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“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me,” claimed Jesus in John 14:6.
Truth was vital to Jesus. Over 25 times the Bible records him saying, “I tell you the truth.” Over a dozen other times, he described something as true. He told Pilate that he came to testify to the truth. He promised his disciples to send the Spirit of truth. He taught that people should worship God in spirit and in truth. He taught about living in the truth. If you trust Jesus, then truth will be important to you as well.
Today, many people think that only science is a means to truth. They urge us to “trust the science.” We’ve heard this phrase repeatedly during the Covid-19 pandemic. “Trust the science” we hear, even when the science lacks conclusive evidence or produces contradictory results.
Isn’t it interesting that the word trust is paired with the word science? You see, any truth, whether scientific or moral, is something you can deny or believe. It is something you can ignore, or trust.
The same is true of Jesus. He said, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” If we are going to focus on whatever is true, our trust must be in Jesus – for he is the truth.
John 14:6 NIV
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