Learn to Listen to God
How Do We Know What The Truth Is?
Today, many people believe in taking a poll or sticking their finger in the wind and see which way it is blowing. Whatever the popular view is, they say, "I’m all in!"
A view that is at the center of what followers of Jesus believe, is that God has revealed more and more of Himself throughout history since the dawn of creation and through modern times. His revelation of Himself and His purposes has come through His Word and His deeds. The idea of words and deeds being two separate concepts is how we humans understand things.
We know people can say one thing and do something quite different. When someone says they are a person of their word, it means they do what they say. This was once how business was conducted. But we needed a legal system because many people don’t follow through on their word.
On the other hand, it is impossible for God NOT to follow through on His word. Even more amazing because of His infinite power and His absolute integrity, when He speaks it is done (see Gen 1:). God spoke the world into being.
In the first chapter of his gospel the apostle John calls Jesus the Word of God, Jesus was the ultimate revelation of who God is and how we can know Him. He is the way, the truth, and the life. Don’t miss this. He did not say that he would show us the way. He said HE is the way.
God also gave us the written word. This has been a record of his work throughout history. The Bible was meant to be read and understood by everyday human beings. The Bible is the clearest revelation of the mysteries of God. And the Holy Spirit of God lives in those who invite him in. He is the great teacher who confirms the truth that we read of in the bible.
So truth is not relative. It is revealed by God to man.
Until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.