Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” Mark 9:24

Truth Be Told

Daily Prompt: No, Thanks
Is there a place in the world you never want to visit? Where, and why not?

Jesus came to the earth as 100% God and 100% man.  He was born so he could save the world.

Within the 4 Gospels–Matthew, Mark, Luke and John–of the New Testament in the Bible, Jesus is quoted 79 times as saying “Truly I tell you…” before sharing an important message. For example:

Matthew 18:3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18:18-20  “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.  For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Mark 3:28 Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter

Mark 14:25Truly I tell you, I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

Luke 23:43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

This one is my favorite because Jesus includes the word “very” at the beginning which puts more emphasis on the message he wants us to know…

John 5:24Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.

I never want to visit the state of disbelief. As stated in John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Truth be told.

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4 thoughts on “Truth Be Told

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  2. I believe too! Do you think all doggies go to heaven?


  3. Pingback: Daily Prompt, No Thanks | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice

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