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aith in the Son of God: Part Two - Truth

And Jesus Christ was revealed as God’s Son by his baptism in water and by shedding his blood on the cross—not by water only, but by water and blood. And the Spirit, who is truth, confirms it with his testimony. So we have these three witnesses—the Spirit, the water, and the blood—and all three agree. Since we believe human testimony, surely we can believe the greater testimony that comes from God. And God has testified about his Son. All who believe in the Son of God know in their hearts that this testimony is true. Those who don’t believe this are actually calling God a liar because they don’t believe what God has testified about his Son.

And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life.

1 John 5:6-12 New Living Translation (NLT)

Anyone can lie, except God. We have the father of lies dwelling in our midst encouraging untruths and deception. However, he knows his time is short and he lies incessantly, filling our minds with hate and destructive thoughts, urging us to forget the love and goodness of God, and attempting to steal the eternal life he knows God has promised to those who follow His Son Jesus. God has provided us with witnesses not of this world but those we are to keep safely in our hearts. Believing God's truth sets us free from the confusion of deceit.

When we believe what God has testified about His Son, the Holy Spirit is sent to live within our hearts and He testifies within us of God's truth. We are not left to the world's devices to be deceived. We have a living and active witness within us to guard our hearts and minds until Jesus returns to finish His assignment from God to establish us for eternal life in His Kingdom. Right along with help and comfort, the Spirit enables us with the ability to discern God's truth. We just have to believe Him and recognize the liars.

So what is truth? The answer to that is really quite simple:

"Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life."

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