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Many recognize the implication that when Jesus proclaimed, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life," He was making a claim of deity. "The way" contains ambiguity: being the only way to something doesn't make one God. But calling oneself The Truth Itself and (Eternal) Life Itself is not the claim of a sane person.

Even more notably, both The Father and The Son are called "The True One" in parallel to each other at the end of 1 John, and that passage ends with Jesus being called "The True God." This is only the most explicit refutation of some who misconstrue John 17:3 to mean that only The Father is "the only true God." Rather, The Father and The Son and The Spirit, together, are The Only True God.


truthful, ληθής  Rom 3:4.

judges according to truth  Rom 2:2.

The Kabod

The Truth, ἡ ἀλήθεια Rom 1:25 (The Glory of The Invisible God, ἡ δόξα τοῦ ἀφθάρτου θεοῦ,

is put in parallel with The Truth in Rom 1:23, which "was exchanged for a lie"). 

The Father   

true, ἀληθινός  [2x] John 7:28; 8:26.

truthful, ἀληθής  [2x] John 3:33; 5:32 (His testimony about The Son of Man).

The True One, ὁ ἀληθινός 1 John 5:20b.

The Living and True God, θεός ζῶν καὶ ἀληθινός 1 Thess 1:9.

The Only True God, ὁ μόνος ἀληθινὸς θεός John 17:3.

The Son   

true, ἀληθινός  Rev 19:11.

truthful, ἀληθής  John 8:14 (His testimony about Himself).

full of truth  John 1:14.

His flesh is truly food, and His blood truly drink  John 6:55.

all who belong to the truth listen to Jesus's voice John 18:37.

testifies of the truth  [2x] John 8:40 (speaks the truth heard from The Father when He

pre-existed in Heaven); 18:37.

truth came about through Him, διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ ἐγένετο  John 1:17.


The Truth, ἡ ἀλήθεια John 14:6.

The True Bread from Heaven, ὁ ἄρτος ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ὁ ἀληθινός  John 6:32.
The True Light, τὸ φῶς τὸ ἀληθινόν [2x] John 1:9; 1 John 2:8.

The True One, ὁ ἀληθινός [2x] 1 John 5:20c; Rev 3:7.

The True Vine, ἡ ἄμπελος ἡ ἀληθινή John 15:1.

The True Witness, ὁ μάρτυς ὁ ἀληθινός  Rev 3:14.

The True God, ὁ ἀληθινὸς θεός 1 John 5:20d.

The Father and The Son together   

truthful, ἀληθής  John 8:17–18 ("The testimony of two men is true" [Deut 17:6]. The

Father and The Son testify by judging Humanity jointly).

truth, ἡ ἀλήθεια  John 8:47 (God's words, given by The Father and spoken by The Son,

are in parallel with The Truth in John 8:46).

The Spirit

guides believers into all truth, ὁδηγήσει ὑμᾶς ἐν τῇ ἀληθείᾳ πάσῃ John 16:13. 

The Truth, ἡ ἀλήθεια 1 John 5:6.

The Spirit of Truth, τὸ πνεῦμα τῆς ἀληθείας [4x] John 14:17; 15:26; 16:13; 1 John 4:6.

{possible} The Truth which abides in us, with us forever 2 John 1:2.

{possible} Coworkers with The Truth, συνεργοὶ τῇ ἀληθείᾳ 3 John 1:8.

{possible} The Truth testifies about Demetrius 3 John 1:12.

John the Baptizer   

truthful, ἀληθής  John 8:41–42 (testimony about Jesus, which led people to

believe in Jesus [not "God"!]).

John the Apostle   

truthful, ἀληθής  [2x] John 19:35 (testimony that Jesus was dead on the cross); 21:24.

The Church

true, ἀληθής  2 Cor 6:8.

belong to The Truth, πᾶς ὁ ὢν ἐκ τῆς ἀληθείας John 18:37.

know The Truth, οἱ ἐγνωκότες τὴν ἀλήθειαν  [2x]

John 8:32 (and it will set them free); 2 John 1:1.

practice The Truth, ὁ ποιῶν τὴν ἀλήθειαν  [2x] John 3:21; Eph 4:15 (ἀληθεύοντες).

rejoice with The Truth, συγχαίρει τῇ ἀληθείᾳ  1 Cor 13:6 (Christian love does).

set apart/made holy in The Truth, ἡγιασμένοι ἐν ἀληθείᾳ  John 17:19.

[true] Israel  Rom 9:6–8 (not descendants by flesh of Abraham or Jacob, but children of

the promise).

true worshipers, who worship The Father in spirit and truth, οἱ ἀληθινοὶ προσκυνηταὶ

προσκυνήσουσιν τῷ πατρὶ ἐν πνεύματι καὶ ἀληθείᾳ  John 4:23.


God's truth, ἀλήθεια θεοῦ  Rom 15:8.

True Statements  (excluding "Amen, Amen" statements for now)

Jesus is The Son of God [3x] Matt 14:33; 27:54; Mark 15:39.

what Jesus says about Himself, including that He is sinless  John 8:45–46.

The Devil

does not stand with the truth, because there is no truth in him ⇒ John 8:44. 


deprived of The Truth, ἀπεστερημένων τῆς ἀληθείας  1 Tim 6:5 (because of corrupted


reject The Truth  Titus 1:14.

do not believe The Truth, μὴ πιστεύσαντες τῇ ἀληθείᾳ  2 Thess 2:12.

do not obey The Truth, ἀπειθῶν τῆν ἀλήθειαν ⇒ Rom 2:8.

oppose The Truth, ἀνθίστανται τῇ ἀληθείᾳ  2 Tim 3:8.

suppress The Truth, ἡ ἀλήθεια κατεχόντων ⇒ Rom 1:18.

The Truth did not receive a place in their hearts, ὧν τὴν ἀγάπην τῆς ἀληθείας οὐκ

ἐδέξαντο  2 Thess 2:8.   

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