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What is Truth

April 16, 2023
Pastor Adam Detamore
Message Description
In this first message of Culture Wars, Pastor Adam uses Scripture to explore the difference between THE Truth and "truth".
Scripture Reference
John 14:6
Message Notes

John 18:38
“What is truth?” 

Truth: the property of being in accord with fact or reality


Relativism: the idea that there is no universal, absolute truth but that truth differs from person to person and culture to culture.

Relativism = MY truth


John 14:6
“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”


John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God


John 1:14, 16-17
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth

John 1:14, 16-17
For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.


Ephesians 4:14-15
Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ

THE truth is more freeing than MY truth.

John 8:31-32
Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

THE truth is more loving than MY truth.

THE truth is more tolerant than MY truth.


Matthew 5:43-48
“You have heard it said, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.

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