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The phenomenon of Scripture is the fact that it is the Truth!  Apart from Scripture, Truth cannot be known. Truth is characteristic of God’s essence, and it is the essence of the text He gave. Herein lies the uniqueness of the book we call the Bible. No other book can be compared with this book. It is the only book that is Truth. “Truth” (always capped when referring to Scripture or the content of the Scriptures) is the best word to describe the content of Scripture and, perhaps, should be used exclusively in that capacity.

Scriptural Truth is that which provides explanation for the existence of matter and man; it informs man why there is something rather than nothing. Scriptural Truth yields insight into the reason for suffering and evil, and attests that God is sovereign even over sin; it assures man that evil will not ultimately triumph because there will be final justice in the universe. Scriptural Truth confronts man with a supernatural Revelation in a natural world and informs man that he is not alone in the universe, and it announces to man that after death there is the judgment. Scriptural Truth speaks to man of the ethical life he should live and of his individual accountability to God; it gives to man the absolute standard for what is right and what is wrong. Scriptural Truth teaches man that his state is sinful and that his predicament is one of separation from God, and it proclaims the sufficiency of the person and work of Christ to save lost man.

Truth by definition is that which is without error (error being defined as that which is contrary to or inconsistent with the character and purpose of God). Truth cannot be mixed with error, for then the Truth is no longer the Truth. It becomes something else. It becomes what previously it stood over against; it becomes error and, therefore, can no longer claim to be Truth. And if this happened, it would reveal that what was thought to be Truth was never the Truth. But Truth can never become error, because it is immutable. Truth cannot be compromised; it is always the Truth.

To state that the Bible is Truth
is to affirm that the Bible teaches what God intends,
both in the Bible that was given (Autographs)
and in the Bible we have (Translations).

God has spoken; and God said what He meant and meant what He said. But it is not always easy to know what God meant.

To state that the Bible is Truth
is to affirm that the Bible,
properly understood and correctly interpreted,
teaches exactly what God intends for it to teach.

The burden is not upon the text; the burden is upon the interpreter. However, it must be remembered that the Bible is Truth in and of itself whether it is correctly interpreted or not. The interpreter may not be correct in his interpretation of what God teaches in His Revelation, but what God teaches in His Revelation is Truth.

Articles related to the Truth of the Bible:

        Source of Truth

        Significance of Truth

        Unity of Truth

        Autographs and Copies

        Question of Inerrancy

        Problem Passages

        Importance of Interpretation

        The Starting Point

        Characteristics of Truth

              Truth is Consistent

              Truth is Unified

              Truth is Adequate

              Truth is Reasonable

For Scriptures related to Truth, see: Scriptures - Truth

For Quotes related to Truth, see: Quotes - Truth

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