3 Types of Truth 👍
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3 Types of Truth 👍

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Have you ever heard the phrase, "My truth?"

Have you ever heard someone say, "That may not be true for you but it is for me?"

Is there a difference between my truyour truth?
Does it really matter if we realize they are simply talking about their perspective?

There are three types of truth:

1. Objective Truth

"Truth" that is observable. This type of "truth" is considered to be unmovable and unchangeable. It is separate from our human experience.

Examples of objective truth:

  • 1 + 1 = 2
  • Gravity
  • Established laws of the local government. (This one is changeable but until it is, it remains.)

2. Subjective Truth.

"Truth" that is from the point of view of the subject. This is how we perceive the truth. This might also be called our point of view or our perspective. The issue with this type of truth is when we try to elevate it to objective truth.

Examples of subjective truth statements:

  • Pizza is the best food ever.
  • There are multiple genders.
  • This is my truth because this is what I saw. (The proper way to say this is, "This is my point of view.)  

3. Truth as a Construct.

"Truth" does not exist. Truth is a construct. The only thing that matters is what is true for you. In this context, I can claim you do not exist. No matter what the truth is, it doesn't matter. You can be standing right beside me, yet I can claim you are not there. It is whatever I decide.

  • I am a cat.
  • You don't exist because I don't like you.

As Christians, we believe truth is objective and our opinion on that truth is subjective. We don't believe truth is a flexible construct that changes according to my mood. That's called lying.  

Let's talk about it more in the video.