“You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice” (John 18:37).
Truth is a significant theme for John; referenced some 25 times in his gospel account. Truth is not an abstract, philosophical idea, but rather, it is to be understood as something objective, pursuable, and thus, knowable. It is the true knowledge of God, pointing to an absolute reality that transcends the false realities of temporal life. The earthly kingdoms that the masses persist in chasing, seek to build and exploit, and ascribe such great importance, will all fade into insignificance and meaninglessness when swallowed up by God’s eternal kingdom.