Is truth 'relative' in regards to salvation?

How do we answer someone who feels that everyone is right and every religion is equally valid?

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
The contention that truth is relative with regard to any subject is self-defeating and contradictory, in the same way as saying, "There is no absolute truth." If we are judging degrees of truth, there must be an absolute standard that we are using to make that assessment. People who assert that truth is relative are implicitly saying that everyone's concept of truth is relative -- except for their own.

This was one of the reasons why the English author and Christian commentator C.S. Lewis converted from atheism to Christianity. As a non-believer, he had felt that there could not be a God, because the world seemed to him to be so unjust and senseless. But he then realized that by calling the world unjust and senseless, he was saying that his own standards of justice and sense that he was using for comparison were valid. And he also realized that he could not have arrived at that conclusion if he were merely a part of the "senseless" world system. He therefore concluded that there were absolute standards and truths that transcended this world, and that originated from God. Through similar thought processes, he concluded that Christianity was the one true religion.

I would recommend Lewis' book Mere Christianity for a further elaboration of this viewpoint. It can be fully found online at the following web address: https://www.dacc.edu/assets/pdfs/PCM/merechristianitylewis.pdf

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