—John 18:37 (NASB)
There are only 2 kind of people in this world: Those of the truth, and those of the lie. "The Lie" is the age-old deception of Satan first presented to Eve that "you will be like God". (Genesis 3:5) As Paul puts it,
—Romans 1:24 (NASB)
It's the substitution of God with something else. But those "of the truth" hear, understand, and cling to Christ's explanation,
—John 14:6 (NASB)
It's the truth that has no substitute. Any other notion is a lie, regardless of the personal choice to believe it or not. With Christ, it's an either/or situation, not a relative ranking among possibilities.
In my daily walk, my daily struggles, I need to begin with an ear bent towards the truth, not what I want to hear.†††