Translating God's Word for a new generation
There was an old television show called "To Tell the Truth." By means of questions and answers, the panel was to guess which of the three contestants was the real subject. This, of course, meant that the other two contestants had to lie their way through the answers. In many ways, we are confronted daily with a similar struggle between truth and lies.
Jesus calls the Holy Spirit “the Spirit of truth.” Working through the Scriptures, God reveals this truth—both the ugly truth and the beautiful truth. The ugly truth is that we are sinners; the beautiful truth is that, in Jesus, God has forgiven our sin and has come to bring us eternal life. The Spirit says through the prophet Ezekiel, “You shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves” and “I will put My Spirit within you, and you shall live.” (Ezekiel 37:13-14). The day of Pentecost demonstrated that no barriers of language—or anything else in all creation—can hinder God’s will to speak truth to the entire world!