Search of Truth"
is truth? Is
truth relative? Is
it that which seems right to each individual?
Or, is there an objective source of truth?
is the truth of the matter?
“There is a way that seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death" (Proverbs
all would agree with this statement; it is true!
Sometimes a person can be sure that he is right
– that he knows the truth about a given situation
– yet, in the end he may find out that he is wrong.
Therefore, truth cannot be established based
upon what "seems"
right to an individual.
word informs us that not only does a body of truth
exist but also that truth may be found!
can we find truth?
we must LOOK TO the
alone does not reveal truth in its entirety; nature
does not tell us who God is nor does it inform us of
His will for our lives.
Jesus, in His prayer to His Heavenly
Father, said, “Your word is
truth” (John 17:17).
If we will study God’s word openly, honestly,
and carefully, we will find that it is THE truth.
God has revealed truth through His word.
we must LONG FOR (search
for) the truth.
A group of people called the Bereans provide a
worthy example. "These
[the Bereans] were more fair-minded than those in
Thessalonica, in that they received the word [which
the Apostle Paul preached] with all readiness, and
searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether
these things were so" (Acts 17:11).
The Bereans did not simply accept what the
Apostle Paul preached without question; they examined
Paul’s words in light of what the Scriptures stated.
We, too, must not accept someone’s teaching
as truth until we find that it is consistent with the
we must LOVE the
The Apostle Paul wrote of some who were
perishing “because they did not receive the love of
the truth, that they might be saved” (2
If we do not love the truth, we are susceptible
to believing lies (cf. 2 Thessalonians 2:11).
we must desire to LIVE
Jesus said, "If
anyone wants to DO
His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine,
whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own
authority" (John 7:17).
Only if we desire to live the truth will we
ever learn the truth.
we apply these principles to our lives, we find that
in regard to our salvation from sin, we must believe
in Jesus, repent of our sins, confess His name before
men, and be baptized in the name of Jesus for the
remission of our sins.
take my word for it!
Study these Scriptures and see for yourself:
Acts 2:1-47; 8:26-40; 16:25-34; Romans
said, "And you shall know
the truth, and the truth shall make you free"
you found the truth?
God bless you in your search for truth!
David A. Sargent,
Church of Christ at Creekwood
1901 Schillinger Rd. S.
Mobile, Alabama 36695
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