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Absolute Truth?

Is there an absolute truth?
->A good question to ask people who say, “There is no absolute truth” is this: “Are you absolutely sure of that?” If they say “yes,” they have made an absolute statement—which itself implies the existence of absolutes. They are saying that the very fact there is no absolute truth is the one and only absolute truth.

There is a price for standing up for the truth. Usually someone who stands for truth is accused of trying to “divide”, being “judgmental” and “unloving”; they urged to compromise for the sake of “unity”.
->A good response to these accusations is this, “Can there be true unity without a shared view of the truth?”
I believe the answer to this last question is no.

From Doctrine Divides Love Unifies:

True Unity – Union in Christ thru faith in the Truth
The Scriptures command us – NOT to create unity (which is there and real already) – but to preserve this true unity through acts of love in the context of local churches. (Jn 17:17,22-23; Rom 12:4-5; Eph 4:3-6,13-15; Col 3:13-16)

Love is defined in terms of obedience to the Truth/Word. (Jn 14:15,21,23-24; 1 Jn 2:3-6)

Because Christian unity comes through faith – it involves a unity in Truth and a commitment to preserve this unity by upholding the Truth(Jn 8:31-32).

Seen in this light it is actually error or the preaching of false doctrine that divides.

Can anyone actually know and understand this absolute truth?
Jesus promises that He is the truth and that you can know and understand the truth! Jn 1:14,14:6,8:31-32;1Jn2:20-21,27

IF you believe in Him AND IF you abide in His word [hold fast to His teachings and live in accordance with them]
AND that anointing is real, not counterfeit. 1Jn2:27