“What is truth?” , said Pilate. (John 18:38)
No matter how well-informed an opinion seems, it still remains an opinion. Facts can contradict with time and may even be much more elusive and outdated if they’re just opinions wrapped in certification paper from a particular “trusted” society.
For me this is the fact and the truth: God loves us and He wants us to know that and be reminded of such daily. Why isn’t this an opinion? Because Christ came to show it. He died to prove it. And that’s why the truth truly came only through Jesus Christ. The truth is not an ever-changing opinion controlled by time and feelings and bribes and biases and agendas and fear. The truth is a solid rock from eternity to eternity.
Hidden messages are not the truth. They’re based on fear. The gospel is the truth. It is based on joy, the joy of Christ. It can be and has been verified by several non-conflicting eyewitnesses. The Holy Spirit helps us recognize the gospel and retain it and share it. If we do not believe that there’s such a thing as the Holy Spirit than we have no faith. Faith is a gift of the Holy Spirit. Some say that when they see it, they’ll believe it. They have no faith, no assurance of things not seen.
“Because you see, you believe. Blessed are those who have not seen, but yet believe.” Jesus said that to Thomas.
It’s very luring to try to live the Christian life by sight of our senses, trying to keep up morals and ethics. But it can only be lived by faith in Christ through the grace of God. It can only be lived knowing and trusting that God, not mankind, knows best and wants the best for us always. He gave us the best. He gave us Jesus. Blessed is the one who believes in Him and yet has not seen Him in his flesh and bone, but in His Spirit and in the Truth.
“When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”” (Matthew 16:13-19)
My faith is built and found on nothing else but Jesus Christ my righteousness.