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What is absolute truth?

John 3:33Anyone who accepts his testimony can affirm that God is true.

2 Timothy 3:16All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.

Psalm 119:160The very essence of your words is truth; all your just regulations will stand forever.

Psalm 111:8They are forever true, to be obeyed faithfully and with integrity.

Psalm 119:91Your regulations remain true to this day, for everything serves your plans.

Proverbs 12:19Truthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed.

Isaiah 40:8The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.

Romans 3:4Of course not! Even if everyone else is a liar, God is true. As the Scriptures say about him, “You will be proved right in what you say, and you will win your case in court.”

Ephesians 4:24Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.

Absolute truth has been defined as “that which is true for all people, for all times, for all places. Absolute truth is objective, universal, and constant.” Absolute truth originates from God, who didn’t just create truth, but who is truth.

2 Timothy 3:16All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.

Exodus 20:1-17Then God gave the people all these instructions . . .

Nehemiah 9:13You came down at Mount Sinai and spoke to them from heaven. You gave them regulations and instructions that were just, and decrees and commands that were good.

Psalm 111:7All he does is just and good, and all his commandments are trustworthy.

Psalm 119:128, 142, 151Each of your commandments is right. That is why I hate every false way . . . Your justice is eternal, and your instructions are perfectly true . . . But you are near, O Lord, and all your commands are true.

There must be some standards upon which human life is based, standards that, if followed, create peace and harmony and order in relationships. God has set these standards and if we follow them, we have greater joy and purpose. We can argue they don’t exist or they shouldn’t exist or they aren’t what we’re looking for, but that doesn’t change the reality that they exist for our ultimate benefit.

Malachi 3:6"I am the LORD, and I do not change. That is why you descendants of Jacob are not already destroyed.

Numbers 23:19God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?

Hebrews 6:18So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us.

James 1:17Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.

Romans 1:20For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

Hebrews 13:8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Matthew 5:17-18"Don't misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose. [18] I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God's law will disappear until its purpose is achieved.

John 1:1-3, 14In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. [2] He existed in the beginning with God. [3] God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. [14] So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father's one and only Son.

John 14:6Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.

God’s eternal, unchanging nature is the basis for truth. The universe was created by God, and even in its broken state, its natural laws reflect God’s perfect power, order, creativity, and wisdom. His perfect love and holiness defines moral truth. He knows everything, and he cannot lie, so everything he speaks is true. He is perfectly just and fair, yet he also offered his Son as a perfect sacrifice for our sins—a sacrifice that washes away our sins for all time. In the end, everything that is eternal can be traced back to God’s perfect nature.