Wednesday, 3 October 2007

What is Truth?

When at Jesus trial, Pilate asked Jesus the question “What is truth?” Pilate was echoing a sincere point of view that has been heard on every subject over the centuries. For example, had the outcome of WW2 been different then our history of that event would not be the same. The truths that we have taught to us in our every-day lives are, as Pilate understood, the same as the truths of every age, they are written by the victors of the particular situation or circumstance.

This is the collected wisdom of human experience, yet if it were correct, then under no circumstances should there be a Christian Religion. Jesus was born over 2000 years ago into a situation of poverty. He possessed no goods, nor owned no property, wrote no books, did not travel far, held no public office and was executed 32 years later as a criminal. This should not have been a victory, so why through the centuries has Jesus been such an influence upon the lives of millions?

The truth, as Pilate perhaps suspected, is that Jesus is the Son of God.

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