We all accept some truths as “absolute.”
We look twice before we cross the street. We accept as an absolute that a car driving fast hits hard! When a heavy object falls from a ten story building, nobody considers it judgmental bigotry to scream, “Look out! Something is falling!”
Let’s take it a step further. If there is no “absolute truth,” we cannot call terrible atrocities, such as the rape of a small child or the Holocaust, as “absolutely evil.” Do we really want to say it is just a matter of personal perspective to call these things evil? Is our indignation really nothing more than a personal preference? By the way, if there is no God it becomes very difficult to justify there is absolute good and evil.
Why do many people give up on absolute truth when it comes to God? Do we just want to be nice to people of different beliefs? Maybe, but is this “niceness” really helpful? Conflicting worldviews cannot all be true. You cannot be hit and not be hit by the car at the same time. We need to be sure people have good information before they cross the street.
Why do we deny there is absolute truth? Do we think it is not possible to know truth about God?
Be assured − there is sufficient evidence that God exists and He didn’t leave us in the dark about Himself.
What about this? What if Yeshua (Jesus) hit the bulls-eye of prophecy and really rose from the dead? Wouldn’t that be a game changer? We invite you to investigate this evidence for yourself.
Could there be a deeper reason for our denial of absolutes? Do we want to be lord of our own lives without having to bother about truth? In that case, our denial might be a fig-leaf to cover up our rebellion, a collision course with ultimate reality.
This is true. Claims to absolute truth have the potential to breed disdain for other people. But what if the absolute truth we discover is that God is compassionate and gracious for us in an amazing way? Does that produce a judgmental bigotry? Or could that compel us to a compassionate telling of the truth? The Bible calls us to “speak the truth in love.” (Ephesians 4:15)