“Veritas? What is veritas?” Pontius Pilate’s words to Jesus before he sentenced him to death. What is truth, he asks? Well I’m kinda led to believe it’s not an adjective but a noun, a person, not a concept.
Pilate was clearly a man with a seared conscience. He might as well have wielded himself the hammer that nailed trespassers on crosses. And bc of Jesus, Pilate became friendly with King Herod, which meant neither of them really had…or wanted the say so. It was simply a power play ping pong match.
And so he mocks, “What is veritas?” If Herod can’t decide and Pilate can’t decide…where is the Pope when you need him?
Well…what IS truth? Seems like an adjective describing something clean, unspotted, without sin??
The claim of the Bible is that Jesus never sinned in his lifetime, which is how he was worthy to be an atoning sacrifice in his death. So shall we say that Truth is sinlessness…perfection…without causes for blame?
I would offer that like lord and Lord, truth and Truth are different. There is one Lord and many lords, and many, subjective truths, and one Truth. So if Truth is one, why couldn’t it be a person, or spirit?
Jesus said we are to worship in “spirit and truth”. I suggest that these are one and the same thing. He only separates them to demonstrate which spirit you are worshiping.
I can say this much…”I can’t handle the truth”. Life is full of too much truth. It truly is stranger than fiction.
But one thing I know…Jesus said he was THE way, truth, and life. So could it be said that the vehicle to the way that leads to life is Truth personified in God’s Christ?
So fleshing that out, how do we go about hailing a Truth cab? Sure. We’ve ridden in one plenty of times. We have the routes we need in our minds.
Question I have is, will we hear the Truth cab when we cover our ears?