Absolutes are God’s ‘rules of engagement’ with humans encompassing the commandments and principles contained in His manual for life (the Bible) that remain consistent throughout history. They are definite facts or principles, not open to compromise, negotiation or opinion. These include such things as: after we die we face the judgment (Heb 9:27); heaven is the destiny for those who walk with God, while hell is for all those who continue in sin (Gal 6:8); God loves everyone and will not leave me (Jn 3:16; Rom 5:8; Heb 13:5); we can’t negate the consequences to our actions – pay day will come! (Rom 14:12; Gal 6:7).
Just as spiritual absolutes are real so are physical ones such as the law of gravity and the sun rising tomorrow. In every area of life there are absolutes and standards that define what is true and what is not, with actions determined to be either right or wrong by how they measure up to those always true standards. Our conscience (the inner policeman) convinces us there is something amiss when we do wrong.
The laws of science are grounded in the existence of absolute truth that has been proven.
Absolute truth exists
desire to know Him, and His authority becomes the standard for absolute truth. Experiencing absolute or universal spiritual truth is only possible through a personal relationship with the One who claims to be the Truth — Jesus Christ (Jn 14:6).
In contrast, situational ethics or cultural relativism is the ungodly belief that what is right or wrong is relative to the situation resulting in a ‘whatever feels good’ mentality and lifestyle, which has a devastating effect on society and individuals.
See also: certainty, consistent, facts, non-negotiable, situational ethics, truth.