In the movie “A Few Good Men” a US Navy lawyer, played by Tom Cruise, says to Colonel Jessup, played by Jack Nicholson, who is on the witness stand, “I want the truth”. Colonel Jessup replies in a loud voice “You can’t handle the truth!” I can’t help but think that this is exactly what we could say about our world today, we “can’t handle the truth”. Truth seems to be something we know nothing about. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines truth as: - the truth: the real facts about something: the things that are true: the quality or state of being true: a statement or idea that is true or accepted as true.
The Bible says in Eph. 4:21 “If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:”, in Ex. 34:6 “And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,”, in Psa. 15:2 “He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.”, in Psa. 25:5 “Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.”, in Ephesians 5:9 “(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)”, in John 8:31-32 “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”, in John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”