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The Lord Your Healer: 

Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch by Paul J. Bucknell

Newest! The Lord Your Healer

Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch

First step of discipleship
revive devotions
Advanced Discipleship

The Bible Teaching Commentary on Genesis: The Book of Foundations

Commentaries that specialize on training the teacher!

Overcoming Anxiety: Finding Peace, Discovering God


Truth not Deception : God's Perspective of our situation: The Godly Man Series

Truth not Deception

Can we be godly without the truth?

Paul J. Bucknell

Discovery of Love | Importance of Love | Steps to Developing Love| Questions

This is an interesting question in a society that has for the most part abandoned the truth. Can the church really do without truth? Can we not have good families without the truth of God's Word? Paul says in Titus 1:1 that both faith and truth lead to godliness. Truth cannot be separated from godliness. For this reason, and many others, we will speak on the importance and relationship of truth to godly living.

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"Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ for the faith of God's elect and the knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness--" Titus 1:1 (NIV)

Our society has discarded truth and godliness. Truth has been replaced in this secularistic society with multicultural values. Godliness has become tolerance. We have before us two kingdoms: the Kingdom of Man and Kingdom of God. In order to be a good and accepted citizen of God's kingdom, we need to allow the truth of God to thoroughly shape our thoughts and order of life.

  • We need not envy rich people because of the view God gives us of them. ( Study Psalm 49:6-20)
  • We need not fear politicians or judges once we gain God's perspective. (See Isaiah 40:23)
  • We need not give up in despair when we gain God's perspective. (Contrast Isaiah 40:30 with 31.)

The Path of Truth and Pool of UncertaintyThrough these pages, we hope to take a quick and exciting tour of the way truth is used throughout the scriptures. Among other things, we will quickly come to know the necessity and importance of living by God's revealed truth. Although it is unfortunate that truth seems to remind us of splits, divisions and fights, we need to step beyond this warped concept of the truth of God. After all, Jesus Himself so described Himself,

"Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me." (John 14:6, NASB)

While the world portrays absolute truth as an interference in life, truth, rightly understood is the path of life. When anyone steps out of truth's reach in their lives, they are stepping into a horrible pool of uncertainty and destruction. We will discuss this more later.

The eternal principles of God embedded in the physical and spiritual worlds He has made.


Unrelenting commitment to the understanding
and practice of being like Jesus Christ as shown through the Word of God.

Lovingkindness and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Truth springs from the earth; And righteousness looks down from heaven. (Psalm 85:10-11)

Purpose of this study on truth:


Truth not Lies

The Necessity of Truth

Christ's mission statement includes truth ... Psalm 45:4

The Truth of God

The Source of Truth ... John 14:6

The Power of Truth

Walking in Integrity

God's Word and Truth Is God's Word truth? ... Psalm 119

A Biblical History of Truth

An OT and NT Word study of Truth

Discovering Proper Counsel Discerning God's Truth: Is all truth God's truth?

Testimonies on God's Truth


  • How has God's truth kept you from deceiving others?
  • How has God's truth encouraged you when you have fallen?
  • What are some practical steps you have taken to love God's Word more?
Study Sheet for Truth

Study Sheet for Truth not Deception

Other relevant pages

Society and truth
Standards and relativism ... The Moral Slide of Sin
Truths that Transform .. 7 pages on the relation of truth and man

Truth's Transforming Power : The truth shall set you free!The Truth shall set you free!

Follow the path to freedom!

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As part of this Truth series, I put this seminar, 'Truth that Transforms,' on the web. Hope you like it!




Scriptures typically quoted from the New American Standard Bible unless noted: (C) Copyright The Lockman Foundation 1988

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