Now I speak from a Christian point of view. Truth can be shaken and stirred but it will ultimately never mix with lies. Half truths are still lies in the end. Such it is when discussing subjects.
Many may hold to a relative truth but it is a truth based on feeling, opinion or experience within the perception of another. Truth is dealt in absolutes. Though perceptions may differ, truth is derived upon the full study of a subject to reach the conclusion, not taken in parts to benefit our own understanding. Take a can and bottle of coke. Give an item each to 2 different people in a different space. Tell each that coke comes in that standard. When the two people come together and recite what they know they will say that coke comes in one way or the other. Yet we know as the observers that coke comes in both formats.
Now people assume that this applies to religion or even science. Lots of people either claim that God is the same in all religions but appears differently. This of course cannot be the case as the God of Christianity stands apart from the rest as being the sole creator of all where no beginning of Himself came about but preexistent and omnipotent. As Well, some claim different beliefs within religion and uphold to religious standards and formulate their own idea of God. Mormons, seventh day Adventists and etc that all come from teachings of Freemasonry with different approaches or understanding.
In science we see that laws are placed in the world with order and one cannot simply negate the truth or validity of how the world works. Yet people still try to base science as philosophical as to, why it exists. Within the search or truth of truth, so to speak, we see many things that are brought to the attention of man. We have morality, what is good and What is evil. We have established a firm judgment based on culture and as well, beliefs of the people, in majority. If, for the most part, a nation is part of a certain religion, then the laws will derive upon the system. Yet it is key to note that in some cases it is not the case. We have America where it was said to have been founded by Christian principles but in reality the founding father’s were theists, freemasons and etc, with a clear notion that all beliefs were to be respected.
Respect doesn’t mean that you accept but that you allow without stirring any division. I can respect your choice to Not read this post but I also wish you would. It is like when someone approaches me and tells me they are gay and I will still respect them as a person but doesn’t mean I follow the same mentality and am also gay. I hope you catch my drift on this.
Now, back to truth. Ultimately, truth is meant to be searched, taught, and explained. It is never really as vague as people claim it is. Truth is apparent and the evidence shall always support it. I can say Christianity is the Truth, but then that is an absolute statement and will or must be tested. If all variables prove it to be so, then it will be. This is why I’m apologetics we try to bring to light the lights or error in beliefs and present truth.
Now, I’m not saying Christianity has its perfect standard, other than Christ. Because Christians do indeed stumble. We are not saints and we still do get tempted. We’re human still being shaped by God to bear Christ’s image. It is now considered a religion by most when in reality a relationship in where the Spirit dwells within, the Son is the mediator to the Father, is established. There are false sects and even division because some people want to perceive things differently and at times, some discussions will be had. You may believe in pre trib, post trib and etc. Yet the foundation holds when you can properly hold to scripture, there is one God and We have all sinned, because of this, God himself, because no man can save himself, came to set us free and because of this, in repentance and turning back to Him, we are redeemed only through Him, for a just God shall declare a righteous judgment. But then of course we have some who disagree and try to dissaude others to believe their own notions. Ex: God is not trinity, there are three God’s so Christianity is false, jesus never existed and etc.
I usually like to see truth as a science experiment. I theorize, experiment, test and make a conclusion. Truth doesn’t change but our perception does or we become aware to the reality. What is important is to take time to properly seek and not dismiss because another says so, invest serious time and don’t be afraid to doubt or get into debates. In the end, if it is true, it shall not cause you to stumble. Gee_ology out.