Finding the truth is not difficult. It does take a certain attitude as shown in the Scriptures. Like any building, a solid foundation is needed. The foundation for finding the truth is accepting the evidence that the Scriptures are just what Jesus said they are, the truth - John 17:17 - Sanctify them by means of the truth; your word is truth. - - - - When we see a statement like that, we should reason in our minds that if it is true, we should be able to prove it. God does not expect us to just put blind faith in his word. Throughout the Scriptures, he provides solid, convincing evidence. Note the Bible's description of faith - Hebrews 11:1 - Faith is the assured expectation of what is hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities that are not seen. - - - - The phrases "assured expectation" and "evident demonstration" and "realities" indicate that their must be solid, convincing evidence available in the Scriptures. But also note that the Scriptures say that faith is not a possession of all people - 2 Thessalonians 3:2 - and that we may be rescued from harmful and wicked men, for faith is not a possession of all people. - - - - Actually, faith is a provision of God's holy spirit, as listed with these other qualities - Galatians 5:22 & 23 - 22 On the other hand, the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 mildness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. - - - - So, faith actually comes from God.
Also, the Scriptures indicate that a particular attitude is needed to gain faith - Psalm 138:6 - Though Jehovah is high, he takes note of the humble, But the haughty he knows only from a distance. - - - - So, a humble attitude is required before God reveals to anyone, an understanding of his word. Note that Jesus indicated that the wise and intellectual ones cannot gain that understanding by means of their own efforts - Matthew 11:25 - At that time Jesus said in response: “I publicly praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and intellectual ones and have revealed them to young children. - - - - So, one of the very first things that is required, is a humble attitude, recognizing that it is God that reveals the understanding of his word, in order for people to gain faith in it. - - - - But with a humble attitude, one can search the Scriptures and find solid, convincing evidence that Jesus' words are correct - God's "word is truth." With that in mind, one also needs to follow this Scriptural advice - Acts 17:11 . . . carefully examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. - - - - WHY? Because of what is revealed in the Scriptures about those that would like to mislead us. And even blind us to the truth - 2 Corinthians 4:4 - among whom the god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not shine through. - - - - Matthew 7:15-20 - 15 “Be on the watch for the false prophets who come to you in sheep’s covering, but inside they are ravenous wolves. 16 By their fruits you will recognize them. Never do people gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles, do they? 17 Likewise, every good tree produces fine fruit, but every rotten tree produces worthless fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear worthless fruit, nor can a rotten tree produce fine fruit. 19 Every tree not producing fine fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Really, then, by their fruits you will recognize those men. - - - - 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 – 13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself keeps disguising himself as an angel of light. 15 It is therefore nothing extraordinary if his ministers also keep disguising themselves as ministers of righteousness. But their end will be according to their works. - - - - So, we must follow what Acts 17:11 says, to make sure we are getting the truth from God's word. By doing so, we can PROVE the truth to ourselves.
There is no greater treasure to be found. Bible truth liberates us from superstition, confusion, and morbid fear. It gives us hope, purpose, and joy. Jesus said: “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”—John 8:32. - - - - Yes, we can prove the truth to ourselves. We can KNOW the truth. And that is what God's will is - 1 Timothy 2:4 – whose (God’s) will is that all sorts of people should be saved and come to an accurate knowledge of truth. - - - - And the truth sets us free from all sorts of false religious teachings. From the teachings of those mentioned above. - - - - Since it is God's will for everyone to gain the truth, doesn't it seem reasonable that he would make it readily available to everyone? Absolutely. Note Jesus' words here - Matthew 24:14 - And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. - - - - This good news provides both, the truth about God and his promises, and a warning to those refusing the truth, or refusing to obey it. - - - - Note please that the Scriptures call God the Hearer of prayer - Psalm 65:2 - O Hearer of prayer, to you people of all sorts will come. - - - - So I encourage all to approach the "Hearer of prayer" and ask him to put you in touch with those preaching the good news. Actually the good news is being preached right now in 240 lands around the globe. It is available online in over 900 languages! You can find their web site here (but always carefully examine the Scriptures to make sure you are indeed getting the truth) -