Written on the fascia of the University of Texas's main building are these words: "Ye Shall Know the Truth, And the Truth Shall Make You Free."
But this famous saying carries no reference. No author is sourced. And this omission -- the failure to attribute the saying to Jesus -- clearly expresses our modern intellectual and governmental crisis. The omission explains a society now largely devoid of a biblical understanding of anything, a society in deep need of the God of the Bible.
Jesus, of course, spoke those words. The tower's forgotten source is John 8:32. God does not impart truth apart from Christ. If I seek truth, I have no choice but to submit to him.