The “truth is relative” aphorism is getting used so much today that people are starting to believe the lie. And that is very sad.
Suffering from careless overuse, the term looks like stadium turf crying in pain after 50,000 raucous celebrants have danced to the ChainSmokers.
I know, it sounds hip to accept “relative truth” and announce to the politically-correct politburo that we are “open-minded.” What a joke.
The statement “truth is relative” refutes itself. Gravity either takes an object to the first surface it hits or it does not. Either Jesus is Lord or he is a fraud.
After his interrogation by Pontius Pilate before heading to Golgotha, Jesus said: “Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” Pilate replied, simply, “What is truth?”
Though he did not reply, Pilate was left with the truth Jesus had earlier shared with Thomas: “I am the way and the truth and the life.” John 14:6
A statement can be proven false if it disagrees with objective reality. Without this “correspondence view” of TRUTH, Christianity cannot live and thrive.
On the other side of that door opens to RELATIVISM which has no universally-accepted, objective measurement. It is an assault and pervasive rebellion against the reality of God.
The sheer existence of God creates the possibility of truth. God is the ultimate and final standard for all claims to truth—who he is and what he says are the standard for measuring everything.
When we trust Christ to save us for eternity, we are free to clearly see truth…passionately embrace truth…and boldly proclaim truth to others in the name of Jesus.
I ask God to help me battle through the world’s noise and corruption of truth. To keep me solidly immersed in HIS truth and wisdom and power.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
Are there any areas of your faith walk that would benefit from a tightened definition of TRUTH?
“They do not believe, because their minds have been kept in the dark by the evil god of this world. He keeps them from seeing the light shining on them, the light that comes from the Good News about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:4