Updated: Aug 12, 2020
We definitely have absolute truth because if not, we don’t have any reality, therefore chaos is for certain. For example of absolute truth 2 + 2 = 4 so, if 2 + 2 did not always equal 4, anywhere in any circumstances or conditions, we will have chaos in our civilization; laws of science and physics would be irrelevant. Everything will be simply impossible.
To make the statement that there is no absolute truth, it will be absolutely illogical. Yet, today,many people are embracing a cultural relativism that denies any type of absolute truth.
A very good question to ask people who say, “There is no absolute truth” is this: “Are you absolutely sure of that?” If they say “yes,” they have made an absolute statement—which itself implies the existence of absolutes. They are saying that the very fact there is no absolute truth is the one and only absolute truth. This is self-contradiction.
If there is no such thing as absolute truth, then there is nothing ultimately right or wrong about anything. What might be “right” for you does not mean it is “right” for me. If there is no absolute truth, no standard of right and wrong that we are all accountable to, then we can never be sure of anything.
People would be free to do whatever they want, and no one could say those things would be wrong. Therefore, a world without absolutes truths would be the most horrible world imaginable.
From a spiritual standpoint, this type of relativism results in religious confusion: All religions are therefore right and wrong. With no certainty of one true religion. So there is no way of anyone to have a right relationship with God.
That is why it is not uncommon today for people to believe that two diametrically opposed religions could both be equally “true,” even though both religions claim to have the only way to heaven or teach two totally opposite “truths.”
People who do not believe in absolute truth ignore these claims and embrace a more tolerant universalism (pluralism type of believe) that teaches all religions are equal and all roads lead to heaven.
People who embrace this worldview vehemently oppose evangelical Christians who believe the Bible when it says that Jesus is “the way, the truth, the life” and that He is the ultimate manifestation of truth and the only way one can get to heaven. John 14:6
Those who deny absolute truth, will often say that it is right to believe what you want, as long as you do not try to impose your beliefs on others.
But this view itself is a belief about what is right and wrong, and those who hold this view most definitely do try to impose it on others. They set up a standard of behavior, which they insist others follow, thereby violating the very thing they claim to uphold—another self-contradicting position.
Those who hold such a belief simply do not want to be accountable for their actions. If there is absolute truth, then there are absolute standards of right and wrong, and we are accountable to those standards. This accountability is what people are really rejecting when they reject absolute truth.
The denial of absolute truth and the cultural relativism that comes with it are the logical result of a society that has embraced the theory of evolution as the explanation for life. If naturalistic evolution is true, then life has no meaning, we have no purpose, and there cannot be any absolute right or wrong.
Man is then free to live as he pleases and is accountable to no one for his actions. …what may be known about God is plain…Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools” Romans 1:19-22; 2:14-16. Fortunately, there is such a Creator, and He has revealed His truth to us through His Word, the Bible. Knowing absolute truth is only possible through a personal relationship with the One who claims to be the Truth—Jesus Christ, The Absolute Truth.