Jesus Christ is the Way, he is The Truth, he is The Life, he is also God, and God is Love. Brothers and Sisters, there is no conflict in any of this. We were created in his image, but sin has caused us to be separated from him. God who created the heavens and the earth and everything in it is just, he does everything right, perfect in all of his works. Look at the earth, that which we see with our eyes, it’s the work of God, God alone could create such a place, so perfect for human life, so perfect for animal life, God is just, he does no wrong. God does not expect you to understand everything about him, he created you, you didn’t create him, he is who he is, he cannot be who you want him to be. God does not submit himself in his glory and perfection to his creation, if he did, he wouldn’t be perfect because his creation didn’t create him, he created them, he doesn’t need them, they need him.
God created man in his image to live for his pleasure and glory, God takes no pleasure in unrighteousness, he is righteous in all of his ways.
(Rom 11:33-35) O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
There is a root of people today who believe that they are qualified to judge God, they don’t trust him as little children, they don’t walk by faith, they will tell you with their mouths, they would never serve a God that would not submit to them. They know what the way is, they know what the truth is, they know how to live and they tell all of their friends how they define love, if you don’t accept their version of it, you might as well go to hell, they won’t be inviting you for any dinner parties anytime soon! None of these people who sit on the throne judging God could answer for their lives, they don’t take questions, they despise questions, the very thought that they are corrupt and the problem, is unthinkable to them, they sit on the throne of their lives, not God. Why won’t they consider, why won’t they search these things out like a hidden treasure, wisdom that few people find? God hides himself, the scriptures declare this, but it is the honor of kings to search out these matters. (Prov. 25:2) How can these people answer for their lives before a Holy God who is perfect, just, righteous and full of mercy in all of his ways?
(Heb 11:6) But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Truth doesn’t care about your feelings, it just is! You go and build a tower into the sky, do it the way you think best, don’t consult an engineer, just build it the way you want, but when it falls and kills the women and children, boys, girls and men who live in the tower, are you righteous? Should you be rewarded for your effort? No! They should lock you in jail and throw away the keys, your carelessness has now ended the lives of many people who trusted your building to stand! When a man builds a house, he takes a wife and brings children into the world, they trust his house to stand. Jesus spoke a parable about this.
(Mat 7:24-27) Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Truth that is valuable must be sought out, just as wealth must be sought out, there is value in seeking for wisdom, all wisdom comes from God who is the creator of everything, scriptures speak to this throughout the bible.
Scripture says “let EVERY truth be established by the mouth of two or three witnesses”, sounds like a pretty fair rule to me, let me explain three witnesses you may not have considered.
Witness #1: The Son of God – John 1:1 says, “in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God, and this Word became flesh and dwelt among men, Jesus Christ”. The Word of God created heaven and earth in the beginning. God is a God who speaks to men and it is revealed as Jesus Christ. God is God and he would be unjust if he did not preserve his Word. If God wants to speak to men, then he needs a reliable way to communicate to men, or he isn’t God. When Jesus walked on the earth he, as the Word, constantly quoted the scriptures as he taught. The early Christians taught and quoted Old Testament scriptures, the New Testament wasn’t written yet, they established Christianity off of Old Testament scriptures. So our first witness is the scriptures made alive by the Holy Spirit, Jesus The Word of God.
Witness #2: The Holy Spirit – The scriptures say “the Holy Spirit is the testifier of Jesus Christ, the Word”. The Prophet Isaiah said this,
(Isa 11:2-4) And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
When a person really knows truth, and this truth has been revealed to them by the Holy Spirit, they can not only show you the scriptures, they can tell you why or why not, they can give you deep wisdom on the subject and knowledge that proves they have received another witness from the Holy Spirit. How many people want to thump you with their understanding of the Bible, their interpretation, yet they have not wisdom to back it up? Denominations have been made, churches have split over someone’s interpretation of scripture, yet they have no wisdom and understanding at all, they should be believed, they need at least two witnesses, even if they are correct, with no wisdom, it just proves that they didn’t receive it from the Holy Spirit.
Witness #3: The Father performs all of his works, he demonstrates his ways and character by his works. Jesus said, “My Father is greater than I, I always do the will of my Father which is in heaven, I always do the works of my Father”. When a person is teaching truth, he can many times show the works of the Father, now and in past generations. The works of the Father, our Father which art in heaven, these works are a third witness to the truth we teach.
Truth doesn’t care about your feelings, it just is!
I have come to the point in my life where I have been attacked by consensus builders, you know the people on facebook who always oppose you by liking what other people say when they disagree with your truth? They cannot not answer you, you have witnesses, they don’t, so they attack you, they call you unloving, they take truth as a personal insult to them, the truth that you just spoke, cut them. The scriptures say, “Thy Word is Truth, The Word of God is a sharp two edged sword rightly dividing flesh and spirit”, The Truth hurts!
Jesus Christ is The Way, the ONLY one Way, He is The Truth, the Word of God, Jesus is The Life and He is also God, and God is Love! Not Your Way, Not Your Truth, Not Your Life and certainly NOT Your LOVE!
So go ahead, get angry at me, hate me, throw rotten tomatoes at me, cuss me out, But the Truth doesn’t care, it stands on it’s own, it is not subject to your feelings, nor it is subject to your opinion. You will answer before God one day what you did with His Truth, His Son.
(Psa 2:12) Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.