Is truth relative to put another way, is truth just a matter of personal opinion and observation. The question itself reveals more about the one asking the question then a genuine search for an answer. Jesus was asked a question during his time on earth and it went something, what is the greatest commandment. He wanted a principal that would allow him to know where the line way, I am assuming so he could get as close to it as possible. To put it in street terms “how good do I have to be to get in?” (The Kingdom that is)
Jesus gives him an answer but in doing so he focuses on a very engaging and relational word Love, He says you need to Love God, like you Love Yourself, like you Love your Neighbor. So who’s my neighbor Jesus is asked another time, there is this desire on the part of the one asking the question to make the answer more relative. You see these open-ended answers Jesus gives concerning truth are not relative enough for the masters of relative religious truth.
Love it appears is the bottom line and the way we make truth more than just relative, God is Love after all. So relative truth is a Truth which has been separated from all Love except of the self kind. John teaches your love is a lie relatively speaking if you say you love God and don’t Love your sister. This love takes a form and that form is anything but relative, it manifests as Mercy, Forgiveness, Kindness, generosity etc.
Jesus is asked another relative truth question concerning Forgiveness, “how many times do I have to forgive my sister?” If your truth is relative then make it a ruling and pick a number, if however you are a child of your Father in Heaven “Don’t Ever Stop.” Truth you see is relative but is only relative when confined to your opinions and not the Loving infinite Nature of God.
Matthew 5:48 (MSG) 48“In a word, what I’m saying is, Grow up. You’re kingdom subjects. Now live like it. Live out your God-created identity. Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you.”