Pontius Pilate posed this question to Jesus the Christ: “What is truth?” Theologians and scholars in every generation have wrestled with that same question. But to the average person, truth is what accords to facts or reality, or trustworthiness to an original standard–the opposite of what is false or factual. Since believers in Jesus Christ are committed to Him–One who declared himself to be truth embodied because He is God in the flesh–we take our cues from Him. We measure all truth claims against what Jesus said and did since after He declared himself to be the way, the truth, and the life, He died and rose again to back up his claim. John, his apostle, wrote in 1 John Ch 2, “I am writing to you not because you don’t know the truth but because you know the difference between truth and lies. You must remain faithful to what you have been taught from the beginning. If you do, you will remain in fellowship with the Son and with the Father.” So, ultimate truth is found in God, in His Son Jesus the Christ, and in the God-given Holy Scriptures.

Dr. Melvin E. Banks, Sr.

Dr. Melvin E. Banks, Sr. is the founder and chairman of UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.). Under his direction, UMI has grown to be a leading publisher of Christian education resources for churches in the African American community. Read More

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