Tag: absolute truth

January 3, 2012 / / Society

In Jesus’ trial before Pilate, the apostle John quotes the Roman governor, “What is truth?”  Though uttered nearly two thousand years ago Pilate’s question resonates in contemporary Western culture.   Previous generations considered truth absolute:  “true for all people in all places for all times.”[1]  Absolute truth is objective which means it stands apart from individual opinion or experience.  However, contemporary culture believes truth is relative or subjective.  The individual is empowered to define right and wrong as they see fit without any external influences such as the Bible.  A culture that embraces relative truth leaves its participants asking, “What is truth?”