Perhaps the best known question about truth in all of scripture comes from Pilate, the Roman governor, who authorized Jesus’ crucifixion; John 18; 37 records this event. When Jesus replied to Pilate’s question concerning his kingdom, he said, “I come to bear witness unto the truth and everyone that is of the truth hears my voice”, Pilate replied: “What is truth?” And, of course he did not wait for an answer!
It would have been interesting if Pilate had waited to hear what Jesus had to say in reference to that question. However we already know the answer from other statements made by Jesus: John 14:6, “I am the way the truth and the life…” John: 8:32, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”
The 66 ancient books of the Bible all attest to truth. You may ask, “How can we know that the Bible is true?” I invite you to click on the tab in the top control bar “Bible” and read the articles there on “How I know the Bible Is the word of God”. There is enough evidence from the Bible based on extant as well as present history to substantiate the validity of Bible truth beyond any doubt.
God himself is the author of truth and everything that does no align with his word is from its author the devil who is the author of all lies. To know the truth and to live the truth starts with a faith in the author of truth which is the God of the universe.
The Scripture tells us that for some it is easier to believe a lie than the truth. We can lie to ourselves about any issue that we face and try to fit our answer into what fits our own desires but that does not make it truth. If anything is not of value it is untruth because truth is value.
Even though men have struggled through the ages to discover truth and still do to this present day, truth is knowable and even can be found in the human heart because God has written upon the heart the knowledge of what is right and what is wrong and in essence what is truth. It is the will of the offender however to pluck away the very truth from the human heart and replace it with his own belief system of lies and deceit.