Article - There is Only One Side to Truth (part 1)

One of the widely accepted axioms of our society today is that there are two sides to every story. Such would be worthy of consideration if all things were subjective and based merely on pragmatism. However, when it comes to truth, there is only one right side to truth – and if you are not on the side of truth, you are on the wrong side. Truth is objective or real, not subjective or opinionated. For instance, it is written in 1 Timothy 3:16, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God”. There are not two sides or interpretations of the inspiration of God’s holy word, because God’s word consists of objective truth (Psalm 119:142, 151, 160; Ecclesiastes 12:10; John 17:17, 19; Romans 2:2; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 2:15). The inspired men of God were led by God’s Spirit to accurately write God’s word as the very utterances of God Himself (John 14:17; 15:26; 16:13; 1 Corinthians 14:37; 1 Peter 4:11; 2 Peter 1:16-21; 5:6; Revelation 22:18-19). As a result of living in a post modernistic society where truth is seen as subjective, it has become convenient for so many who claim to be Christian to explain away clear truths of God’s word by simply saying “that’s your interpretation”. When you point out to them that we are commanded to speak the same thing and have the same mind and judgment according to 1 Corinthians 1:10, they will say “that only applied to the first century” or “it is impossible to have the same judgment” or “name me one group that speaks the same thing perfectly”, etc. Does such subjective reasoning resolve the pleading of 1 Corinthians 1:10? Is it not the case that we are to “Test all things; hold fast what is good”, “finding out what is the acceptable to the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 5:21; Ephesians 5:10; Romans 12:2)? If such illogical reasoning is now the accepted norm, then eventually “Christian” proponents of subjective truth will eventually conclude that it is just one’s interpretation that Jesus saves – and some, by the way, are already doing so (pluralism).

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