When Jesus stood before Pilate He declared, “…For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” Pilate said to Jesus “What is truth?”
Since episode 1 in this long running drama called HisStory the truth has been hidden behind a multitude of half truths and outright lies and deception. The truth is hard to find. It is hard to find because there are wicked entities in this world who spend all their time finding new ways to suppress the truth.(Rom 1:18)
“If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth. If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. If you repeat a lie long enough, it becomes truth. If you repeat a lie many times, people are bound to start believing it.” Hitler’s propaganda minister- Joseph Goebbels
As a result of such continual lie telling by Governments and their historians we have a very, very distorted existence in this world. Nothing is as it seems. We are lied to everyday from birth.
Of course such thinking is considered conspiratorial or negative. Which only further hides the truth. Governments and those in power hate the truth for the truth exposes their motives and means.
Joh 3:20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
Joh 3:21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”
As for Pilate asking Jesus(The Truth personified) “What is truth?” Pilate would have been aware that Truth is whatever the Government authority says it is.
And so you have two sets of “truth”, one truth which the Government and it’s agencies says is truth and God’s truth.
But truth goes far deeper than mere ideas. Truth is a Person. Thus Lying is also a person.
John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
When Jesus spoke these words to these Religious men it was to cut through the cocoon of lies that they were encased in. We are faced with the same “problem” today. The whole society is of their father the Devil. The whole society does NOT stand in the truth but stands in the lies of the wicked one. The Truth can be right in front of our eyes and we do not see it, such is the strength of the lies we have believed all our lives.