Some say that you have your truth and I have mine meaning that everything is relative. They should talk to my former teachers. They seemed to believe there was one truth. There would be no convincing them that 1 + 1 = 3 or that debits and credits are interchangeable.
So, there must be truth. But we also have to deal with the differences in people. Two people have different callings, different facial features, different opinions, and more. So when we are talking about truth, we must clarify that we are talking about universal truth. Is there universal truth?
Well, 1 + 1 = 2 and I would maintain that it is a universal truth, at least me and my former math teachers (and math teacher twin sisters). Red is red. Some may be color blind and not see red, but that does not make red anything other than red. Truth is truth even if you are unable to see it.
As Christians, we believe that Jesus is “the Truth” as He said Himself. What does this have to do with universal truth? Everything! If universal truth exists and a man calls himself “Truth”, he is either lying, crazy, or correct.
Many believe in relativism, even those who claim to be Christians. It’s not entirely their fault either. When they declare a belief in an untruth, many of us Christians do not correct them. We let them deepen their belief and then when someone finally does attempt to correct them, they are too far into their untruth to know any better.
Why is truth important? Well, love exists in truth and has no untruth. Of course, Jesus is “the Truth”, because God is Love and love exists in truth. This does not allow us to unloving shove truth down another’s throat. You cannot force someone to love, they must choose love.
Sometimes, gentle and concrete reminders are all people need. So, next time someone claims everything is relative, ask them, "What if I think that your house, car, or other possession were mine? Would that make it true?"