Jesus wasn’t playing mind games. He wasn’t an armchair philosopher. He taught truth
for a real world. He promised his followers that if they followed his truth, they’d have a
solid foundation for life. Plus, he warned that a life built on anyone else’s truth was a life
built on sand, destined for collapse (Matthew 7:27). So much for the theory that Jesus’
teachings could be true for one person, but not true for another.
Ditto for Nietzsche’s theory that “there are no facts, only interpretations.” Neither
Jesus, nor the prophets of the Old Testament, nor the apostles of the New Testament,
prefixed their teachings with disclaimers, “But that’s just one man’s opinion” or, “But then
again, what do I know?”
They believed truth, lived truth, taught truth, suffered for the truth, and expected
others to receive their truth as obviously true—so much so they expected their hearers to
turn away from any claim that contradicted theirs. To them, Jesus and his truth were so
true, that by comparison, everyone else’s truth was a lie.
And, don’t forget, they died for the truth. They died rather than say, “Caesar is Lord,”
which, in today’s English, might sound like, “Jesus is one of my gurus.”