Truth

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).

There is no such thing as “your truth” and “my truth.” If truth is to be true, there can only be truth.

Truth is not relative. Truth is not arbitrary. Truth has a name. His name is Jesus. And, one day, he will come to judge the living and the dead.

What our culture confuses is the difference between perspectives and truth. Perspective depends on where you are. Depending on how you are looking at something, it changes your perspective.

But what doesn’t change is that there is a number, and that each number must mean only one thing. That is an absolute truth. If that is relative, if that depends on perspective then all reason and logic comes crashing down. In such a society it is impossible to build anything.

I would love it if I could determine the value of a number based on my needs and feelings. I would love it to say that I have a bazillion dollars in my bank account. That would be really nice. But I don’t get to determine the value of my bank account. The numbers must mean what the numbers mean.

That’s how truth works. Truth has to be true.

In a culture where personal experience and relativism rules the day, it is not popular to hold to absolute truths. But truth doesn’t care much about popularity. Truth is truth. Truth has nothing to do with perspective.

Jesus declares, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

That’s the absolute truth and you can take that to the bank!

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