We all think. Everybody has his or her own opinion. The variety is endless.
Here’s a sample conversation one might have with a friend:
“I think that Jesus is the only way to heaven. There is no other way,” you say to your friend.
“It’s nice that you think that,” your friend replies, “but I don’t personally believe that to be true.”
To avoid conflict, your friend then adds, “We all think differently. You think one way, I think another way … who’s to know which way is the right way? At least we can get along despite our differences.”
She’s right about one thing: there’s no need to argue. A mature person is able to address varying points of view with a smile and an eternal store of patience.
But wait a minute–is it correct to say that just because there are so many differences in belief, that we therefore can’t be sure which beliefs are true, and which are not? Is there such a thing as one, objective truth? A truth that is real and can be discovered … by us?
According to Jesus’ words recorded in the Bible, there is.
“… thy word is truth.”
Here, Jesus clearly says that God’s WORD is truth. What is God’s word? The Bible. If you haven’t yet sat down and read the Bible through, do it. You won’t lose anything, but you’ll gain so much.
“Then Simon Peter answered him [Jesus], Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Jesus has the words of eternal life. God’s word and Jesus’ word are one and the same. Jesus is the Christ, the true Messiah, the Son of the living, very real God. In fact, being the Son of God automatically makes Him God, too. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are one in essence. One God. God the Son was sent by God the Father to die for us to take the punishment for our sins, so that we wouldn’t have to. There is no way that we can save ourselves–only Jesus can. To have eternal life, we must believe all of that, and we can be sure of it.
“AND YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE.” John 8:32
Yes, the truth can be known. It is not subjective. What I think doesn’t matter. What you think doesn’t matter. Only the truth matters. The words of Jesus are true. The Bible, which is the message of the divine Word, Jesus (John 1:1-18), is true.
Are you prepared to bet your eternity on what you think? On what someone else thinks? Or on what God thinks?