Pursuit of Truth
Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
Jesus is truth and to make a lifelong commitment to pursue truth is to commit yourself to Christ. Now, pursuing truth is more than just truth telling but rather coming to a full knowledge of Christ. Many churches have separated and been pulled apart by Church doctrine. Doctrine is important but we must put our faith in Jesus and not lies – we must pu…rsue the truth.
Anything that dictates our faith is the utmost importance because our faith saves us. As we read Eph. 2:8 “For by grace you have been saved through faith.”
1 TIm 4:16 says: “Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.”
We must listen to the Spirit that leads us to truth, we must make ourselves sensitive to His voice. Focus on Him daily and listen intently. Obey and believe Him always, and settle it in our hearts to listen to Him and no to other things.
I believe in a universal church – one that all people who believe in Jesus Christ as their savior are one. Some doctrine is messed up, but not a deal breaker. I seek God in love and love others in his way.
The more we seek the Spirit in our lives the more we can discern doctrine. Read the word, and look at all scriptures together.
God wants us to understand his words, it shouldn’t be a mystery to us. He wrote it to reveal it to His children. We’ll talk again tomorrow about discernment and seeking truth.