1462 truth, in NT

1462 truth, in NT

The NT encompasses the Greek idea of truth as reality, as well as the Hebraic concepts of faithfulness and reliability. Jesus Christ is shown as “the Truth” and the apostles present the gospel as “truth”.

Truth as opposed to falsehood and lies

Eph 4:25 See also Jn 3:33; Jn 4:37; Jn 18:23; Jn 19:35; Ac 7:1; Ac 21:24; Ac 24:8; Ac 26:25; Ro 1:18; Ro 9:1; 1Co 15:54; 2Co 7:14; Gal 4:16; Tit 1:13; 2Pe 2:22; 1Jn 2:4; 2Jn 1-2

Truth as reality

Heb 9:24 See also Jn 1:9; Jn 4:23; Jn 17:3; Eph 4:24; 1Th 1:9; 1Ti 1:2; 1Ti 6:19; Tit 1:2; Tit 3:2; Heb 8:2; Heb 12:8; 1Pe 5:12; 1Jn 2:5,8; 1Jn 5:20; Rev 19:9

Truth as trustworthy affirmations Jn 6:47 See also Mt 6:2; Mt 10:23; Mt 16:28; Mt 19:23; Mt 23:36; Mt 26:13; Mk 9:41; Mk 11:23; Lk 12:44; Lk 21:3; Jn 1:51; Jn 5:24-25; Jn 8:34; Jn 10:7; Jn 16:7; Php 1:15; 1Ti 3:9

Truth as faithfulness and reliability

The quality of truth Php 4:8 See also Jn 1:17; Jn 3:21; Jn 4:24; Jn 17:17; Ro 2:20; 1Co 5:8; 1Co 13:6; 2Co 13:8; Eph 5:9; Eph 6:14; 3Jn 12

Truth as an aspect of the character of God Ro 3:3-4 See also Ps 51:4; Ro 3:7; Ro 15:8; 1Jn 5:20; Rev 3:7,14; Rev 6:10; Rev 15:3; Rev 16:7; Rev 19:2,11

Truth as a human quality Ac 11:23; 1Jn 1:8 See also Jn 3:21; Jn 7:18; Ac 14:22; Eph 4:15; Php 1:18; Rev 2:13

Jesus Christ as truth

Jn 14:6 See also Jn 1:14; Jn 15:1; Jn 18:37-38; 1Jn 5:20

The Spirit of God as truth

Jn 16:13 See also Jn 14:16-17; Jn 15:26; 1Jn 4:6; 1Jn 5:6

The gospel and the Christian faith as truth

Eph 1:13 See also Jn 8:31-32; Ac 20:30; 2Co 4:2; Gal 2:5; Col 1:5; 1Ti 2:3-4; 1Ti 4:6; 2Ti 2:18; 2Ti 4:4; Tit 1:1; Jas 5:19; 2Pe 2:2; 1Jn 3:19

See also

2420gospel
3296Holy Spirit in the world
4846shadow
5423myths
5438parables
7712convincing
7915confirmation
8235doctrine
8248faithfulness
8275honesty
8354trustworthiness
8776lies

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