Monthly Archives: December 2012

What is

   “What is” is not a question, it’s the truth. The truth is “what is.” There are not two truths, or ten truths, there is only truth. There may be ten things that are true, but there is only one truth. As a matter of fact, Jesus Christ said He was the Truth and to make such a claim is either the truth or it is not. Jesus said “I am the way, the truth and the life, no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” The measure, the meaning and the majesty of life is found in that declaration. Life is a journey. If that is true, the next question is “where are we going and what’s the way?” A man’s motives mark the direction or the aim of his life. The means of getting where we are going is called the way. The measure (or balance scale of life) is the truth (an ounce must be the same on every man’s scale).
   Man spends most of his life, either seeking, and trying to discover the truth (what is), or arguing about what is truth? Many believed the world would end in 2012. It didn’t. For millennia men believed it was true that the world was flat and that the sun arose each morning because that is what it looked like from where they were. The problem was they didn’t fully understand where they were, let alone where they were going. They really did not know “what is.” The world, in fact, is round and the sun does not rise; rather the world turns. It just looks like it is rising. Man is on a quest to discover and learn “what is.” Therefore man is peering through his telescopes and microscopes in order to see “what is.” Man is measuring light and sound waves. Man is studying the stars trying to find out “what is.”

   Into all this study and search for “what is,” God adds a profound “I Am.” Truth is “what is.” Truth says “I am.” We can never discover who we are, what we are, and why we are, without knowing the truth; and there is only one truth. Truth says “I Am.” Jesus said, “and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” A man who believes the world is flat is not living in the real world. However, the man who believes (knows) that the curved horizon is actually the curvature of a round earth is free to set sail and discover just how great truth is.

   Having said all that, Life is a journey to the Father’s house and there is only one way to get there. Jesus said “I am the way… no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” Either that is true or it is not. If our charts are wrong, if our compass is “off” just one degree, we will miss the mark. Get on the wrong train and you end up at the wrong station. For that reason Jesus said simply, “follow me.” Following Jesus does not mean joining some Flat Earth Society. It means living in and walking in what is true. He said “I am the Truth.” The devil is a liar and the father of lies; the truth is not in him. He will gladly sell you a pack of them or just one at a time. In the end, only Truth will stand. Everything else will not hold up. Therefore the follower of the Truth must, above all things, be true. Being true is a call to honesty, integrity, and humility. Without truth, without being true, treaties are broken, marriages fall apart, products fail. Without truth, people live in a make-believe world and in a flat earth society where public opinion replaces truth. Congress may change and rewrite the law of the land, but it cannot change the Truth. Believers in Jesus Christ still live in a world where it appears that truth stands upon the gallows and error sits upon the throne, but that is all an illusion. The ancient Egyptians and Mayans worshiped the sun and were proud of their pyramids. They both designed impressive calendars. Their civilizations are gone as will be ours, but the truth remains. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” That’s the truth. The Scriptures cannot be broken.