2 Samuel 15:23-16:23
New Testament: John 18:25-19:22
Summary: Peter Denies Jesus Again, Jesus Before Pilate, My Kingdom Is Not of This World, Jesus Delivered to Be Crucified, The Crucifixion
Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world.” — John 18:36
Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” ~ John 18:37
There is no doubt that a true lover of truth will hear Jesus, in order to understand and apply His truths to their lives.
everyone that is of the truth; that is of God, belongs to the sheep of Christ, knows the truth as it is in Jesus, and is on the side of truth, and stands by it. ~ John Gill
The church’s duty has always been to confront such skepticism and answer it by clearly proclaiming the truth God has revealed in His Word. We have been given a clear message for the purpose of confronting the world’s unbelief. That is what we are called, commanded, and commissioned to do (1 Corinthians 1:17-31). Faithfulness to Christ demands it. The honor of God requires it. We cannot sit by and do nothing while worldly, revisionist, and skeptical attitudes about truth are infiltrating the church. We must not embrace such confusion in the name of charity, collegiality, or unity. We have to stand and fight for the truth—and be prepared to die for it—as faithful Christians always have.
~ Should We Fight for the Truth? by John MacArthur