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Christians are called to believe God’s truth and that is hard to do in the face of a world that rejects or redefines truth. Is there room in the Christian faith for a broader view of truth?


From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

The Bible says, “The entirety of [God’s] word is truth” (Psalm 119:160). God calls on mankind to believe His Word, by faith.

When Jesus was on trial and brought before Pontius Pilate, he confronted Jesus face to face, asking, “Are You a king?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice” (John 18:37).

Truth is timeless. Truth does not differ from one age to another, from one people to another, from one geographical location to another.

Just because truth is unpopular does not mean that it should not be proclaimed. People are emotional beings, but emotions can deceive us. When truth is mixed with error, there is always compromise. We need to counter our emotions with the pure truth of God’s Word.

If our minds and hearts are not filled with God’s truth, something else will take its place: cynicism, occultism, false religions and philosophies, drugs—the list is endless.

It is far better to know God’s truth than to be ignorant of it. While Pilate declared that he found no fault in Jesus, neither is there indication that he ever accepted the truth that Jesus proclaimed. God calls on people everywhere to listen to His Word—and believe.

“If you abide in My word … you shall know the truth, the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31–32).

(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)

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