Re-Thinking the Nature of Truth: How Does One Attain True Knowledge?
Then in John 18:38, Pilate asked him, “What is ‘truth’?”
Pilate was talking directly to Jesus when he asked Him this question.
Which means the Truth was literally staring him in the face… but he couldn’t see it!
This leads us to understand that unless your heart is open to receiving the Truth, you’ll always be blind to it.
You can ask the right questions and engage in intellectual pursuit but The Truth is ultimately a Person.. Jesus Christ.
Therefore, getting to know the truth means forming a relationship with someone.
It is only to the degree that you’re willing to allow a relationship with Jesus Christ that you are able to perceive the truth.
Is it any wonder then that statistical data on Nobel prize winners in science for 100 years between 1901 and 2000 revealed that atheists, agnostics, and freethinkers have won 7.1% of the prizes in chemistry, 8.9% in medicine, and 4.7% in physics; while Christians have won 72.5% of the prizes in chemistry, 65.3% in physics, 62% in medicine?
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (Proverbs 1:7)
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” (Proverbs 9:10)
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding.” (Psalms 111:10)
And before you leave with the wrong concept, the phrase, “Fear of the Lord” does NOT mean to be afraid of Him, it simply means to reverently worship God… which is what wise people do!