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If It's Truth, It's Ours!

Jesus called Himself "the Truth."

That declaration led the philosopher Arthur Holmes to declare that "all truth is God's truth."  After all, Paul hyperbolically told the Corinthians in his first letter to them, that all things belong to them - "For all things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future - all are yours, and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's." (1 Cor 3.21-23)

All things belong to the Corinthians because they are Christ's.  And Christ is God's. And Jesus is THE Truth. Truth then, wherever it is found, belongs to Christians. What great news for the Christian! What an opportunity we have to worship a God that brings all truth under the blanket of His ownership! Math. Art. History. Any truth to be found here belongs to the Christian. Science. Philosophy. Even in areas where it seems the very existence of God is challenged the most, truth exists. And it belongs to the Christian. Because we are Christ's, and He IS the truth.

And He is God's.

We cannot surrender the truth of 1 Cor 3.21-23 - that all things are ours, especially truth! Truth cannot simply be handed over to scientists who can "prove" things with a method, or philosophers who dizzy us with rationale and logic. Truth belongs to us!

And once we internalize this unique perspective, we mar the lines between faith and the pursuit of knowledge. Faith and education, faith and philosophy, faith and science. Faith in your heart and knowledge in your brain no longer stand in opposition to each other, but neatly come alongside and complement one another. How much more effective might Christians be if we were discipled to operate in this way - to love the Lord with our entire mind, not just our heart (Matt. 22:37)?  How different might the world be if Christians knew how to claim truth as their own, wherever it may be found?

Would we be better prepared to withstand the intellectual assaults of science and evolution? Would students be more confident entering the college classroom knowing their professor is an atheist? Would our workplaces be transformed because Christian employees have a worldview that doesn't pit what they learn at church against the "real-world," but rather provides a lens through which to see Christ in their real-world experiences?

All truth points to the existence of a Creator, to a Savior, who redeemed a sinful and fallen world. All truth is objective and points us to the One who IS Truth. Truth is a Man. His name is Jesus, and He belongs to God. And all Truth is God's.

And all Truth is ours!