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The key to interpreting the Bible is to let it interpret itself. Only God is capable of using His Word to change our hearts and redirect our lives. But we are also not a helpless people in the sense that our hands are tied. God gives us many means to receive His grace, and the Word of God is among the greatest. The infinite, formless God entered time and space to give us a book which gives us everything we need to know about life and how to live. If you haven’t read this greatest book in all of history yet, isn’t it about time?
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The Bible speaks of truth as coming from God. God is truth. He alone is perfectly stable, solid, and firm. He is unchangeable, the standard by which all things are measured. Thus, we read of God as “the God of truth,” and Jesus says, “I am the truth” and He calls the Holy Spirit, “the Spirit of Truth.”
To rightly understand truth, one must rightly understand God, in whom truth consists, and to rightly understand God, one must know and trust the Lord Jesus, who said He came to earth, for the very purpose of bearing witness of the truth (John 18:37).
How do we test claims of truth in general? There is a certain kind of truth that we test through observation, experimentation, eyewitness, examination, and scientific evidence. As far as the history of Jesus and other accounts of Scripture are concerned, we use those means by which historical evidence can be tested—through archaeology, for example. Many of the historical claims of Scripture can be established by the common standards of historiography.
Second, we want to test the claims of truth through the test of rationality. Is it logically consistent? We examine the content of Scripture to see if it is coherent. One of the most astonishing things is that the Bible has literally thousands of testable historical prophecies, cases in which events were clearly foretold, and both the foretelling and the fulfillment are a matter of historical record. The very dimension of the sheer fulfillment of prophecy of the Old Testament Scriptures should be enough to convince anyone that we are dealing with a supernatural piece of literature.
And yet we know from Scripture is that what is required for one to believe in the Bible as God’s word and as true is the internal testimony of God the Holy Spirit (1Corinthians 2:14). When the Holy Spirit opens one’s eyes to the truth of Scripture, He is not giving them special information that is not available to others, but He changes the heart and disposition to the evidence that is already there, so that we embrace it.
A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ and finds his or her identity in Him. Christians confess that they are sinners and separated from their Creator God. They have come to know that there is only one suitable savior, Jesus Christ, to rescue them from their sinful condition. They believe that the Bible is God’s true revelation which shows them clearly the way of salvation through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who came to this world, suffered, died on the cross and was resurrected to save them from the consequences of sin (eternal death) and break the power of sin in their lives.
Christians strive to love God above all and their neighbor as themselves, desiring to glorify God in their lives by keeping His commandments. Christians know that they cannot earn their own salvation by any work of their own, but that salvation is a free gift from God alone. Christians look with eager anticipation for the day when they shall be with Christ in heaven, either after death or when Jesus returns to earth in great glory and power at His second coming.
In Acts 16:30 we hear the Jailor in Philippi ask this very same question when a great sense of his need came over his heart. Paul & Silas’ response was “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.”
This is the only and sure way of salvation. There is no other way of salvation than by Jesus Christ. There is no other way of being saved through Jesus Christ than by believing in Him. There is also no danger of coming up short when we take this way, for it is the way God has appointed and He is most faithful concerning those things which He has promised. This is wonderfully good news; there is a way of salvation!
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This ministry was founded by Christians who want to tell every searching soul that our lives have purpose and meaning. In an age where everything seems to be changing, you can be certain that one thing does not, and that is the Bible, the Word of God Himself. Academia strives to answer “What is truth?”, only to leave the pupil in chaotic relativism. TruthisReal.org came about to give real answers through God’s Word, providing video explanations, and links to valuable resources while helping one find a faithful, Biblical church in their area.
This ministry began with a small group of Christians brainstorming how best to communicate with a busy, busy world. We understand that one of the last places left to get someone’s attention was perhaps through a glance at a billboard.
We may never see the reward of putting God’s Word before your eyes, but we are resting on God’s own promise, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11
May God be glorified in the effect of His Word in your heart.
God and Man
We believe in one God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who is the almighty creator of heaven and earth. God has made man in His own image and has called him to manifest and reflect holiness through love and obedience to His commandments. Because man has woefully fallen in this responsibility and entered into a state of moral corruption, he has subsequently become estranged from his Creator and is in great need of the forgiveness of his sins.
Because of a profound love for His creation, God has initiated a plan of redemption which He has accomplished on behalf of His people in the realm of temporal history. The zenith of this redemption is located in the historical incarnation of God in the person of Jesus of Nazareth. We confess Jesus to be the Messiah of Old Testament prophecy, being at the same time fully God and fully man, conceived by the Holy Spirt, and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus, through His substitutionary atoning death and bodily resurrection, has provided the meritorious basis of our justification, which, by God’s grace, we receive by faith alone. The Lord Jesus Christ has ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father. From there He governs and intercedes for His church, until He comes again to judge the living and the dead.
The Holy Spirit
Proceeding from the Father and the Son, the Holy Spirit dwells in the hearts of believers, effecting their regeneration and operating in their sanctification. The same Holy Spirit has been given to the people of God to empower them for the service of bearing witness to the kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit brings His people together to form a corporate community of believers. We believe that Christ has established a visible church which is called to live in the power of the Holy Spirit under the regulation of the authority of Holy Scripture, exercising discipline, administering the sacraments, and preaching the Gospel of Christ.
We believe that the Bible, in its entirety, is divine revelation, and we submit to the authority of Holy Scripture, acknowledging it to be inerrantly inspired by God and carrying the full weight of His authority.
The Christian Life
We believe our faith should be visible in concrete forms and models of personal and social behavior. We seek to be faithful disciples of Christ, loving God overall and each other as ourselves, enduring in love and obedience until He comes again to consummate His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting for those who have placed their trust in Jesus Christ, and everlasting condemnation to those who don’t believe.