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Pilate Asked "What is Truth" - Here it is Asked "Where is The Truth?" - Both are Answered in Jesus Christ.

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jun 18, 2008 at 18:55

In His trial, Yeshua, Jesus of Nazareth was asked by the Roman Procurator prior to having Him crucified, "What is truth?" The Roman Pilate did not get an answer, for by the time that question was asked, Jesus had already said enough that if He were believed, there would already be understanding, not only for the Roman, but also the Chief Rulers of the people desiring the condemnation of Jesus to death.

Those who know the truth of Jesus Christ as mentioned in the Holy Bible will go to the reference in Chapter 14, the specific one being verse 6 of the first few excerpted here (there rest are shown to answer your inquiry about the Father-Son relationship.

John 14:1) Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in me. 2) In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3) And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4) And where I go you know, and the way you know. 5) Thomas (the disciple that needed the proof of the nail scars for belief of the resurrection) said to him, Lord, we know not where you go; and how can we know the way?

6) Jesus saith to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me. 7) If you had known me, you would have known my Father also: and from henceforth you know him, and have seen him.

8) Philip said to him, Lord (hazrat Yeshua), show us the Father, and it suffices us. 9) Jesus said to him, "Have I been so long time with you, and yet have you not known me Philip? He that has seen me, has seen the Father; and how say you then, ‘Show us the Father?'"

Jesus continuing…10) "Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak to you, I speak not from myself: but the Father that dwells in me, He does the works." 11) Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake." 12) " Verily, verily, I say to you, he that believes on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to my Father.

13) "And whatever you shall ask in My Name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son."

Now, you have asked, "where is the truth," and it is supposed here that it is an honest question, asked of a person who believes fully and completely in the Holy Bible, comprised of the Hebrew Holy Scriptures, the Tanakh and the Brit Hadassah, and in Jesus Christ (the only sinless human), by Whom and of Whom it is written. If Jesus Christ is to be honored for the truth He spoke, this quote from the past cannot be ignored without admitting unbelief. It is belief in Him that guarantees eternal life, and baptism that is the public display of such belief.

Now, thank you for sharing the process of the Muslim purification and the other practices of your belief. And in the light of your earlier reference to associating with non-Muslims in your country, it is understood that under certain circumstances such associations can be had in a civil setting. But let us back get to the inquiry.

If correctly understood, since our relationship with Jesus Christ is described in the Holy Bible is as one with the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit, our prayer is a direct communication with Almighty God, whether it be thanksgiving, worship, or petition. See verse 13 above.

You have asked, "who is more important the father or the son?" In the human design, based on the scriptural references, the son takes direction from the father, and Jesus, in His humanity, tells the Pharisees, what He sees the Father doing, so He does. This changes after the resurrection, where in heaven, we are told Jesus Christ is given all authority, and assumes His full position of Deity (Matthew 28).

But let us get back and explain the certainty and gravity of what Jesus is saying in the verses above, that in the eternal scheme of things, by His own word and demonstration of His power, He has equality with the Father in heaven, Almighty God. If He, Jesus Christ is sinless and is speaking the truth as witnessed here, who are we, or anyone to deny that?

To be sure, Jesus of Nazareth was born in the flesh, though of a process never before nor since duplicated. In His first time here on earth, His words and works were the revelation of Almighty God to the Jewish people first, then to the non-Jewish people. His death, burial, and resurrection changed the way the world was heading, bringing it all down to the things we are seeing today. During the first time of Jesus Christ to this time, disciples of Jesus are to witness to His being alive in all believers, carrying His love in salvation by believing in His words as found in the Holy Bible. As such, the power of the Holy Spirit is in us to tell us that indeed, the Holy Bible is right.

And to highlight the final answer, before there was a world, the Father and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, were One, are One, and remain One. Only in the eternal realm will it be possible to see what exactly the Holy Bible meant describing this mystery, and this reader for one can hardly wait for that time.
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