Romans teaches us the theological fact that God is a God of truth. This is seen here in His judgment. The courts and tribunals of this world are often heavily influenced by the knowledge of who the accused is. Lady Justice frequently lifts the blindfold and peeks before rendering a decision. However, God is concerned only with the truth. "For there is no respect of persons with God" (Romans 2:11).
God is absolutely true in everything He says. He has commanded us not to lie because that is His own standard. Because He is God, He simply cannot lie. "In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began" (Titus 1:2). This means that His written word is also completely trustworthy. It is truth itself. "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth" (John 17:17).
There is a great contest for the minds and confidence of the men of this world. The world is full of lies about everything moral, spiritual, and eternal. Yet the Bible speaks with absolute veracity and trustworthiness on those same things. Jesus told people in chapter eight of John that Satan is the father of lies, and the hearts of men incline to those ways naturally. People don't disbelieve the Bible because it is untrue, but because it is true. "And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not" (John 8:45).
The truth sometimes hurts. The Bible offers a way of salvation that can only be received as part of a message of truth. Jesus Christ, God's Only Begotten Son, paid for our sins by dying a horrible death. Because the punishment fits the crime, the Gospel story not only tells of a free salvation, it tells of a great guilt of sin on our part.
You can't trust Christ for forgiveness of sin without coming face to face with truth. Jesus is the way of salvation and is Truth itself. "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6). Churches and pulpits need to stop looking for crowd pleasing messages to achieve success and return to teaching and preaching Bible truth for the good of their hearers.