Truth seems to be elusive these days. Some don’t want to acknowledge what they know to be true about God, life, the world, and themselves; some are afraid of the facts; some refuse to face the truth. And the prevailing mood seems to be that truth is either elusive or relative.
This isn’t a new problem, of course. Pilate stood before the One who claimed to be the Truth (John 14:6) and asked, “What is truth? (John 18:38) and then washed his hands and turned away from the Truth.
But truth matters, with absolute truth mattering absolutely—and we ignore it to our peril.
John MacArthur has been and continues to be a champion for truth—God’s absolute truth as revealed in His Word. And during the course of his life and ministry, John has written a virtual library of resources for finding and applying God’s truth.
This book features excerpts from many of those books, giving you a daily “moment of truth.” As you read, may you gain a deeper appreciation for and understanding of God’s truth, every day.
The Importance of Truth
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. JOHN 8:32
Every true Christian should know and love the truth. Scripture says one of the key characteristics of “those who perish” (people who are damned by their unbelief) is that they “did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved” (2 Thess. 2:10).
The clear implication is that a genuine love for the truth is built into saving faith. It is therefore one of the distinguishing qualities of every true believer. In Jesus’ words, they have known the truth, and the truth has set them free (John 8:32).
"Moments Of Truth" is welcome in an age when the very idea of truth is being scorned and attacked (even within the church, where people ought to revere the truth most highly), Solomon’s wise advice has never been more timely: “Buy the truth, and do not sell it” (Prov. 23:23).
Nothing in all the world is more important or more valuable than the truth. And the church is supposed to be “the pillar and ground of the truth” (1 Tim. 3:15).
These reflections by John MacArthur, based on the study of the scriptures, is an oasis of fresh water for those who wish to obtain a word of hope on a true biblical basis.