All societies live on certain principles. They are the foundational support on which everything else stands or falls. They are the bedrock for that society’s advancement. When this basic principle begins to crack, it’s only a matter of time before that culture crumbles. So, what is the mainstay that societies need? In a word—truth!
It is the presentation of facts, not opinions. Understandable, simple, bare-bones presentation of collaborative information on which everything else rests.
There is only one truth in the universe—Jesus. Jesus revealed this great truth to Thomas, one of the 12 disciples, in John 14:6. In this verse, Jesus said, that He was the way to heaven, the correct standard for Godly living, and life ever after.
So how do we live according to this principle of truth? There is something within you that believes honesty is the best way to live. What that means is that you have a conscience. When the truth is not commonplace in your life and those around you, you know that something is not genuine. The truth is either accepted or rejected by man. There’s no discussion about it. Scripture does not defend itself. It can stand alone without any support.
God makes a simple statement in Titus 1:2, that lying is not possible with the Father. Jesus did not lie. The Holy Spirit could not write a lie.
God is always about the truth.
If God spoke one lie, then everything He said will be subject to doubt. Because God cannot lie, then everything written in the Bible is correct.
As a Christian, you have a spiritual heart that can detect a lie. There’s something inside of you that says that doesn’t sound right. That’s God, the Spirit, the third person of the Trinity speaking. Watch out! Something is not agreeing with the Bible. Remember the Holy Spirit lives within every child of God. That’s like having a heavenly radar system inside you warning you.
God wants His children to be more like Jesus, who is the Truth. It is what makes a better family, church and society. That makes the earth a little bit more like heaven.
The sad reality is, society is not about truth but personal gain at any cost. God knew that humanity would act this way. Jesus also knew that. That is why He went to the cross, paid our sin debt, and purchased our redemption. Those who accept His salvation will experience this truth for all eternity.