Answered by Brother Michel Lankford

No. Scripture is very clear on what truth is: Opinions can be flexible. Opinions can be based on personal preferences and personal interpretation, but truth CANNOT be. The truth is ABSOLUTE. Relative truth is actually COUNTERFEIT truth. It’s a lie, pretending to be the truth. Speaking “YOUR Truth,” is most likely a custom-fitted LIE.

As It Is Written:

“Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And Your law is truth. (Psalm 119:142 NASB95)

As It Is Written:

“You are near, O Lord, And all Your commandments are truth. (Psalm 119:151 NASB95)

As It Is Written:

The entirety of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever. (Psalm 119:160 NKJV)

As It Is Written:

““Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. (John 17:17 NASB95)

As It Is Written:

“To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn. (Isaiah 8:20 NASB95)

As It Is Written:

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. (John 14:6 NASB95)

As It Is Written:

“Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

(1 John 2:3–6 NKJV)

Does what I am saying AGREE with the facts and the real circumstances of the situation?

Does what I am saying AGREE with Almighty God’s Law?

Does what I am saying AGREE with ALL of God’s Commandments?

Does what I am saying AGREE with what God has SAID in His Word?

Does what I am saying AGREE with God’s Word made flesh, Jesus Christ, and what He SAID, taught, and the way that He WALKED, (1 John 2:1-6; cf. Psalm 19:7-14)?

If I can honestly say yes to all of those five questions, then I am telling the TRUTH from God’s point of view. If not, then I am NOT telling the truth, regardless of what I feel or what I think.

As It Is Written:

“So Jesus said to those Jews who had believed in Him, If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples. And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free. (John 8:31–32 AMPLIFIED BIBLE).

So We MUST Abide and continually Live in Messiah’s Words, Teachings and Precepts. If we develop that lifestyle, we will be Messiah’s disciples, and we will KNOW the truth, and the truth will set us free. That’s what Scripture teaches us that we must do in order to know the truth and be free. Again, it’s not ambiguous. It’s clear. It’s definitive. It is concrete.

The truth is not vague. While SOME of the nuances of HOW to APPLY and HOW exactly to live out the truth can be open to SOME interpretation. It’s definitely NOT a totally open free-for-all. It must fall into these solid confines in order to be the Truth. the definition of what truth is, that’s cut-and-dry.

As It Is Written:

Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices, (Colossians 3:9 NASB95; cf Revelation 21:7-8).

Do NOT be deceived. Do NOT deceive yourself. Truth is clearly defined. The only real question is will we humble ourselves and choose to accept God’s clear definition of the truth, or will we rebel and continue to try and substitute our own counterfeit definition for truth, to suit our own preferences? That’s the real issue.

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