What is truth? are the words with which Pilate mocked Jesus; and today many people ask the same question. But how do you discern truth in a world flooded with so much information and fake news, and where many deny truth’s very existence? We live in so called post-truth times when appeals to emotion, popular opinion, and personal belief are what define truth rather than objective facts, and the church is not unaffected by all of this.
Written from a Jewish perspective, the Gospel of Matthew forms the perfect bridge between the Old and New Testaments, drawing heavily on the Old Testament to show how Jesus is the fulfilment of the prophecies and commandments given to Israel.