at Truth in Word Publishing. We believe in the inerrancy of the Word of God. We believe it is sufficient in itself; it does not need more revelation or accompanying texts. This is what we base all our writings on.
Are You Truly Born Again?
Do you know the One who was there in the beginning with God the Father?
The One who was prophesied through the Old Testament.
The One who came as a babe in a manger.
The One who healed the sick, made the lame to walk, and raised the dead to life again.
The One who willingly died on the cross so that you and I might go to heaven someday.
The One who rose from the grave – conquering sin, death, and Satan.
The One who ascended to heaven and left His Holy Spirit to guide our way.
The One who promised to come again with the great sound of the trumpet, taking His redeemed ones home with him.
He is coming again soon. Are you ready to meet Him?
John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
When we come to Christ Jesus in true repentance for our sins, asking His forgiveness, and believing on His name . . . we are saved. Salvation is a free gift, but it requires that we accept it.
Yet being a Christian doesn’t end with asking Christ to come into your heart. That is only the beginning.
It is important to find a body of believers who believe in the inerrancy and sole sufficiency of the Bible, become baptized, and incorporate a daily devotional life full of Bible reading and prayer. You will find the Christian life far richer than you ever dreamed possible! It won’t be full of material blessings like some folks quote these days, but it will be full of Christ’s love, grace, and redemption. And a heart so full of love for Him that it will flow out and over to those around you.
“For the Lord your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn His face from you if you return to Him.” 2 Chronicles 30:9b
“Pursue peace with all men, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.” Hebrews 12:14
“I love those who love Me, and those who seek me diligently will find Me.” Proverbs 8:17
Repent and Trust – by Paul Washer