"What is Truth" by Nikolai Ge (1831-1894) Public domain via Wikimedia Commons | Nexus Prayer International
Pontius Pilate asks “What is Truth” by Nikolai Ge (1831-1894)



Be still, and know that I am God.”

While Psalm 46:10 is one of the most popular and oft-quoted scriptures, it is also one of the most misunderstood and controversial verses in the Bible. And although the phrase “Be still, and know that I am God” is loved by many, it is not without its critics.

Having spent the last couple of years in both intensive and extensive study of Psalm 46 (with special emphasis on verse 10),  I am confident that my teaching of this special Psalm is biblically sound. Where the bible is silent, so am I.  And where biblical scholars present their varied interpretations of the biblical history, key words, and phrases of Psalm 46, I acknowledge them.

Nonetheless,  the precise meaning of those famous eight little words (especially “be still”) have also caused quite a stir in many a skeptic and not a few religious circles. In the interest of fairness and “equal time”, I soon plan to offer here on this page the opposing points of view of the devil’s advocates, along with links to the articles and websites of the most ardent critics of Psalm 46:10.

It is my hope that what will be presented in this section will demonstrate not only intellectual honesty, but also show that both God and the Holy Scriptures can survive any amount of scrutiny or questioning by man. Indeed, even today God is still answering the question asked of Jesus by Pontius Pilate, “What is truth”? John 18:38


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