Have you ever tried to convince someone of something based on facts, details, or evidence? Many of us know the truth from a lie, however we believe what we want to believe. Jesus encountered this problem with the Pharisees.
Jesus proclaimed to be the light of the world in (St. John 8:12-14 ) and the Pharisees response was that Jesus bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true. Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go: but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.
Jesus was trying to deliver the Pharisees by bring them into the light, but they refused and chose to remain in darkness. Unfortunately, it is easier to believe a lie rather than the truth, primarily due to the need to satisfy emotions or plain ole confusion.
For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all churches of the saints (1 Cor 14:33). And ye shall know the truth , and the truth shall make you free (St John 8:32).
Although the devil distorts the truth and some people prefer to walk in darkness, the truth will always reign. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lust of your father ye will do, He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there was no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it (St John 8:44).
Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life (St John 14:6) and without him all are lost. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ (St John 1:17).
BY: Missionary Karen Mason Chief Executive of Blog