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Is truth subjective and relative or objective and absolute? 

The truth is not a mysterious or transcendent property of the human mind but a byproduct of beliefs that are empirically supported. God does not ask humans to have blind faith. His truth should be supported with evidence because truth consists of a relation between a belief and one or more facts relating to that belief. When this relation is absent, the belief is false.

The only being that can answer whether the truth is relative or absolute is the Creator Himself. And the Creator declares that truth is absolute. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). Christ is the only person known in history who has made that claim and is yet accounted sane by the human race. Jesus supported His claim with His living a perfect life, His supernatural power of healing the sick, raising the dead, feeding the multitudes, casting out demons, and His own Resurrection. No other man on earth ever did such mighty works. And Jesus said to those that don’t believe, “believe the works: that you may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him” (John 10:38).

The Lord made His moral truths known in His Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:3-17). But the secular world teaches that all truth is relative – a simple matter of each person’s perspective. The secular mind covets freedom from obedience to God’s moral law (James 2:12).  But the Bible teaches that truth is absolute and that all will be condemned who do not love, know, believe, and obey that truth (2 Thessalonians 1:8, 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12). Paul writes about the unchangeable truths in which our hope is fixed as “an anchor for the soul” (Hebrews 6:18-19). Without such an anchor we would be eternally lost.

Jesus gave the good news of the truth saying, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32). He came to set men free from the falsehood and lies of the devil which caused the fall of the human race. Christ declared that His mission was “to preach deliverance to the captives” (Luke 4:18) and to those who accept His truth, He promises freedom and true peace (2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:1).

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