What is Absolute Truth? Is it Real?

Posted by Worldview Warriors On Monday, October 13, 2014 0 comments

by Katie Erickson

Truth seems to be a complex thing in today’s society, but it really doesn’t need to be. Truth is defined as “that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality.” Sounds simple, right? Well, the problem comes in when people have different opinions on what “fact” is, or what “reality” is. Society doesn’t appear to acknowledge anything that is absolutely true for everyone.

Absolute truth is something that is true at all times and in all places and for all people. It is absolutely true, period. Is this a real thing? Yes!

We’ve written before about how just because someone doesn’t believe in something doesn’t make it fake. I can say that I don’t believe there are plants in the solar system except earth because I’ve never been to them, but that doesn’t make the statement true. Just because I don’t believe the planet Mars exists, for example, doesn’t make Mars cease to exist. Similarly, just because someone doesn’t believe that absolute truth exists doesn’t make it cease to exist.

But what is absolute truth? Where do we find it? Coming from a Biblical worldview, I believe that God created the universe. Because of that, God set up the rules for the world we live in, and He is the ultimate authority. So what does this ultimate authority say about truth? Jesus (who is God) said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). Jesus is also known as the Word (John 1:1). So logically speaking, if Jesus is the Word and Jesus is the truth, then the Word is truth, right? And that Word is the Word of God, the Bible.

The Bible is the source of absolute truth. God created the world, and we received the Bible from God. It is absolute truth, whether humans acknowledge it as such or not. We can claim that it is not real or not applicable or not relevant, but that doesn’t make it any less of absolute truth.

So how does this apply to our daily lives? Well, what is the source of truth in your life? Are you clinging to the absolute truth found in God and His Word? Or are you making up your own truth as you go along, whatever feels right to you? Check out some examples of truth in the Bible in this blog post.

Absolute truth is important, because without it we’re not truly following God. We need to know what God’s truth is and apply it to our lives, in order to truly follow Him. How are you doing with this in your own life? Do you know God’s absolute truth, and are you living by it?