Our God is True!

“The New Testament emphasis on veracity is most pronounced. It asserts that God is the true God, or the God of truth (John 3:33, 17:3; Rom. 3:4; 1 Thess. 1:9); that His judgements are veracious and just (Rom. 2:2, 3:7; Rev. 15:3 and 16:7); that a knowledge of God is a knowledge of the truth (Rom. 1:18, 25). It asserts that Christ is the true light (John 1:9), the true bread (John 6:32), and the true vine (John 15:1). Christ bears a true witness (John 8:14; Rev. 3:14); His judgements are true (John 8:16); He is a minister of the truth of God (Rom. 15:8); He is full of truth (John 1:14); He is personally the truth (John 14:6; Rev. 3:7 and 19:11). Further He speaks the truth of God (John 8:40-47). The Holy Spirit is repeatedly called the Spirit of truth (1 John 5:7; John 14:17; 15:26; and 15:13). His ministry is to guide into truth (John 16:13). The gospel, or Christian faith, is called the word of truth (2 Cor. 6:7; Eph. 1:13; Col. 1:5; 2 Tim. 2:15; and James 1:18). It is called the truth of Christ (2 Cor. 11:10) and the way of truth (2 Pet. 2:2). The Christians are said to have found the truth, and the heretic or unbeliever to have missed the truth (1 John 2:27; 2 Thess. 2:13; Eph. 5:9; and 1 John 3:19). The Church is called the pillar and ground of the truth (1 Tim. 3:15).”

1. Bernard Ram, The Patter of Religious Authority (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1959), 22

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