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"The Truth is heavy, therefore few care to carry it" ~ Winston Churchill
“Jesus said I'm the truth, truth is not a teaching, truth is a person…” ~ Jan Sjoerd Pasterkamp
“I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” ~ John 14:6
Truth is not a thing for which we must search, but a Person to whom we must hearken! In the New Testament, multitudes came to Jesus for physical help, but only rarely did one seek Him out to learn the Truth. The whole picture in the gospels is one of a seeking Savior, not one of seeking men. The Truth was hunting for those who would receive it, and relatively few did, for "many are called, but few are chosen." ~ A.W. Tozer
When Jesus said “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” he was not making any general statements about the power of truth to improve the quality of our lives in any generic sense.
In other words, Jesus is not suggesting that the phrase, “Yes, those pants DO make your butt look remarkably huge” has any power to set us free. Truthful statements are not what makes us free. If that’s what Jesus meant he would have said, “Speaking the truth sets you free” or “Hearing truthful facts will make you free.” But that’s not what he said. He said, “You will know the truth and the truth will make you free.”
So, what was Jesus implying? He was saying that Truth is a person, not a statement or a fact.
He makes it much clearer when He says:
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
See? Jesus is the Truth. The truth is a person. Not a fact. Not a statement. The truth is a living, breathing person that you and I must get to know. Why would we want to get to know this person? Because if we know this person, He will set us free. How do we know Him? We start to follow Him and become a disciple. We become someone who actually tries to put his teachings into practice in our lives. Then we will know him, and then we will be set free because we have entered into a relationship with the truth. “So, if the son sets you free, you will be free, indeed.” (John 8:36)
TRUTH IS A PERSON
We know that God is Truth (Ps.31:5). We know that Jesus is the Truth (Jn.14:6). We know that the Holy Spirit is Truth (Jn.14:17). In fact, He leads us in all Truth (Jn.16:13). So then why are we suffering from Truth decay? Because we have exchanged the real Truth for the lies of the enemy (Rom.1:25). It is much easier to live a lie than live the Truth.
What is truth? Jesus declared, "Thy Word is Truth." (Jn.17:17) There is no other Truth than what is written in His Word. And it is all the Truth we need. It is part of our armor (Eph.6:19) and it is the only way we can enter into worship (Jn.4:24).
Sometime, somewhere you have heard someone say, "There are two kinds of truth, " or perhaps, "There is the truth that hurts and the truth that hurts others." People speak of relative truth or the absence of truth. There is the "cold hard truth," and "intellectual truth." But all we really need is THE Truth...God, Himself.
Amen and amen.
The man who tells the truth is universally disliked by every person because every person has an agenda and is hiding behind a fantasy which the truth penetrates like an arrow and leaves him stripped naked before the whole universe, and he does not like that." ~ Milton William Cooper
originally posted by: LittleByLittle
Objective truth is hard to handle since there is no subjective place to hide when you want to be a hypocrite. Especially if you like me was completely ignorant of reality by the conditioning by my environment and the change of perspective was extreme.
Many souls cannot handle the objective pure truth that shows what is, instead of what you want to be. Ignorance can be a bliss.
I would like you to define what is called "cold truth" for me
and share how you feel when encountered with it.
No. It makes me feel like crap.
How does it make you feel? Does it bring joy in your heart
or does it give you the feeling of how I would define it,
being mentally unstable.
What I seem to be aiming at is this.
Do you consider what is called "cold truth" to be constructive?
Is there any way to handle something as "cold truth"?
Does it bring you any further on your path to selfawareness
or does it bring your path to selfawareness to a halt?
What is your opinion on reason?