Jesus said, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32). Therefore, “truth” and the words of Jesus are one in the same.
The words of Jesus are “truth”, not just because they are factual but because they originated with God His Father (John 8:40). Therefore Jesus could boldly say, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6), and John could gladly declare that Jesus is “full of grace and truth” (John 1:14, 17). Peter’s first letter went to those who had purified their souls in “obeying the truth” (1 Pet 1:22). The “truth” to which Peter referred was “the word of God” or “the gospel” (vs. 23, 25).
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Conscience is not a safe guide…
- Because you can sin without offending your conscience. Saul did (Acts 23:1; 1 Tim 1:12-14; 26:9). The conscience is a moral “umpire” that holds you to the “rules” you have been taught (1 Cor 8:7). Like a watch, the conscience is only reliable when set to the right standard. Set your conscience to the teaching of Jesus Christ and His apostles in the New Testament (Matt 7:24-27; 28:18-20; John 16:13).
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Governor Felix “sent for Paul and heard him concerning the faith in Christ” (Acts 24:24). Felix listened carefully and “trembled” at what he heard. Why? Paul “reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come” (24:25).
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