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We went to church on Easter, and the Bible reading included Pilate's question to Jesus, asking what truth is, but it sounded to me like Jesus didn't give him an answer. Was Jesus still searching for the truth, just like Pilate was?


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No, Jesus wasn’t searching for the truth — and neither was Pilate, the Roman governor. In fact, Pilate apparently didn’t even wait for an answer, but cynically turned his back on Jesus and went out to speak to the crowds (see John 18:38).

But Jesus didn’t claim to have searched for the truth about God. Instead, He made a claim that was far more startling: He actually claimed to be the truth, sent from heaven to reveal God’s truth to us. He boldly declared, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). And some turned against Him because of this, for only God could make such a statement — and by making it, Jesus was claiming to be God. He proved it by His resurrection from the dead.

Are you searching for the truth about God? Or have you — like Pilate — decided the search is hopeless? But it isn’t hopeless — because God loves us and wants us to come to know Him. And we can, as we turn to Jesus Christ and open our hearts and lives to Him. God’s promise is for you: “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).

Pilate is surely one of the most tragic figures in the Bible — and in all history. He had the opportunity to discover the truth — but he turned his back on it. Don’t let this happen to you, but turn to Christ in repentance and faith today.

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  1. Laura Galipeau says:

    The mark of the beast has always been a sore subject with my mother. When bar codes were first used she said it was the mark, along with debit cards and shopping cards from groceries etc. I know all of these items along with social media and the internet are tracked and it does worry me when i start receiving email, texts etc. within a day or two after searching on the internet. I know there are people who have received an implant with all their medical information on it. I would never do that because i believe it is the beginning of the mark. Do you believe that having your pet micro chipped is wrong and part of receiving the mark of the beast? With all the horrible things that are happening now is the Bible being fulfilled.