“Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.” –Winston Churchill.
“Pilate said to him [Jesus], “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, “I find no guilt in him.”” (John 18.38 NAS).
Pilate asked what truth was yet did not stay steady and hear Jesus’ reply to his own question. Jesus’ very name is Truth—John 14.6. Like many today, Pilate’s interest in truth and reality seems shallow, not high priority, fleeting. Pilate missed a wonderful opportunity to learn, to be redeemed.
Scoffers, mockers and skeptics can get years of mileage out of the same question 0or complaint against God or Christians. Their delight is in endless debating. It is fine to ask honest questions—if one will accept a Bible-based reply. If one’s heart is hard ground (Matthew 13, Parable of the Soils) discussion is wasted time. They do not respect or receive truth. It’s called pride or rebellion.