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Truth or Life?

Discussion in 'Controversial Christian Theology' started by Johnny4ChristJesus, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. Johnny4ChristJesus

    Johnny4ChristJesus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Which do you think is most important for the Scriptures to contain and why?
     
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    Tigger45 “That they may be one.” Supporter

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    Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life. They are intrinsically intertwined.
     
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  3. Ken Rank

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    Yeshua calls himself the way, the truth and the life. Knowing that life comes from truth and not from a lie, I am not sure these two can be separated. If they had to be and you had to pick one for whatever reason, you pick truth since life comes from following truth. But, again... I don't think we separate them. If Yeshua is both of these things, then separating them would be like taking a piece of him away. IMHO
     
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  4. Johnny4ChristJesus

    Johnny4ChristJesus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Great answer. But an easy way out.
     
  5. Doug Melven

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    What is life without truth?
    What is truth without life?
    They cannot be separated, one is not more valuable than the other.
    Jesus who is the Truth came to give us life.
     
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    Tigger45 “That they may be one.” Supporter

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    That’s the point, there is no easy way out. It is that it is.
     
  7. spiritfilledjm

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    I agree with everyone else...because it's the correct answer. However, to add some flavor, I'll say the next important thing...or things...because I'm a rebel and won't be limited to just one thing...is Matthew 22:37-39. "..."Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: "Love your neighbor as yourself.""
     
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    THE W AFRIKANB0T

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    the Word of God
     
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  9. Johnny4ChristJesus

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    I believe in the Truth of the Scriptures, because of the Life God gave me through them when I couldn't even truly believe in the whole born again thing, if I wanted to.

    I can understand how--without the Life contained in the Scriptures being released to a person--the Scriptures would appear to be just another religious Book making claims.

    There is only One Way, One Truth, and One Life. And, yet, there are those who believe there is more than one way, and people read the Bible and develop significantly different intrepretations of that one Truth. And people claim to have Life that they have never experienced. They just grew up in a system that made it a religious doctrine that no longer needs confirmation from God.

    I applaud those who answered with Scripture. I agree that they all go together. Jesus Christ, the Word of God, is the Way, the Truth, and the Life! His words are spirit and they are life!

    So for me, the Life given through the Scriptures is the most important part of the Scriptures, because with the Life, I will be led into all Truth, and through the narrow Way. Without the Life, I can study the Truth all day long, get every degree that is out there, develop immense theological pride, and miss Jesus Christ when He comes. So, for me, the Life that enables me to truly have the other two is the most important. But, as has been said, they aren't exclusive. I can't abide in Life without continually pursuing Truth and staying on the narrow Path that Life leads me through!
     
  10. Johnny4ChristJesus

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    Thanks for sharing, Doug! Keep being Berean, love your tagline verse (Acts 17:11)
     
  11. eleos1954

    eleos1954 God is Love Supporter

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    Jesus is the truth and through him we have life (eternal life)

    John 17:17

    17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

    Amen.
     
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