You Will Know The Truth
By Dennis Huebshman
John 8:32 followed by John 8:36: “You will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free. (36) If the Son therefore sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
Jesus said, “I am the Way the TRUTH and The Life, no one comes to the Father except by me.” (John 14:6) (all emphasis throughout is mine.)
Then Pilate said, so You are a King? Jesus replied, you say that I am a King. For this reason, I was born and for this reason I come into the world to testify to the TRUTH. Everyone who belongs to the TRUTH listens to My voice. Pilate asked Jesus, “What is TRUTH?” (John 18:37-38)
The word TRUTH is found in many places in the Bible and Jesus often started a saying with, “I tell You a TRUTH…” In Titus 1:2 and Hebrews 6:18, we are told it is impossible for God to lie, and Jesus is God (John 10:30) and therefore is unable to lie.
So, when we go to Revelation 22:18-19 and are told to take the warnings seriously, do we have any doubt God meant exactly what’s said there? Have there been any books that carry the title “Bible” that have either had things deleted or added to try to please man? The answer to each question is obvious, and in this world, it’s getting more and more prevalent to “tweak” the Word so as not to offend anyone. Jesus never wanted to cause any harm to anyone, but would not withhold the TRUTH either.
Let me say right here I am not a politically correct person. I believe the words in the “True Translations” of God’s 66 Books to us are exactly what He meant to say from beginning to the end, and if someone really wants to know what’s there, they will read for themselves. Yes, there have been some things in the past that I didn’t fully comprehend; however, by going to Him in prayer and asking for better understanding, He has helped by causing me to be directed to resources that put His word in perspective. I will never fully understand every passage in the Bible, but the “TRUTHS” He wants me to know and share have been fully implanted in my mind.
This does not make me a perfect sinless person; just one who accepts the TRUTH and knows the pathway to forgiveness when I do sin. (1 John 1:8-10) And Yes, I sin as everyone does (Romans 3:23), because it says ALL have sinned and fallen short; there are no exceptions given. The only person that was ever sinless on this earth was Jesus the Christ; fully man while here yet always fully God as well. He was tempted the same as we all are, yet due to His perfect nature He did not slip even once. If He had done so, His sacrifice would’ve been for nothing. Therefore, the people who are saying He must’ve sinned at least once are totally wrong. God would accept nothing short of a perfect sacrifice for all the sin this world had done, and would do all the way to the end.
So, what is all this “TRUTH” that I’m talking about. Starting with Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by GRACE you are saved through faith, and this is not of yourselves, it is the GIFT of God; (9) It is not from works so that no one can boast” Many times, I have referred to the FREE GIFT that Jesus gave us at Calvary, and this is one of the facts that backs it up.
Next, we go to John 10:9,16,18a and 30; “I am the door. If anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will come in and go out and will find pasture. (16)I have other sheep (gentiles) that do not come from this sheepfold. I must bring them too, and they will listen to my voice so that there will be one flock and one Shepherd. (18a) No one takes it (My Life) away from Me, but I lay it down of My own free will. (30) The Father and I are One.”
We’ve already seen John 14:6 so next is Romans 10:9, “…because if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, YOU WILL BE SAVED.” That’s TRUTH!
When God says something once, it is important; if more than once it’s imperative. Joel 2:32a, “It will so happen that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord WILL BE DELIVERED (Saved)”. Now, Acts 2:21 and Romans 10:13, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord WILL BE SAVED.”
So, taking it step by step we can apply His TRUTH and be assured of an eternal home with Him. (a) Confess that Jesus is Lord and that He died for our sins on Calvary and (b) God raised Him from the dead to conquer sin and death once and for all. (c) Next, Jesus is the ONLY way to the Father, and to accept Him is to also accept the Father (see also John 3:18 and 1 John 5:10-12). (d) ALL, EVERYONE who calls on the name of the Lord WILL BE SAVED. This “call” is to say to Jesus, “Come into my life and please forgive me of my sins, and be my Savior from now and forever.” This is only one example; however, you can ask in words that are good for you as long as the content is the same. (e) Believe what He did on the Cross was EVERYTHING that was needed to completely save us. This is TRUTH!
Now we get into the rituals and special incantations you must perform to “help” with your own salvation —- NONE! If you could do anything except the previous paragraph, His sacrifice would be useless. Confess, Accept, Believe – that’s it. Anyone who tells you that there are other things you must do to receive your salvation are false prophets and are to be avoided.
Oh yes, and another “TRUTH”, There is a HELL and the Lake of Fire is the final stage of it. Presently it is unoccupied, but the anti-christ and false prophet will be the first two inhabitants (Revelation 19:20) followed by satan (Revelation 20:10) and finally all unbelievers from the beginning of time to the end of the Millennium (Revelation 20:11-15).
It’s so easy to avoid the hell-fires, but some people make it difficult. Some are so enamored with this world that they will gamble with their souls over the short time here compared to ETERNITY. Please don’t be one of them. We are not guaranteed we will make it through this day, much less to count on any extended period of time. If you value this earth more than your eternity, then this is all you will have before the Lake of Fire. If you believe in Jesus and accept His Free Gift, you will change your address to eternal life with the One who paid for your sins with His own precious blood. Call on Him Today!
Maranatha – L’Chaim Tovum Ul Shalom! (For Good Life and for Peace)