The Truth


The Lord Jesus said:

John 14 v6_The Truth


This page dedicated to 'the Truth' begins by drawing our attention to the Scriptures or the Word of God. Most of us in the Western world own a copy of this precious book we call the Bible. It still remains to this day the world's best seller! If we want to know anything about God and if we are searching for Him the Bible is the very best place to start seeing as it declares to us everything God wants us to know.

However when the Lord Jesus declared that He is the Truth, what was He saying? As you continue down this page you will begin to see, to the blessing of your soul just what He meant when He uttered these wonderful words: "I am - the truth."

The Bible
by E. MacLelland

Interesting Facts About the Bible

The Word of God is The Truth
and the Truth is Jesus Christ

The Incomparable Christ





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The Bible

This Book contains the mind of God,
the condition of man, the way of salvation,
the judgement of sinners and the happiness of believers.

 Its teachings are Holy; its laws are binding,
its histories are true and its decisions are unchangeable.

 Read it to be wise, believe it to be saved,
and practise it to be holy.

 It contains light to direct you,
food to support you and comfort to cheer you.

 It is the traveller's map, the pilot's compass,
the soldier's sword and the Christian's

 Here paradise is restored,
Heaven opened and the gates of Hell disclosed.

Christ is its grand subject, our good is its design
and the glory of God its end.

Read it slowly, often and prayerfully;
it is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure.

 It will reward the greatest of labour
and condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents.

 It is the Book of books, God's Book.
It is this way God makes Himself known to man.

E. MacLelland

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* The Bible is still the world’s best seller. It is estimated that somewhere in the region of between 3 and 6 billion copies have been sold.

* Although the autographs (original writings) are no longer in existence, there remain over 5,000 manuscripts of the Bible in the form of copies, scraps of copies, Jewish scrolls and early translations into other languages. There are thousands of early letters, books, sermons and commentaries containing quotations from scripture.  Most of these translations, copies, sermons, etc., were produced before the year 300 AD. If all the Bibles in the world were destroyed, there are enough reliable manuscripts to completely reproduce the Holy Scriptures with an accuracy rate of 99.5%. The remaining .5% covers spelling or punctuation differences. This accuracy and authenticity is unmatched by any other book in the world!

* Scholars estimate that the 66 books of the King James Version of the Bible were written by some 40 different authors. It was written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit over a period of about 1600 years dating from 1500 BC to about 100 years after Christ.

* The 39 books that make up the Old Testament (OT) point forward to the time when Jesus Christ would come into the world. The 27 books which make up the New Testament (NT) were written after Christ, the Son of God was born in Bethlehem.

* There are 1,189 chapters in our Bible – 929 in the OT and 260 in the NT.
There are 31,102 verses – 23,145 in the OT and 7,957 in the NT.
There are 788,280 words – 609,269 in the OT and 179,011 in the NT.
There are over 3.5 million letters in the Bible.

* The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119 (176 verses, 2426 words – 4 full pages).
The shortest chapter is Psalm 117 (2 verses, 33 words).
The longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9 (90 words).
The shortest verses are found in John 11: 35, “Jesus wept” and in I Thessalonians 5: 16, “Rejoice evermore.”

* The two middle books in the Bible are Micah and Nahum.
The middle chapter in the Bible is Psalm 117.
The two middle verses in the Bible are Psalm 103:1-2. (NOT Psalm 118:8 as commonly suggested)

* The Bible's central theme is the work and Person of the Lord Jesus Christ. It gives all glory and honour to God, who indeed is Jesus Christ as hidden in the Old Testament and revealed in the New Testament.

* The Bible is the Book of Salvation and Jesus Christ is the Only Saviour under Heaven given to mankind in order that they might be reconciled to God.

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The Word of God is the Truth
and the Truth is Jesus Christ

"God, who at sundry times and in divers manners
spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
   Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son ..."
Hebrews 1:1-2

"In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
   and the Word was God...
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."
John 1:1 & 14

(The Lord Jesus said:)
"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."
John 18: 37

"If so be that ye have heard him,
and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus"
Ephesians 4: 21

(And when praying to His Father about His disciples said these words:)

“I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world,
but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.

They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth."
John 17: 15-19

"Then said Jesus to those ... which believed on him,
If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
John 8: 31


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The Incomparable Christ

More than two thousand years ago
there was a Man born contrary to the laws of life.
This Man lived in poverty and was reared in obscurity.
He received no formal education
and never possessed wealth or widespread influence.
He never travelled extensively.
He only once crossed the boundary of the country in which He lived.
But this Man’s life has changed the course of history.

In infancy He startled a king; in childhood He puzzled Doctors;
in manhood He ruled the course of nature,
walked across the water and hushed the sea to sleep.
He healed the multitudes without medicine
and made no charge for His services.

He never wrote a book.
Yet His life has inspired more books than any other man.
He never wrote a song.
Yet He has furnished the theme for more songs
than all songwriters combined.
He never founded a college.
But all the schools put together
cannot boast of having as many students.
He never marshalled an army, nor drafted a soldier, nor fired a gun.
Yet no leader ever had more rebels surrender to Him
without a shot fired.
He never practiced psychiatry.
Yet He has healed more broken hearts
than all the doctors from far and near.

Once a week the wheels of commerce cease their grinding,
and multitudes gather to pay homage and respect unto Him.

Though time has spread two thousand years
between the people of this generation and His birth,
He still lives!
His enemies could not destroy him,
and the grave could not hold Him.

his man stands forth
as the highest pinnacle of heavenly glory,
proclaimed of God,
acknowledged by angels,
adored by His people and feared by devils,
as the risen Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

"Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him,
and given him a name which is above every name:
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
of things in heaven, and things in earth,
and things under the earth;
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father."
Philippians 2: 9-11

 “... If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,
thou shalt be saved.”

Romans 10: 9


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