In Search of Aletheia
I rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father…For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 2 John 4,7
Which truth do you believe? There are many of them out there today, after all.
Oh, haven’t you heard? I feel like I hear it all the time. Jesus isn’t the only way to heaven, and heaven is whatever you want it to be. We’ll all get there eventually, if not in this life then in the next. Or I hear, You know, I don’t think Jesus really matters because Heaven isn’t real. Maybe Jesus is real, but who cares, because this life is all I’ve got.
More times than I can count, I have shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with someone and they have told me, Hey, I’m glad that works for you, but I’m trying something different. But it’s okay, because it’s all relative.
In other words, There is no truth.
Is that what you believe? Do you buy into the theory that you can determine truth for yourself, and that everyone’s various versions of truth are all equally valid?
A similar rumor was going around in the days of the early church and the apostle John wrote to take a stand for truth.
He said, There is no debate to be had-Jesus Christ came in the flesh, was crucified, died, and buried. But on the third day, He rose from the dead. And His death and life were given on our behalf, so that we have died with Him and can live with Him forevermore!
He did not stop there, going on to say that anyone who claimed to be a Christian yet denied these basic facts about Jesus was a deceiver and an antichrist. These are not terms to be used lightly, considering that both of them are used of the devil himself and of his chief pawn in the end times!
Our choice is clear-we can live in the truth of who Jesus is and have both the Father and the Son, or we can deny the truth of Jesus and be associated with the devil himself.
Which will you choose?
Prayer Lord Jesus,
I believe in You! I want to be like You and not have anything to do with the lies of the devil. Please teach me the truth of who You are and what that means in my life!