Absolute Truth and Personal Belief

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Absolute Truth and Personal Belief are mutually exclusive concepts; however, personal belief without a foundation of absolute truth is dangerous to the human soul. Unless on the witness stand in a court of law, or the thought of facing their Creator in the afterlife, the average person hardly thinks about absolute truth governing their daily lives. Few people wish to hear the truth about themselves; people generally prefer to believe whatever makes them feel comfortable in the moment. Absolute Truth and Personal Belief are like the structure of a complex sentence. Absolute Truth functions as the subject in a stand-alone sentence, while Personal Belief serves as the predicate to the truth a person holds dear. People are not always aware of these two natural functions in their daily lives. Absolute Truth is the honest reality of a situation or circumstance, while Personal Belief is the acceptance by the mind that something is true; but the question is, between truth and belief, which is more important? In the Christian Bible (John 18:38), Fifth Prefect of the Roman province of Judea (A.D. 26-36), under Emperor Tiberius, Pontius Pilate asked the most famous question in history, "What is Truth"? Though he addressed the Son of God, who possessed the authority, which absolute truth provides, the text indicates that Pilate did not wait for Jesus' answer. Instead, Pilate sought release from the entire situation. Do you wonder what would have

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