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Truth or Supposition?
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by Dr. Harlan Betz

Most people are as confused as a termite in a yo-yo.  They do not know where they came from and they don’t know where they are going. Oh sure, they have heard about creation and evolution and heaven and hell… but they do not know what they believe about any of those things. They have no way to distinguish truth from supposition. In fact, for some people, there is serious doubt about whether anyone can truly know the truth. Some have even been taught that there is no absolute truth. And yet, after several years of life on this planet, most people come to realize that there are absolute truths. For example, they discover these truths: water is essential to life, gravity causes things to fall, things left to themselves deteriorate, oxygen is essential to life, earth revolves, wind blows, fire burns, water refreshes, etcetera. There is no question about it. There are absolute truths. There are truths we can know are true because of the evidence.

Jesus declared, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”  Jesus is the truth! There is an abundance of evidence to support that truth. For example, the Bible declares that there are many convincing proofs of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.         Jesus said the Bible was true. God’s Word - the Bible – is truth! The Bible itself is authenticated by internal claims, fulfilled prophecy, and supporting archaeology.

Sir Winston Churchill once said, “Truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it; ignorance may deride it; malice may distort it; but there it is."

Samuel Chadwick expressed his thoughts this way, “No man is uneducated who knows the Bible and no one is wise who is ignorant of its teachings." (Pentecostal Evangel, Dec.8, 1974, p.2.)

Woodrow Wilson said, “I feel sorry for men who do not read the Bible every day. I wonder why they deprive themselves of the strength and the pleasure.” (Herald of Holiness, Dec. 8, 1974, p. 18.).

Jesus Christ is the truth! God’s Word is the truth! Get to know them both and you will be set free from the confusion of theories and the bondage of ignorance! 


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