John MacArthur on God and Truth

In his book The Truth War, John MacArthur writes on the relationship of God and Truth in the introduction. I find this a convincing statement. Here’s the quote:

Of course, God and truth are inseparable. Every thought about the essence of truth—what it is, what makes it “true,” and how we can possibly know anything for sure, quickly moves us back to God. That is why God incarnate—Jesus Christ—is called truth (John 14:6).

That is also why it is not particularly surprising when someone who repudiates God rejects His truth as well. If a person can’t tolerate the thought of God, there is simply no comfortable place for the concept of truth in that person’s worldview, either. So the consistent atheist, agnostic, or idolater might as well hate the very idea of truth. After all, to reject God is to reject the Giver of all truth, the final Judge of what really is true, and the very essence and embodiment of truth itself1 (emphases added).


1John MacArthur-John MacArthur, The Truth War (Nashville, Te.: Thomas Nelson, 2007), xv.

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About Enzo Cortes

Enzo Cortes is the Youth Coordinator of Jzone Makati, the youth ministry of Christ's Commission Fellowship (CCF) Makati. He also speaks for various youth and young adult groups, including CCF Makati's young singles ministry, Friday Night Light. He loves to write, read books and blogs, drink coffee, and watch MMA fights.

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