But if I should be delayed, you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth (1 Tm 3:15).
Yesterday, we looked at the Biblical passage stating that God wants everyone to be saved and to know the truth. Now, let’s look at how we go about finding the truth. As Christians, we know that Jesus is “the Way, the Truth and the Life”, but how does that fact help us to live our lives in accordance with His Will? We need a set of guidelines to help us make moral decisions, based on His truth.
Fortunately for us, the Bible gives us the answer. While many Christians believe that the Bible is the ultimate resource for determining the truth, the Bible actually tells us otherwise! In his letter to Timothy, St. Paul reveals that the Church is the “pillar and foundation of truth” (see verse at beginning). While that provides us with some useful guidance, it begs the question, “Which church?” After all, there are thousands of Christian churches that put forth conflicting teachings. By definition, you can’t have multiple, conflicting “truths”. What now?
In order to determine which Church will lead us to the truth, we need to investigate further. Tomorrow, we’ll let the words of Jesus point us in the right direction!
Tomorrow: (John 16:13)