Let’s look more deeply into The Word and understand Truth, more completely, more Hebraically, together: John 8:31-32. Here JESUS = YESHUA (in Hebrew) is talking to The Jews who believed in HIM. So HE WHO is THE TRUTH is talking to believers. Then, HE admonishes them to continue in HIS Word. To continue is based on The Greek Word to remain, to abide. And this is based upon The Hebrew Word: La’amod = to stand. HE then says to them, conditionally, that if they stand in HIS WORD, remaining, abiding within IT, they will evidence that they are HIS Disciples=learners, students, because they will be able, in word and deed, to demonstrate HIS Teachings, HIS Words, and HIMSELF, in, with, and through them. With THE PRECIOUS HOLY SPIRIT, they will be able to do The Works of GOD as YESHUA did. John 14:12-14. Now note, they are HIS students, HIS learners, after first believing in HIM. So first, believe in HIM. Then, and ever after, learn from HIM. Then, The Promise of GOD: as they continue, abiding, remaining, standing in HIS Word, they will be called, because they are, and are ever becoming; HIS learners, HIS students. Through this, and most importantly to note, because of this, the truth that they are HIS learners who believe in HIM and continue to live in and stand in HIS Word, that they will experientially, yes experientially know The Truth, and The Truth that they experience will set them free!
This is so important to carefully note, realize and then do. All too often we wrongly quote the 32nd verse: and you shall know the truth and the truth will set you free, without the requisite knowledge of verse 31:YESHUA said therefore to The Jews having believed HIM, if you continue in MY WORD , then truly you are MY disciples. Now you too, may “know” how to know the truth!