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The search for the spiritual truth may indeed be challenging at times for everyone, but is definitely exciting when you find yourself really getting somewhere!

Yes, there is such a thing as truth which is only “relative to one’s own perspective” – like someone may really believe it is better to eat less while others may believe it is better to eat more.

But the discovery of the real spiritual truth we’re talking about is universal spiritual truth which applies to everyone – like believing everyone has to eat – which is of course so basic that it is a matter of life and death.

The spiritual truth we’re talking about is by definition “information or fact universally accepted by everyone regardless of their circumstances and the difference in perspective. It’s a universal fact that people live by without questions, receiving and believing its certainty.

This can be an evident and perceivable fact. Take, for instance, colors, which everyone perceives

similarly. People see and define the color red universally; its definition unchanging from one

person to the next. 

On the other hand, truth can also be invisible (like the feeling of love) and has, in time, become universally accepted, by belief and or evidence. 

People may not completely understand even just why it is true, but because there is sufficient honest evidence for it, their certain belief in it, ultimately unites not only families, but communities and whole societies as well.  

An excellent example of this would be believing in Christianity. 

After all, What Is a True Christian?

There are, of course, many human ideas about what it means to be a “Christian”.  But to be fair, for its accurate definition, we must go to the source where the term “Christian” actually originated – the Holy Bible.  

In Acts 11:26 it teaches us that believers in Christ were first called “Christians” in Antioch, during the first century after Christ.  It essentially means “follower of Christ” – which only makes sense since “Christ” himself is the root word in “Christian”. 

According to the Bible, a true “believer” in Christ is also a “follower” of Christ – both a “believer” and a “follower” of Christ, could be part of what it actually means to be a “Christian”.

Of course one has to believe in Christ before they could follow him, so just what does the Bible mean when it refers to a “believer in Christ”?  Someone who believes Christ really existed as a real historical figure?  Well, I guess that technically would be necessary, but the Bible actually teaches us there is a bit more to it than that.  So, is a “believer in Christ” someone who believes Jesus is not only a real historical figure, but actually was God in the flesh?  Again, according to the Bible, that too is necessary, but there’s even more to “believing in Christ” than even that, because the demons even believe that Christ is God and tremble because of it (James 2:19)!  

So, what then is a true “believer in Christ” according to the Bible?  Someone who lives a perfect life?  Hardly, then we would all be disqualified!    This may surprise you, but according to the Bible, a true “believer in Christ” is not at all someone who doesn’t ever sin, it is just someone who is forgiven by God because they really believe in their heart that Jesus died on the cross to take the full punishment for all their sins and then rose from the grave three days later, proving he was our creator who actually had the power over death (Romans 10:9-10)!  And as we’ve already mentioned, the Bible teaches us that if we truly believe that, we’ll also follow Christ in how we live – though it will of course be imperfect (1 John 2:6).  If you believe this, God promises us in his word, the Bible, that we have a restored relationship with him and his eternal life!  Yes, there is a lot of misconceptions of what real spiritual truth is – just like there is a lot of misconceptions about what it means to be a “true Christian”.  But as you can see, the spiritual truth of what it means to be a “true Christian” is not undiscoverable any more than life is meaningless!  If we go by the mere opinions of man (which often contradict each other), we’ll get a variety of conflicting definitions of what it really means to be a “Christian”.  But if we go to the only source which is qualified to define spiritual truth for us, we will be surprised at how easy it is to obtain real spiritual truth!  

What makes the Bible so uniquely qualified to define spiritual truth for the entire human race?  Not only because it proves to be divinely inspired through its hundreds of miraculously fulfilled prophecies, but also because it is an accurate historical account of the life of Christ.  Just what makes Christ so unique?   This may surprise you, but he is in fact the only figure in recorded human history who not only claimed to be the creator of all things visiting his creation in human flesh, but also the only one who lived a sinless life and proved his claims by doing hundreds and hundreds of miracles (in front of thousands of human witnesses) which could have only come from a perfect divine source.  Did “Zeus” ever visit humanity and personally prove his divinity like Christ did by walking on water and raising the dead?  Did Allah, the God of Islam ever visit humanity and turn water into wine or feed thousands with just a few fishes and loaves?  Did any other god of any other religion in the world ever visit humanity and prove their divinity over and over again as Christ did with hundreds of miracles?  If so, where is the reliable historical records, like the Holy Bible is, which prove it?  You see, Jesus did not expect the world to follow him blindly like all the false religions which have no real divine power to authenticate them.  He healed the blind so that we would believe in him.  And that my friend is the real difference between biblical Christianity and all other false religions in the world!

Just why is it so important to seek the right source for spiritual truth?  Simply because the answers we arrive at for spiritual truth will not only define who we are, and how we live, but according to the Bible, will also determine whether or not we obtain the awesome eternal life of God.