Tuesday, January 28, 2020

What Is The Bond Between Truth And Life?

        Truth and life are intimately related things. Both realities are rooted in the existence of God. That is where truth and life find their fullness, purpose, and fulfillment. Truth and life are inextricably united. Jesus Christ affirmed regarding Himself, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6).

         In other words, Christ has made known to mankind that He is the way in which forgiveness and redemption before God has been enabled. If we posses the truth, then we are free and can have life abundantly (John 10:10). Whoever has the Son has life eternal (1 John 5:12). Following is a commentary from the Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible on John chapter fourteen verses four and six:

         "14:4 the way. In Jewish literature, God's true path of righteousness could be called the way." (For its exclusivity, cf. note on Mt 7:13-14.) Some scholars also think of the way of salvation in Jn 1:23...14:6 Gentiles complained about Jews’ “intolerance” because Jews insisted on only one God. Some Jewish groups, however, notably the Qumran community, were even more exclusive; they believed that they followed the only path to God and that other Jewish groups were lost. Jesus goes beyond such groups; he does not teach a way to God, but rather is the way to God."

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