THE IMPORTANCE OF BIBLE TRUTH
Is Bible Truth important to your Faith and Salvation ie. will you be saved despite what you believe the bible teaches or does it matter what you believe?
Well the word “truth” appears 237 times in the bible, that alone says it must be important!
Therefore it must be important to understand what “truth” is.
A quick scan of the passages using this word “truth” leave us in no doubt that it is not only important, but vital to our salvation.
3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
1 John 5:20
20And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true,even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
1 Timothy 2:3-4
3For thisis good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
Clearly then knowing what is Bible Truth is important and vital, in addition to this we are also warned that some would depart from the “truth”…
1 Timothy 4:1
1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry,and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
1 John 4:6
6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
From these passages it is very clear that we need to know the “truth” about God and His Son as it is taught to us in the Bible. This means we must learn what this is from the Bible itself.
Don't let your HOPE of LIFE ETERNAL rest with someone else eg. your pastor or minister, YOU owe it to yourself and your family to be fully convinced of what it is you believe to be sure it HOLDS something REAL for you.
We have all been warned by God that there would be many false teachers and Jesus himself has told us that"Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." See Matthew 7:14
Sadly when Christ returns to this earth, many will only then realise that they have believed in lies Jeremiah 16:19
"19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit."