Why "What's True For Me" Has Got To Be True For You

The relativism which is not willing to speak about truth but only about ‘what is true for me’ is an evasion of the serious business of living. It is the mark of tragic loss of nerve in our contemporary culture. It is a preliminary symptom of death…When I say ‘I believe,’ I am not merely describing an inward feeling or experience: I am affirming what I believe to be true, and therefore what is true for everyone. The test of my commitment to this belief will be that I am ready to publish it, to share it with others, and to invite their judgment and – if necessary – correction. If I refrain from this exercise, if I try to keep my belief as a private matter, it is not belief in the truth.

Newbigin:: The Gospel in a Pluralist Society

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