The Truth is a term used by the majority of the English speaking members to refer to their church. May have been taken from:
Ephesians 4:21: If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
John 8:32: And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Galatians 2:5: …that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
Galatians 2:14: …they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel
Galatians 3:1: O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth…
1 Timothy 2:4: (God speaking) Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
John 18:37: To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
Worker Quote: Hebrews 12:22 – It is this ‘innumerable company of angels’ that we would like to speak about this evening. You will notice that these are included among the things that we have been brought into. When one first begins to walk in the Truth we seem to be concerned more with the things we have been brought out of. The separation that takes place, the sacrifices we are called upon to make, etc. One does not walk long in the Lord’s way though, until we begin to see the other side of the picture, what we have been brought into. This far outshines the other…
We are responsible to see that people understand the Truth and fit into the Truth (Hebrews 13:17). We cannot be grateful enough for the workers who brought us the Truth, and who have continued so faithfully to counsel us. There are in our ranks today, elder workers whose health is practically shattered because they put more than they were able to put into it for our sakes. Only Eternity will reveal the vastness of this. However, no servant of God, young or old, would consider one moment changing one iota of the Truth.
Sometimes the question might arise, ‘Will the Truth ever change?’ It could never happen because God has placed it in the hands of His angels who never change. Jesus spoke of His Church as something that the gates of hell would never be able to prevail against. (Matthew 16:18) Peter remembered this. Later on, he passed on that same assurance to the Christians, reminding them that our inheritance in the Truth cannot be defiled, cannot be corrupted, cannot fade, cannot be taken from us. (I Peter 1:4) Don’t worry one moment about the future of the Truth.
There is a verse that often frightens me, ‘blindness in part is happened to Israel’ (Romans 11:25). That could easily be said of us; we could see the Truth alright, we could fully realize that this is the way that God planned from the beginning, that this is the only way that God is sanctioning today but, at the same time, we could be blind to the worth of the Truth. If we do our part, all will be well. Our great need is to see more clearly the need of putting our best in the Truth (Howard Mooney, 2009).
Worker Quote: The Scripture tells us that it is the attitude towards the Truth that a person has that will determine whether or not God lets them into the gates or not. It is your attitude. If you are sitting in this meeting as an unsaved person, that is so very important. If you are willing to believe the Truth and honour it, God will throw the gates of His city open to you. But if you aren’t willing to obey the Truth, and if you have no desire for it and no love for it, God will send you a strong delusion that will take you a million miles away from it (Howard Mooney).