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Sep 09, 2018
Preacher: Todd Nibert
Passage: John 17:17

Thy Word Is Truth

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth

(JOHN 17:17)

These were the words of our Lord in His great High Priestly prayer for His people. In John 14:6 He said, “I am the Truth.” But here He says, “Thy word is Truth.” This is a reference to the written word of God. The Bible is the inspired word of God. It has no error in it. The Scriptures alone are our only rule of faith and practice.

There are many who profess to believe the Bible to be inspired, but they do not believe “the Scriptures alone.” They believe there is truth in other religions. They believe there is truth in man’s philosophy. They even believe there is truth in their feelings, impressions, and religious experiences. That is not believing the Scriptures alone. That is believing the Scriptures and……. [something other!]

The Bible has a monopoly on the Truth. There is no truth in other religions. They are all based upon a false premise. There is no truth in our natural way of thinking, nor in our feelings, nor in any religious experience which is contrary to the word of God. Truth is not subjective. It is not subject to our experience, feelings, traditions, and beliefs. Truth is objective. It is not something we discover internally, in our hearts. “All men are liars.” The Bible is the objective standard of truth, and the Bible has a monopoly on the Truth! If we leave this position, then anything goes! Truth becomes subjective. Truth becomes relative. It becomes impossible to know the Truth!


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