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  • Writer's pictureLES HENSON

Embracing the Way of Truth

Les Henson

he pursuit of truth is increasingly problematic at this present time because we can be so easily enthralled by the wisdom of the day and by those who come seemingly as angels of light. It is problematic because doubt and suspicion are the order of the day, and truth is no longer the natural bias of our generation. It is so easy to follow the prevailing culture down the road of relativism than to walk the way of truth because truth comes with demands as well as promises. Some Christian people find truth an embarrassment and an obstacle, as it requires them to live differently in a 'your truth' and 'my truth' generation. Yet, truth has to be embraced. It has to be welcomed and encapsulated into the very core of our being even when it challenges us profoundly. As we embrace and submit to truth, it is no longer an outside authority but truth as a way of life that determines how we live and act each day of our lives.

However, such truth ultimately comes to us in the person of Jesus Christ. It comes from knowing and following Jesus, who is "the way, and the truth, and the life" (Jn 14:6), and in knowing him, the truth sets us free (Jn 8:32) to live, serve and follow him. Timothy Keller emphasises this reality when he writes, “Jesus Christ doesn’t just give us truths; he is the truth. Jesus Christ is the prophet to end all prophets. He gives us hard-copy words from God, truths on which we can build our lives, truths we have to submit to, truths we have to obey, and truths we have to build our lives on, but he himself is the truth.”

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