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God owns spiritual truth

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except by Me” (John 14:6, NKJV). Salvation can’t occur without Christ because his blood is indispensable (Romans 5:6-11; 1 John 1:7).

Thomas a Kempis said, “Without the way, there is no going. Without the truth, there is no knowing. Without the life, there is no living.” These spiritual gifts can’t exist without Christ (Ephesians 1:3).

There isn’t a way, truth or life without God. He’s given us all we need to attain salvation (2 Timothy 3:16-17). We’re only complete when we live and speak as he dictates in his word (Romans 10:17).

We don’t own spiritual truth or spiritual life. Righteousness is impossible without Christ (Romans 3:10-18). Outside of him, all spiritual hope is lost.

Truth was established before time began (Psalm 119:89) so when we speak it today, it’s because we match up with what God has already established.

God’s truth is a standard, a solid thing that can’t be altered (Luke 21:33). When we remember this, we’re on our way to humility (James 4:10). His standard is the only one against which our words can be judged.

When we proclaim spiritual truth it’s only because our words meet God’s standards. When it doesn’t, it’s error. This has enormous implications because there’s only one gospel (Galatians 1:8-9).

What we or society thinks doesn’t have any bearing on spiritual truth (Psalm 102:25-27).

Popular opinion and the changing landscapes of time and culture are useless because spiritual truth is timeless (Numbers 23:19; Isaiah 40:8). We do it or we don’t. We have no hope of changing it.

Anyone, even Satan, can proclaim truth. But that doesn’t make them a speaker that should be trusted completely. We must continually measure all we hear against God’s Word (James 4:1). The process never ends because our souls are at stake.

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Richard lives in Florence, Alabama and is married to Deirdre. They have three daughters. He is an avid reader, devoted writer and lover of history and research. He is the author of "The Most Important Question" and is working on more books.

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  1. I really appreciate your articles. I have preached since 1970. Now preach for Paris Church of Christ for 13 years this coming November. Thank you for the good message.

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