Daniel (Da Pilgrim) wrote:I would say truth is more relational than absolute. If it were absolute then there wouldn't be various denominations believing different variants of the truth.
A good friend of mine is writing a philosophical exploration of a progressive and relational understanding of truth within and from Scripture. He says truth has a cognitive and relational aspect to it and we can fall into the trap of treating them as a dichotomy, when both are important and can be held together. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the topic headings of his series. I think you may find it helpful!
Here is the first of seven articles.
http://thebenevolenthecklers.blogspot.c ... pture.html [/url]
Sorry, I should have said "I would say truth is more relational than absolute... when acknowledging the notion that we have such a small and subjective experience/view of the gigantic universe our Creator has put together". In other words I cannot say that it is impossible for someone (like God) to know truth absolutely, but from our perspective it is extremely difficult to discern anything with certainty with absolute surety. Go where the evidence leads! Seeking God builds a deeper and fuller relationship with Him, but doesn't mean everything will be completely understood
Daniel wrote:It really comes down to what we mean by "KNOW"?
Cindy wrote:JESUS is the truth.
You can recognize truth by it's beauty and simplicity - Richard Feynman (Nobel Laureate in Physics)
LLC wrote:Paidion, The absolute laws of God, those that Jesus stated, apply to every human being. As in your example of the vicious autocrat, it is the autocrat who has broken the law of God and has taken that which did not belong to him, namely the life, liberty and property of another. Being that this autocrat has become a law unto himself in which there is no just law to appeal to, and one's life is in jeopardy; then if one takes back that which was rightfully his to begin with in order to avoid starvation, I would say that this would be the correct thing to do. Theft is still absolutely wrong according to God.
"Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain."- Charlie Chaplin
the concept is often determined by the situation/language game/life experience etc.
They do still apply to all men, believers or non-believers. Murder, for example is against the law of God. Should the murderer be killed in the process of bringing one to justice, this would not be considered a sin.
Hi Robert, you wrote:When God spoke to Cain about his anger and jealousy he had inside him after God accepted Abels offering over his, why did God say sin was lurking at the door but he must master it??
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