The Means of the Messenger
The use of truth in love is the essential means of transforming the human heart and consequent conduct. Scripture contains the foundational truth about God, His design for life on earth, about man’s moral condition and about God’s provision for salvation.
To a group of Jews who had believed what Jesus was teaching, He stated, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free” (Jn.8:31-32). Here we see that an ongoing, proper response to the truth communicated in Scripture, as attested by Christ, will set us free. Interestingly, those spoken to claimed that as Abraham’s descendants, they had never been enslaved to anyone (except, of course, the Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians and Romans). Jesus responds by saying, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin” (Jn.8:34), indicating that the freedom of which He speaks is from moral bondage and guilt.
We are told in 2 Thessalonians 2:10 that there are some who “…they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.” It goes on to say that they “did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.” Having no love of the truth positions one for error that will exclude them from salvation and ultimately lead to their demise.
As Christian workers, we must equip ourselves with truth, we must recognize the importance of truth and be ready in season and out of season. The truth of central importance is truth about God. Also, truth about sin, righteousness, judgment and salvation are of great importance.
 Such words and concepts as conversion, redemption, reconciliation, deliverance, transformation, etc. are associated with salvation.