Tuesday, February 7, 2017

YOU SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH  by steve finnell

Jesus told those who believed in Him they would know the truth. Jesus did not say they would form their personal opinion of the truth.

John 8:31-32 So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." (NASB)

There were two things the disciples had to do to become free. 1. Believe in Him. 2. Continue in His word. Truth and freedom followed belief in Jesus and continuing in His word.

There is no Scripture that states a believer is set free because they have reached their own personal opinion of what is the truth.

JESUS SPEAKS TRUTH ABOUT SALVATION: Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved....(NASB)

Every other view about Mark 16:16 is opinion.

Jesus said, "You will know the truth," He did not say you will dream up a man-made opinion about the truth.

Jesus never said, "You are saved by grace alone," "You are saved by faith only," "You are saved by water baptism only," "You are saved by confession only," "You are saved by repentance only." These are man's opinions of the truth about salvation.

God's terms for salvation: Faith-John 3:16, Repentance-Acts 3:19, Confession-Romans 10:9, Water Baptism- 1 Peter 3:21, Acts 2:38.


  1. (Isaiah 55:1-3) Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for [that which is] not bread? and your labour for [that which] satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye [that which is] good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, [even] the sure mercies of David.

    (Revelation 22:17) And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

    (John 4:14) But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

    (John 7:37-39) In the last day, that great [day] of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet [given]; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

    (John 12:44-48) Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

    (John 5:33-40) Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth. But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved. He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light. But I have greater witness than [that] of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not. Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.


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