John 8:32 And you will know the truth and the truth shall make you free.
No man can be truly free apart from the truth. So, how do we know what is true and what is false? Read the text again, Jesus says we will know the truth, let’s define the word know. Know: made aware of, feel, perceive, be sure, understand. The truth is not an elusive commodity, anyone who sets their heart to know the truth will be rewarded. When a person is ignorant of the truth it’s because they didn’t press for it with due diligence.
The truth is what happens, not what comes out of someone’s mouth.
John 20:30-31 After Jesus arose from the dead, He performed miracles in the presence of His disciples. These signs were recorded that you may believe Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.
I choose to believe the account of those men who had seen and touched Jesus after His resurrection. I know the truth and now I am free of all doubt and foolish questions. I have so much faith in the truth that what others would say means nothing to me. I believe Jesus rose from the dead exactly the way the Lord’s disciples recorded it.
Luke 4:4 And Jesus said to the devil, it is written that a man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
I have heard people say that the Bible is full of error because it was written by men. Jesus said we must live by every Word God had those men write. So, if there are any errors God will have to honor them. No man is responsible for any errors God makes!!! Who would ever want to alter God’s Word? What could they possibly gain?
1 Timothy 4:1 In the last days many shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirit and doctrines of devils.
The devil has slipped his doctrine into the churches in order to seduce people away from the truth. From his very beginning the devil wanted to be like God and have people worship him. He set out to rustle God’s sheep away by offering an alternative to the truth. The truth makes us free of the demands of our flesh, if we are not free the devil can manipulate us by enticing our flesh to satisfy its lusts. If you want to sin and not be judged just embrace the doctrines the devil has led into some of the churches. When you believe God you worship Him, when you believe the devil you worship him.
John 16:13 When He, the Spirit of Truth is come, He will guide you into all truth.
Jesus had to die in order for man to have the truth, the truth was bought and paid for by the blood of Jesus. If a man would embrace the “truth” of the devil, he will have to pay for it himself. The truth is so important that the Lord would trust only His Holy Spirit to deliver it to us.