God desires truth to be within us

Joh 14:6; 1Ti 2:3-4; Joh 8:31-32; Psa 40:10-11; 2Ti 3:1-8; 2Ti 4:1-4; 2Co 11:10

ROMANS-88-100411 - length: 72:22 - taught on Apr, 11 2010

Class Outline:

John Farley
April 11, 2010

God desires truth to be within us


The first type of repentance is a synonym for faith in connection with salvation. A change in mental attitude about the person and work of Christ equals repentance in connection with salvation.

The second type of repentance is rebound, changing our thinking to agree with God’s verdict concerning our sins. We embrace the experiential forgiveness God freely provides.

Point 7. The third type of repentance in the Church age believer’s life is the turning away from human viewpoint (lies, evil) and turning toward divine viewpoint (grace and truth), resulting in living a new life of fellowship with the Trinity.

What do you think of the truth?

JOH 18:38 "What is truth?"

“The way" refers to the entrance into the plan of God.
"The truth" refers to what we learn after we enter into the plan of God.
"The life" is the function that comes from truth or doctrine.

"the way" is the noun hodos which is used for entrance into a systematic course of planning and action.

Everyone enters into the plan of God at exactly the same place. Everyone has the same chance and the same opportunity to glorify God and become a winner: equal privilege, equal opportunity.

So hodos, the way, is used for entrance into the plan of God,
a plan that is already laid out.
It is a plan in which everything is provided,
and a plan which is categorized by one word: "grace".

Aletheia is a noun that refers to truth or doctrine taught categorically.

1TI 2:3-4
This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

JOH 1:17
For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.

JOH 18:37
Pilate therefore said to Him, "So You are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say {correctly} that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice."

If I do not have truth, experiences and feelings, though real, can be false.

1. In the Old Testament, the basic Hebrew word for truth is Hebrew noun emeth which means stability, certainty, trust, that which is faithful, stable and secure.

Dr. William Gesenius says that emeth means firmness, security and integrity of mind.

The most popular Greek word for truth is aletheia which means integrity of character, that which is faithful and certain.

Thayer says it is that which frees the mind from pretence, deceit and falsehood.

2. Truth is also said to have a price upon it:
PRO 23:23 Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.

The price of truth is humility, commitment, dedication and consistency.

3. Truth must be valued above money, riches and any form of prosperity.

PSA 119:127
Therefore I love Thy doctrines above gold, yes, above fine gold.

PSA 119:72
The doctrine of Thy mouth is better to me Than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

4. It is impossible to serve the Lord apart from truth being the motivator,
JOS 24:14, “Now, therefore, respect the Lord and serve Him in sincerity and truth;”

5. It is truth that gives us guidance and direction to worship God properly.

JOH 4:24
“God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in [filling] spirit and truth [doctrine].”

6. Truth is something we must be taught, it does not come naturally;
PSA 25:5 "Lead me in Thy truth and teach me, for Thou art the God of my deliverance"

JOH 8:31
Jesus therefore was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you abide in My word, {then} you are truly disciples of Mine;

JOH 8:32
and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

In ISA 38:19, parents are to make truth known to their children.

In MAT 22:16 our Lord taught the way of God in truth.

This is why the apostle Paul tells us that God’s will for all mankind is to "be saved and to come to the epignosis knowledge of the truth", 1TI 2:4.

7. Truth protects us and keeps us from deception.

1CO 2:16
But we have the mind of Christ.

PHI 2:5
Have this mind in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,

JOH 14:26
"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.

This is why the apostle Paul warns us that in the last days "truth" will be rejected and deception accepted, 2TH 2:7-12, 2TI 3:5-8, 2TI 4:1-4.

2TH 2:10
and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.

2TH 2:11
And for this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they might believe what is false,

8. Truth is that which God desires in our life,
PSA 51:6 Behold, Thou dost desire truth in the innermost being, And in the hidden part Thou wilt make me know wisdom.