Disinformation, also called lying, is as old as man…and woman.
Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”
“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Unlike God who speaks only truth, the serpent (Satan, devil, evil one) spreads lies continually, the biggest of which is the same one he used on Eve in the garden of Eden:
You can be like God.
You are in control of your own destiny.
The pleasures of the world are yours to enjoy without boundaries.
What Satan cannot do is tell the truth: “If you do what I say you will never know peace, in this world or in the next.”
So then, what is truth?
This question has been tackled by man forever. Aristotle, Socrates, and Plato, sometimes called the sages of the ages, along with other philosophers spoke and wrote volumes about to how to know what is true. It wasn’t until Jesus Christ came to earth that it was answered clearly and directly.
Jesus said, “I am the truth.” (John 14:6) He is the embodiment of truth about all of creation and life’s really important and significant matters; life and death, heaven and hell, sin and righteousness, creation and evolution, good and evil and so many more including even the little things in life.
Webster defines truth as, “that which is true; that which conforms to fact or reality.” Jesus’ life is a fact and He is the ultimate reality. In order to know the truth one needs to know Jesus, not just know about Him.
A few of Jesus’ profound truth statements for you to carefully consider are:
- “You must be born-again to gain eternal life.” (John 3:3)
- “No one comes to the Father (heaven) except through Me.” (John 14:6)
- “The Father and I are one.” (John 10:30)
- “I tell you the truth, before Abraham was born I Am.” (In this statement Jesus confirmed He was God, I Am, and eternal, i.e., He existed before Abraham in eternity past.) (John 8:58)
Remember, truth is always truth. Two plus two is always four. Jesus’ words are truth although many choose to believe otherwise at their own peril.
One final thought on truth. Every human being ever created that does not repent of his or her sins and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior when they die they will face God as Judge on Judgment Day. Since He cannot look on sin, he will turn away all who have not repented. They will live forever separated from the loving, compassionate God and will never find peace. Think about an eternity spent in fear, disappointment, unhappiness, pain and sorrow. That’s a sobering truth that needs to be remembered and considered seriously. It’s a truth that should be a life changer. The ‘Good News’ is that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Examine the Gospel of John to discover more of Jesus’ surprising truth statements. You won’t be disappointed.
If you are ready to discover the truth for yourself, read our post: How does one become a Christian?