10-13-2019 “HE IS THE TRUTH!” John 14:6

This week Bro. Leo continues us on a Biblical definition of Christianity study by defining Biblical truth.

In John 14:6 the word “truth” is translated from the Greek word “alētheia” which means the inner essence and character of a person totally agrees with the outward appearance of that person.  As Christians we believe 1) the person and character of Jesus, 2) the words of Jesus, 3) the works of Jesus because all three totally agree with each other (alētheia, John 14:7, 9-11).

As a Christian we believe Jesus when He says He and God are the same (John 14:7, 9-11).  In John 1:1-3, 14 John tells us that Jesus is the “word” and He was with God before creation.  The word “word” is translated from the Greek word “logos” which means the expressed intelligence of someone, vocal audible spoken words.  Jesus is the expressed intelligence of God (Gen. 1:1-3).  Jesus is the origin of everything that has ever been created.

At the 11 minute mark Bro. Leo explains the Godhead (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) in a way that is easily understood.

In John 1:14, 18 the word “glory” is translated from the Greek word “doxa” which means the appearance of and recognition of a person for what he or she really is.  When the Disciples saw Jesus they were in fact seeing God.

In John 10:30 the word “one” is translated from the Greek word “hen” which means one in essence, quality and character, Intrinsic fundamental character and substance of are exactly the same.  The other Greek word that translates to “one” is  “heis” which means the numerical number one.

In John 8:38, 40-45 we see that we are created with the free will to believe the truth or reject the truth.  A Christian chooses to believe all of the truth.  Through the Word of God and with the help of His Holy Spirit a Christian should be able to discern the truth.  In 1John 4:1 we are told to prove what is truth and what is a lie because there are many teachers who teach lies.  There are folks behind pulpits every week who are leading people astray (Jer. 48:10, Jer. 50:6, 2Cor. 4:1-2).

The truth of the Gospel is the grace of God (Col. 1:3-6).  The word “grace” is translated from the Greek word “charis” which means the unearned, unmerited, un-worked for, undeserved blessing, favor, gift from God.

In Gal. 3:1-3 we read that there were false teachers teaching that works of the flesh are required to keep salvation, just as there are today.  They are teaching a lie according to the truth of the Gospel (Gal. 2:16).

Eph. 2:8-10 explains the truth of the Gospel as simply as it can be explained.  When we come to and believe the truth God sends His Holy Spirit into our hearts (Gal. 4:6) at which time we receive the gift of our salvation.

Scriptures used in today’s study:

Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Joh 14:7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
Joh 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
Joh 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
Joh 14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.

Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Joh 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Gen 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Joh 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Joh 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

Joh 10:30 I and my Father are one.

Joh 8:38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
Joh 8:40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
Joh 8:41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
Joh 8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
Joh 8:43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
Joh 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Joh 8:45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

1Jn 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Jer 48:10 Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

Jer 50:6 My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.

2Co 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2Co 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

Col 1:3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
Col 1:4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,
Col 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
Col 1:6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:

Gal 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
Gal 3:2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Gal 3:3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?

Gal 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Gal 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Joh 19:19 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.
Joh 19:20 This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.
Joh 19:21 Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.
Joh 19:22 Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.

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