- Why did everyone start to hate the Russians if the U.S. did the same thing in Afghanistan, Iraq?
- What needs to be corrected in the management of Russia first?
- Why did Blaise Pascal become a religious man at the end of his life?
- How do I know if a guy likes you?
- When they say "one generation", how many do they mean?
Truth is an absolute concept, and human information – limited perception is clearly not enough to comprehend it. People are able to know it only in the sense that they put into it themselves. And how many people, so many opinions, different experiences and different meaning invested. The truth can only be more or less universal, i.e. it can be convenient for the majority. At the same time, there will always be those for whom it will not be such.
Of course, everyone has their own truth, but often this truth has nothing to do with objective reality. There is a world, there are laws of being, there are unchangeable laws of moral human life. And they are not changeable, even if most people will refute them. In other words, these immutable laws are the Truth. A person moves further away from it, the further he goes into his subjectivity, into his truth, ignoring objectivity.
The task of every person in this life is to find this Truth and strive to live as it says. Here he must give up his subjective truth in favor of objective Truth. And then his life will change for the better.
If the Truth is unattainable, then our human life has no meaning at all. But Truth is attainable and knowable, because the world is not an accidental phenomenon, but is the result of a purposeful act of creation of a supramundane Being, whom we call God. It is God who established all the laws of existence and established the rules by which we must live in order to be worthy of the title of man (here I mean that God revealed Himself to man and gave him His truth, that is, the Truth).
When a person is convinced of this with his mind, when he feels in his heart that the world was created by God and there is a higher Truth (Truth), he begins to search for God and His truth.
This is how a person can come to Christianity. Here he learns the Truth, strives with all his might to live according to it, and thus approaches the Source of this Truth, that is, God, and God frees man from the bondage of sin. That is why Jesus Christ said these words in the Gospel of John: If you continue in My word, then you are truly My disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. Through liberation from sin, a person attains God-likeness (I will describe this state in the words of the epistle of the Apostle John:And we have known and believed in the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. Love reaches such perfection in us that we have boldness in the Day of Judgment, because we do as He does in this world (1 John 4: 16-17), so that we may pass on to eternal blessed life. We Christians are firmly convinced of this on the basis of many facts.
Everyone has their own truth, because each person's being is damaged by sin. Sin removes a person from the Truth of God. And the more sin works in a person, the more he is in error, the more he lives according to his truth, causing great suffering both to himself and to people around him. The words of the prophet Isaiah are characteristic in this regard: Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who regard darkness as light, and light as darkness; who regard bitter things as sweet, and sweet things as bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and prudent in their own eyes! Ис.5,20-21. Therefore, liberation from sin (only God can do this) gives a person a true vision of the phenomena of life – when good is considered good, and evil is considered evil.