The Truth of the Matter

“You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.”–Jesus Christ (John 8:32)

Now, without ever engaging in a religious debate, there are three things about this statement which are true IF the statement is true.

1. Truth is knowable. It can be found and understood. There is no one who cannot find it if they are willing to search for it.

2. Truth is objective. It is THE truth. Only objective truth is knowable. It is fixed, unchanging, 100% reliable and guaranteed. Everything else is a moving target, a will-o’-the-wisp. Subjective truth or relative truth cannot be known because it is always shifting and changing.  It is undependable, here one day, gone tomorrow. It cannot be counted on when we need it most. In fact, due to these factors it is accurate to say that there is no such thing as subjective truth. Subjective truth is a contradiction of terms. Only objective truth exists.

3. Truth will set us free. Life is either a search for truth (which sets us free) or settling for what we have (which is a compromise and holds us back). Only when we have found truth–absolute, objective truth–can we be truly free.

“You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.” — G. K. Chesterton

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