“what is truth?”

The Apostle John writes that on the night of Jesus’ trial He was standing before Pilate. Jesus testified that His purpose for coming to this world was “to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” (John 18:37-38)

Pilate answered, “What is truth?” — and left the room, not waiting for an answer. It’s as if he said it with a scoff and a wave of his hand, cynical and frustrated. Maybe because in his political world he had witnessed so little “truth” – if any at all. Sound familiar?

Apparently, Pilate thought it was a question with no answer and yet ironically – standing right before him was the very truth he was asking about – the full embodiment of God’s word – truth incarnate! (John 1:14)

what is truth?

We have attempted to gather some of the most pertinent questions from the BSF library and arrange them according to broad topics/doctrines. There are just a few questions for each topic, and each answer is linked back to the question for a full accounting of passages that support the answer.

If Pilate were asking us, here’s some of what we might highlight…

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.

2 Timothy 4:3-4