Truth is the very heart of who I am, so you cannot love Me without loving the truth. In fact, for this reason I came into the world, to testify to the truth. I abhor lies—especially about salvation, which is through Me alone. In this age of “tolerance,” many people deem it arrogant to believe in absolute truth. However, unless the gospel is absolutely true, it is not good news at all. If it is only partially true, people who trust Me as Savior are to be pitied more than all men.
Both My words and My works testify to the truth. I performed countless miraculous signs so that the display of My Glory would confirm the truth of My teaching. My resurrection and ascension further verify that I am who I claim to be: the only true Savior-God.
I want you to build your life on My transcendent truth. As you listen to Me—through My Word and My Spirit—your life gains meaning and purpose. You can face each day with confidence: secure in My eternal Love, embracing challenges as adventures to share with Me. The more you build your life on the truth, the closer to Me you can live—enjoying Me, depending on Me, glorifying Me.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
~ John 14:6
“You are a king, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You are right. . . . In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”
~ John 18:37
If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.
~ 1 Corinthians 15:19
Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
~ John 20:30–31