IT'S ALL RELATIVE?

Random thought from a few days ago:

Truth isn't relative, but we are.

True?

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  1. “I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. “He shall glorify Me; for He shall take of Mine, and shall disclose it to you. “All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said, that He takes of Mine, and will disclose it to you. (John 16:12-15, NASB).

    It seems to me that the truth is complete and absolute, but our receiving of it is relative in the sense that: we cannot yet bear it all; Holy Spirit reveals it to us, adding to what has been revealed thus far and taking us deeper.

    Church history seems replete with examples of revelation uncovered about truth that was always there, but not previously recognised. This uncovering of the truth caused revival. But revival seemed to stop when the church felt that we'd now come into "all the truth", when in fact we hadn't (the sign that that has happened will be when Jesus returns?).

    Still searching ...

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  2. Indeed. I think the notion of truth being relative stems from a misunderstanding of the relative nature of our understanding...too often we humans think more highly of ourselves than we ought.

    I think knowledge will be as complete as it will ever be when we see him face to face (a la 1 John 3:3:2-3 and 1 Corinthians 13:12).

    That's gonna be a day!

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