It seems that truth has become a somewhat dirty word, or at least a corrupted one. In its place we are left with a whole lot of uncertainty.
In steps Jesus!
Jesus tells Pontius Pilate that He has come into the world to “bear witness to the truth ἀλήθεια (alḗtheia)]” (John:18:37). Notice that He says, “the truth,” not any old truth. Jesus adds, “Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice” (John:18:37). Again, notice it’s “the truth,” something definite—not vague. Jesus has come to proclaim and confirm the truth to those who are seeking for the truth.
Pilate responds with the famous rhetorical words, “What is truth?” (John:18:38). This time, the Greek is indefinite. So, there we go again, off into the realms of obscurity.
But thankfully, there are answers to Pilate’s question—definite, enduring, trustworthy answers.
—John C.P. Smith (writer, contributor to Answers in Genesis)