The Truth, Light and Way
John 1:14 says that Jesus was full of grace and truth. I want you to notice that in both verses that Jesus is Truth and full of Truth. Truth is not a principle. Truth is a person; truth is Jesus Christ.
One of the clearest and best known statements by Jesus is: "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
Notice Jesus says, "I and the truth ...." He doesn't say truth is a religion, or a ritual, or a set of rules and regulations. He says "I." Truth is a person.
This is what separates Jesus Christ from every other leader of every other faith. Confucius, Buddha, Muhammad and all the other leaders have said, "I'm looking for the truth" or "I'm teaching the truth" or "I point to the truth" or "I'm a prophet of truth." Jesus comes and says, "I am the truth."
I don't understand how people can follow a man who went about the country side murdering innocent people if they didn't convert to his religion, Islam. Muhammad was not the truth and had no truth in him. Neither did Buddha or Confucius but at least they didn't murder and slaughter people.
A lot of people say, "I think Jesus was just a great teacher." But he couldn't be just that: No great teacher would claim to be God if he wasn't. Either Jesus is conning millions of people who believe a lie, or he was nuts, or Jesus is who he said he was.
There's an old saying that says, "Everybody’s betting their life on something." I'm betting my life that Jesus is who he said he was. Jesus came giving Life, Love and Liberty. Through the Truth (Christ) I have eternal Life, a Love for others and Liberty to serve Him.
The Bible teaches us what to do once we have discovered the Truth:
1. Believe the truth!
2. Do the truth -- Truth is not just an intellectual exercise; it's something you obey.
3. Stand for the truth -- The Bible tells us our responsibility is to never oppose the truth but to stand for it at all times.
4. Spread the truth.
Jesus said that He was the light of the world and He also said that we are the light of the world. Two different Greek words explain this. He is the Light and we are the reflectors of the Light. Our lives should be reflecting the life of Jesus. When people see us, they should see Jesus. Those who saw Jesus, saw the Father.
"Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him." John 14:6-7
Jesus reflected everything God is. He was telling Thomas that he had seen the Father through Him. We need to remind ourselves daily that we are reflectors of Christ. I pray that others will see Jesus in me and will except Him as Truth and Savior. God Bless!