Truth is relative

Truth is Relative

“…Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” (John 18:37-38)

Years ago, in a religious discussion among co-workers, Pilate’s question to Jesus came up.  One man said, “I believe one has to abide in the truth of God’s word to be saved.”  A second man said, “Truth is determined by our priest, not the Bible.”  A third man said,“Our creed book instructs us about truth.” Another man said, “The fact that we don’t all agree proves that truth is in the eye of the beholder.  Truth is relative.”

When someone says, “truth is relative,” they usually mean that truth is not absolute (i.e., it is conditional; an opinion).  That’s certainly the way lowly man thinks, however that is not God’s definition.  Jesus said, “…Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” Please notice that He did not merely say, “truth,” nor did He say “a” truth; rather He said “THE” truth.  The word “the” qualifies the word after it, indicating that it is the definite article.  Truth originates with God and there is only one version of it (Jn. 17:17; Ps. 119:142, 160; 1 Tim. 3:15).  John says, “He who says, ‘I know Him,’ and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him” (1 Jn. 2:4).  Believe it, friends, for that is the absolute truth!

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