By Tom Quiner
Pontius Pilate was in the hot seat. What was he going to do about this guy, Jesus?
The San Hedrin were afraid of Jesus. They wanted the Romans to execute him in a desperate attempt to regain the moral authority of their people.
Pilate was trying to understand if Jesus was truly a bad guy or not. He asked Jesus,
“What have you done?’
Jesus did not answer directly:
“My kingdom does not belong to the this world. If my kingdom did belong to this world, my attendants would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not here.”
“Then you ARE a king?”
Jesus again refused to give him a satisfying and clear answer:
“YOU say I am a king. For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”
Pilate responded with the question that has echoed throughout history ever since:
“What is the truth?”
To this day, people debate whether absolute Truth exists, that is, Truth with a capital T.
Philosopher Peter Kreeft says, yes, absolute Truth exists; even more, that moral good and evil exist, and that their existence proves the existence of God.
Dr. Kreeft is the distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Boston College. Whether you agree with him or not, you will appreciate the clarity of his response in the video above.
Dr. Kreeft poses the question, “where do good and evil come from?” He says there are five possibilities, according to atheists:
4. Human nature.
However, each of these potential sources of morality has a flaw in them, as Dr. Kreeft points out. If this is the case, that morality can’t possibility come from one of these five sources, then morality must exist outside of man and nature.
As Dr. Kreeft suggests,
“The very existence of morality proves the existence of something beyond nature and beyond man.
Moral commands suggest a moral commander.
Moral laws must come from a moral law giver.”
This sounds a lot like God.
So, back to Pilate’s question, “what is the Truth?”
God is the Truth. He sent His Son to reveal it to each of us, just as Jesus said:
“For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth.”