SUBJECTIVE: relating to or determined by the mind as the subject of experience b : characteristic of or belonging to reality as perceived rather than as independent of mind
OBJECTIVE: of, relating to, or being an object, phenomenon, or condition in the realm of sensible experience independent of individual thought and perceptible by all observers.
There are many who profess that the truth of God is in the eye of the beholder. What is truth for one is not truth for the other. In other words, to them, truth is subjective. If truth is to be a standard, it must be the same for everyone. Col 3:25 Truth isn’t fair if it varies from person to person, or from situation to situation. Nevertheless, what sayeth the scripture? Gal 4:30
Truth Is Known & Revealed
Jesus said to his disciples, “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” John 17:17 Jesus also said, You will know the truth, and it will set you free. John 8:32 Truth is attainable, but we must be seekers of it. Jer 29:13f; Jn 5:39 We will fall prey to error if we don’t know the truth. Mk 12:24 If we love not the truth God will send us strong delusion that we should believe lies, and be condemned because we believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
OBJECTIVE vs SUBJECTIVE
If truth is relative (subjective), each person is right in what they believe, regardless of the Bible, or of the belief of others. Humanism advocates the relativity of truth to the individual and his circumstances. To some, stealing is wrong only if you believe it to be wrong; abortion is wrong only if it hurts your conscience, etc. To many the truth changes to fit the circumstances.
The truth is not relative, but it is absolute (objective). The world is round even if I maintain that it is flat. Believing 2+2=5 doesn’t change the truth that the answer is 4. Baptism is for the remission of sins whether I understand that, disagree, or have never heard about it. Jesus Christ is the Son of God whether I concur or not. In other words, truth does not need my permission or consent to be truth. It is truth and will be truth with or without my acceptance or obedience.
God has spoken (Heb. 1:1,2). His spoken Word is Truth. (Jn. 8:32; 16:13). God requires each of us to understand his word. Eph. 3:4 “Wherefore, don’t be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is” Eph. 5:17
Truth is Verified
If the bible can’t be verified as truth, then it is not truth. The author of the bible according to the scriptures is God. 2 Tim 3:16 There is not one contradiction contained in the bible. 2 Cor 1:18 God certifies that he didn’t lie in both the old and new testament. Nu 23:19f; Heb 6:18 The Holy Spirit revealed only what he heard from God. Jn 16:13 The Holy Spirit revealed to the prophets each word which they wrote. 2 Pet 1:21; The Holy Spirit revealed all that the apostles wrote. Jn 14:26f; Acts 4:19,20 Paul certified by God’s witness that he lied not, and that the gospel he preached proceeded from Jesus Christ. 2 Cor 11:31f; Gal 1:11,12; Every word which Jesus Christ spoke proceeded from God the Father. Jn 12:49,50
Accept It or Reject It
Absolute truth can’t be changed. We can no more change the truth than can we change reality itself. If we reject the truth of God, Jesus Christ, then God’s truth will judge us. Jn 12:48 Many will claim that their version of the truth justifies them on that day. They will say, “Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?” Mt 7:22 These are the ones who followed their own version of what is right and what is wrong. The ones who says we will all get to heaven, only by different avenues. They have zeal of God, but not according to the knowledge of God. Rom 10:2 They adulterate God’s doctrine with man’s doctrine in their self imposed false doctrine which deviates from the truth. 2 Jn 9ff; Tit 1:14; Col 2:23 The truth is only in Jesus, and Jesus Changes Not! Eph 4:21f; Heb 13:8 As God is true, so is the Word which proceeded from Him is true. 2 Tim 3:16 And if we speak God’s Word only, we speak the unadulterated, objective truth of God. 1 Pet 4:11