“What Is Truth?”
(Pontius Pilate asked Jesus this question in John 18:38)
2,000 years ago Jesus was born in an obscure village. For His first 32 years on this earth He lived a rather ordinary life, but before He returned to heaven He had proved beyond any shadow of a doubt who He was. John 4:42 says: “…we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.”
Before Jesus ascended back into heaven, he gave a simple mission to the same twelve men that had accompanied Him these last three years: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19)
The New Testament records that they did exactly as Jesus commanded, most of them at the cost of their own lives. Why would these ordinary men with jobs and families gladly give everything up to serve Jesus? Were they deluded? Or did they see first-hand the proof that Jesus was the Son of God?
Peter told those who opposed them, “We ought to obey God rather than men.” (Acts 5:29) They had seen for themselves first-hand.
Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor of Judea, realized that Jesus was who He said He was. “I find no fault in this man” was what he told the Jewish rulers (Luke 23:4) after questioning Jesus at length.
At Ripley St., our focus remains on the truths revealed by God through His only Son, Christ Jesus. It is our desire to seek out God’s will– and then to do it. It is our desire to know the greatest truths of all.
We believe that people today can find God’s truth for themselves and simply be “Christians” without being members of any denomination. If this appeals to you, we invite you to learn more.
We invite you to contact us for more information.