6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Jesus illumines what is true about God. He is the supreme revelation of God. He is the Word and the Word communicates who God is and does (Jn 1:1,14, 18). Jesus is far more than truthful or of the truth; He is the embodiment of the truth. He is completely reliable in all that He is and does.
Truth is when an idea or proposition matches the fact of the situation. Truth is reality, not appearance. Jesus is truth personified. He embodied truth itself. To know Him is to truly know God. We can depend on Him as the accurate source and means of our salvation. This is living truth; this reality is active in the lives of those who believe on Him. His truth grips us and influences us in the right direction.
Jesus is truly the way to heaven.
Jesus was far more than the idea that He was truthful; He is the truth, the embodiment of truth. Jesus does not say that He knows the truth. Neither does He say, “I am true,” or “I am truth.” He was and is indeed all of that. His reference is not to all truth or that He is the only truth. There is truth other than Him in the world. He said, “I am the truth” which means that knowledge of Him is the only way a person can truly know God and be spiritually saved. To know Him as “truth” is to know the way of salvation.
Jesus is not one aspect of truth; neither does He simply teach truth. He is veracity itself. He embodies salvation and any other truth pertaining to God and reality.
Truth is always dogmatic because by nature it is exclusive, mutually exclusive. If it is true, it is one and not many. If something is true in science, then it is true in Christianity. We cannot divide science and faith into two compartments.
Satan does not “abide in the truth” (Jn 8:44). Jesus said that he was a liar from the beginning (Ge 3:5).