The truth is not easy to define as some may think yet it is one of the major Christian doctrines that are highly compromised. However, comparing the truth with its direct contrast may shed some light into what it actually is. Error, lies and darkness are good examples of what the truth is not. They are irreconcilable enemies to the truth.
The Bible talks a lot about that which is truth and that which is not. I would like to start with the declaration of the model of Christians, Jesus Christ Himself. Jesus Christ declared that He is the truth (John 14:6). He did not say He was part of the truth neither did He say that He speaks the truth, but He is the truth. This gives us insight to that truth is not of man but from God.
No man can innovate the truth but God, for He is the “God of Truth” (Psalm 31:5). He is “the true God” (Jer. 10:10). God is absolute and therefore the truth is also absolute. Truth is not determined by human vote, opinion, observation, science or feeling. It is an id human’s job to discover truth, not to invent it. Affirmatively, whatever is not the truth; it is the same for everyone. This makes God of the Christians a JUST God. Don’t be misled by people from other walks of life that say “That’s your truth. Mine is different.” They forget one thing that the devil has his own definition of truth which he sends out to sons of disobedience.
The Word of God is the truth as defined by John 1:1, ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God’. The Bible is the truth about the truth, and fundamentalism is the truth about the truth about the truth. The Bible is the “Word of truth” because it is God’s Word. Jesus, the Word and God are the absolute truth.
This post forms part of my children’s book that I will soon publish on ‘Righteousness, holiness and truth’. However, you are welcome to add your thoughts on this matter.