We do not arrive at the TRUTH by carefully aligning Biblical proof texts into systematically organized themes, topics, doctrines, or systems of beliefs however important they might be. By doing so many have arrived at diverse teachings and truths, all supported by some kind of inner logic and reasoning, yet more often than not at odds with each other, while claiming the sole authority of the Bible in their conclusions.
We arrive at the TRUTH by beholding Jesus as revealed in the Gospels, and on the pages of the New Testament, and letting Him interpret and reinterpret everything else – whether the Old Testament covenant, or my church tradition or denominational beliefs, or my cherished beliefs, or fashionable beliefs of the day.
But only a few dare to do so. Most of us find it very offensive and too radical still to accept that Jesus Christ is THE cornerstone upon which all our cherished notions of God, life, religion and the world, stand or fall. To look for the Truth elsewhere means to choose blindness. It means to remain under the veil of ignorance, confusion and without direction.
The truth is that “whenever anyone turns to the Lord the veil is taken away…” (2. Corinthians 3:16.) Jesus said: “You have heard that it was said, but I tell you!” (Matthew 5:188.8.131.52.38.43.)