Colossians 2:8-10 “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.  For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.  And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:” (Emphasis Added).

Since the “fulness of the Godhead” dwelt in Jesus, He manifested the Triune Godhead while here on earth.  Jesus manifested…

  1. SON – “THE TRUTH”

John understood Who Jesus is, was, and will be…

John 1:1 (KJV) “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (Emphasis Added).

John 1:14 (KJV) “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (Emphasis Added).

Because Jesus is the Eternal Word of God, and the Word of God is TRUE, Jesus manifested that “Truth” is…

  • CONSTANT

The Word of God (Truth) never changes.

Psalms 119:89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven” (Emphasis Added).

“During the early days of World War II, when the Nazis invaded France, French citizens took down all signposts. As the Nazi armies advanced, they didn’t know which way to turn or in what direction lay their objective. Does it seem to you that the signposts of life have all been taken down? They were not taken down by us to confuse the enemy; they were taken down by the enemy to confuse us. We don’t know which way to turn until we open the Scriptures. The only reliable signposts are there.” — Robert C. Shannon, 1000 Windows, (Cincinnati, Ohio: Standard Publishing Company, 1997)

Psalms 119:105-106 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.  I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments” (Emphasis Added).

“Oceanography owes a great debt to the books of Matthew Fontaine Maury. His discoveries have been of inestimable help to navigators of the high seas. Maury acknowledged his debt to the Bible for some of his scientific findings. One day when he was ill, his son read Psalm 8 to him. When the boy read the eighth verse, his father asked him to repeat it: “The birds of the air, and fish of the sea, and all that swim the paths of the seas.” When the boy had finished, the great scientist declared, “If there are paths in the sea, I am going to find them.” Today the great oceangoing vessels follow the paths marked out by Maury, who believed they were there because the Bible said they were.” — Robert C. Shannon, 1000 Windows, (Cincinnati, Ohio: Standard Publishing Company, 1997)

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever” (Emphasis Added).

“Jesus is not to us as Christmas is to the world, here today and gone tomorrow.” — Rick Mylander, Covenant Companion (Dec. 1988)

1 Peter 1:23-25 “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.  For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you” (Emphasis Added).

“The adventures of Mickey Mouse are now available in 284 languages, more than the works of Lenin or Agatha Christie. But the Bible, or portions of it, can now be read in more than 1,907 languages.” — Robert C. Shannon, 1000 Windows, (Cincinnati, Ohio: Standard Publishing Company, 1997)

Because Jesus is the Eternal Word of God, and the Word of God is TRUE, Jesus manifested that “Truth” is…

  • CLEANSING

Jesus, the “Truth” has the power to cleanse a fallen soul from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:7-9 (KJV) “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (Emphasis Added).

“One day, while I was grieving over some past failures, I received a letter from a friend who told me how she and her granddaughter had been watching a plane skywrite. The little girl was puzzled when the words began disappearing, but suddenly piped up, “Maybe Jesus has an eraser!” In her innocent wisdom I realized that just as skywriting disappears, Jesus wipes away all things I so bitterly regret. No matter how much we mature as Christians, and try desperately to compensate, memories of our own failures can rise up and haunt us. But, with God’s forgiveness, they will fade away–Jesus does have an eraser.” — Marjorie Holmes, “Heart to Heart,”

Psalms 119:9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word” (Emphasis Added).

John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth” (Emphasis Added).

Because Jesus is the Eternal Word of God, and the Word of God is TRUE, Jesus manifested that “Truth” is…  

  • CONVINCING

Because Jesus, the “Truth,” is God, neither can He, nor will He, speak falsely.

John 18:37 “Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice” (Emphasis Added).

“Christian truth itself has eyes to see with. In fact it is all eye. That’s very disquieting. Think of looking at a painting and discovering that the painting was looking at you. Precisely such is the case with Christian truth. It is looking back at me to see whether I do what it says I should do.” — Soren Kierkegaard

Revelation 3:14 “And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God” (Emphasis Added).

“Truth is the road map for negotiating the difficult challenges of life. Without it we get lost and we develop emotional problems that tell us we’re lost. We often settle for half-truths or no truth at all because they are usually easier. But truth is the only road to emotional health. There is no other path.” — Pyschologist Chris Thurman

Hebrews 6:17-20 “Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec” (Emphasis Added).