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Lost Crusader #201 Freedom

“Jesus said to him (Thomas), ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’”

John 14:6

C.S. Lewis once called Christianity a fighting religion. He believed that stories of Greek and Norse gods and goddesses were not to be dismissed out of hand. Their stories contained bits of truth. Christians, he said, do not fight the truth just because others speak it. However, at the point where we part company with other views, Christians believe they are right, and others are wrong. It’s not a politically correct view, but Lewis lived before that was a consideration as to whether something was true or not.

I happen to agree with him. Christianity does not present a truth, or a way to God. It represents The Way and The Truth to The Life offered by God through Jesus Christ.

Granted, there can be some ambiguity in Greek, and Aramaic as relating to definite and indefinite articles. However, the next line spoken by Christ does away with that possibility. There is no question that He points to His life and His teaching as the only way to peace and unity with God.

Pilate, as the philosophical tend to do, reached for what he saw as an unanswerable question when he questioned Jesus at trial. “What is truth?” he asked. Jesus had already answered the question for His disciples. No one else was prepared to understand that He is the embodiment of the truth as expressed by God. He is, in fact, The Word of God in human form.

If that sounds outrageous to you, that is nothing new. Jews and Greeks in the 1st Century thought the same thing. Their unwillingness to accept the truth did not erase it, alter it, or compel Christians to change their minds.

Subjective truths demanded as a human right are the darlings of the day. People are being compelled to publicly agree with every whimsy of self-identification. Our country’s institutions are being enslaved by it as are all who comply. There is a way out. Jesus is The Truth.

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32.


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