"Pilate therefore said to Him, "Are You a king then?" Jesus answered, "You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born,and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice. "Pilate said to Him, "What is truth?" And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, "I find no fault in Him at all." (John 18:37, 38 NKJV)
On trial before Pilate, Jesus was interrogated for crimes he did not commit. Among the questions asked were a series of inquiries that could have saved Pilate's soul if he had not been puffed with pride and arrogance. The last question Pilate asked, "What is truth?" went unanswered. Pilate turned away and left without an answer to, perhaps, the most important question he had asked in his entire life.
Given time to answer this valid question, "What is truth?," how do you suppose Jesus would have responded?
1. (Read John 3:33)
IS GOD TRUTH?
2. (Read John 17:17)
IS GOD'S WORD TRUTH?
3. (Read 2 Timothy 3:16)
WHAT IS GOD'S WORD PROFITABLE FOR?
4. (Read John 8:31,32,34)
CAN WE KNOW AND UNDERSTAND TRUTH?
5. (Read John 8:32)
WHAT SETS US FREE?
6. (Read John 8:34)
WHAT DOES TRUTH SET US FREE FROM?
7. (Read 1 John 3:4)
WHAT IS SIN?
8. (Read Romans 3:23)
WHO HAS SINNED?
9. (Read Hebrews 4:15)
WHO HAS NOT SINNED?
10. (Read John 14:6)
WHO IS THE TRUTH?
11. (Read Acts 4:12)
WHOSE NAME ARE WE SAVED BY?
12. CAN WE BE SAVED BY ANY OTHER NAME?
13. WHY IS THIS?
14. Remember John 14:6 (Christ is truth). Remember John 8:32 (Truth sets us free).
WHO ONLY CAN SET US FREE FROM SIN?
15. (Read John 8:32 again).
IS TRUTH ABSOLUTE?
DOES 1 + 1 = 3?
OF COURSE NOT ! ! !
DOES 1 + 1 = 0?
DON'T BE RIDICULOUS ! ! !
1 + 1 ALWAYS EQUALS 2.
These may be rhetorical questions but they illustrate a simple point. In math there is only ONE TRUTH.
In Christianity, there is also just ONE CORRECT ANSWER TO GOD'S EQUATION.
1. (Read John 14:6)
HOW MANY CHRISTS ARE THERE (THE WAY; THE TRUE; THE LIFE)?
2. (Read Ephesians 1:22)
WHAT IS CHRIST THE HEAD OF?
3. (Read Ephesians 1:22,23)
THE CHURCH IS CHRIST'S ____ (WHAT)?
4. (Read Ephesians 4:4)
HOW MANY BODIES DOES CHRIST HAVE?
5. IF THE CHURCH IS HIS BODY AND THERE IS ONLY ONE BODY, HOW MANY CHURCHES DOES CHRIST HAVE?
6. HOW MANY DIFFERENT CHURCHES DO YOU SUPPOSE THERE ARE?
7. DO THEY ALL BELIEVE THE SAME THING?
8. YET, IS TRUTH ABSOLUTE?
9. CAN I KNOW THE TRUTH?
10. CAN I KNOW WHICH CHURCH, IF ANY, BELONGS TO CHRIST?
11. (Read Acts 17:11) HOW CAN I KNOW?
IN THE FOLLOWING REFERENCES, WHAT IS THE NAME OR DESIGNATION OF CHRIST'S TRUE CHURCH?
1 Corinthians 1:2________________
1 Timothy 3:15_________________
HOW SHOULD THE CHURCH YOU READ ABOUT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT WORSHIP?
1 Corinthians 11:23-26__________
1 Corinthians 16:2______________
CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIP
1. (Read Hebrews 11:6)
WHAT MUST I HAVE TO BE PLEASING TO GOD?
2. (Read Hebrews 11:1)
WHAT IS FAITH?
3. (Read Ephesians 4:5)
HOW MANY FAITHS ARE THERE?
4. (Read Romans 10:10)
WITH BELIEF, WHAT MUST I DO WITH MY LIPS?
5. (Read Acts 17:30)
WHAT DOES GOD COMMAND ALL PEOPLE TO DO?
6. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
7. (Read 1 Peter 3:21)
IN THIS VERSE, WHAT SAVES ME?
8. (Read Acts 10:48)
IS THIS A COMMAND?
9. (Read Acts 2:38)
WHAT DID PETER COMMAND? FOR WHAT PURPOSE?
10. (Read Revelation 2:10)
WHAT IS REQUIRED AFTER BAPTISM?
11. (Read John 14:15)
IF YOU LOVE JESUS WHAT WILL YOU DO?
"And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord." (Acts 22:16 KJV)