The Truth Is...
Our text today will come from john 17:17. Sanctify them through thy truth: they word is truth.
There are all kinds of truth. There is religious truth. There is political truth. There is scientific truth. There is philosophic truth and finally there is God’s truth as given in the Holy Bible, the Lord Jesus Christ.
He said that he was the truth in John 14:6.
You can believe whatever you want to believe. But which do you think is the most reliable?
In court they used to say, "Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God.”
Well God did help us tell the truth. It comes in the form of the Holy Bible.
It tells us to be honest and be up front with things. The truth can be told although there are those that have lied for so long they don’t know how to tell the truth.
As given in the Holy Bible
the truth is… we are liars because we have a sinful nature
the truth is… we are born sinners.
the truth is… your first birth is no good.
the truth is… you need to be born the second time.
the truth is… outside the new birth you are without God having no hope.
the truth is… apart from the grace and mercy of God you will face eternity in hell, fire, and brimstone. This is what the Bible calls the “Second death.”
the truth is… one can’t save himself because his goodness doesn’t measure up to God’s holiness.
the truth is… you couldn’t look God in the face knowing what you have thought, done, seen, heard, and said in your lifetime without having a guilty conscience
the truth is… you could not have fellowship with him in your present state.
the truth is… in this life you can choose to get saved or refuse to get saved.
the truth is… God wants to save you.
the truth is… there is only one way to heaven and that is through the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
the truth is… God will not save you if you don’t want him to.
the truth is… you must call on him while you have a mind and a will to do it.
the truth is… if you put off salvation, one day it will be too late and that
…is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God.