Absolute truth is an absolute necessity. What I mean is that for every issue there is always a right or truthful answer. Further, truth is fundamental to the proper understanding of life and our Biblical worldview.
However, in our society we find ourselves confronted by many different views on every subject, so how do we discern what is correct and what is false? In particular, the area of theology has caused much debate and disagreement over the true meaning of scripture and the interpretation of Bible passages. It seems many eminent and well educated scholars have shamefully brought much confusion and contention to the matter of biblical exposition through their ignorance of certain required prerequisites.
First of all, we must realize that truth is not some abstract or ethereal concept. Truth is the embodiment of a person and ultimately of His nature and character. Jesus said of Himself that He was the truth. So the beginning of all understanding about God and the Bible must be the realization that Jesus Christ is the truth; in otherwords He has all the truth, knows all truth, and reveals all truth. All truth will ultimately point us to Christ and reveal His many attributes. The opposite of truth is falsehood and lies. The seriousness of this becomes apparent in our daily lives as we make choices that will have consequences that may or may not be pleasant and expected.
We are are quite familiar with the basic laws of physics, in fact our entire society depends upon these laws being consistent and unchanging. There would be drastic results if gravity didn't work for a day. Similarly, God's laws are unchanging and represent His constant nature and immovable decrees. He even tells us clearly that He changes not.
The reason truth matters so much is because we live our lives based upon understanding of who God is. If we do not see Him clearly and become aware of His ways He has designed for us to live, we will see disastrous results in our families and societies. When we believe a lie or incorrect interpretation of scripture we become in bondage to that lie. However once we know the truth, the truth will set us free.
So let us continue to seek the Truth, Jesus Christ, that we may know Him and consequently know His ways and attributes. The more we know Christ, the more we will be set free from wrong doctrines, thinking, and believing. Don't sacrifice knowing Christ for knowing doctrine, by that I mean do not simply learn doctrine for doctrines sake, but let the Word of Christ dwelling richly in you, bring revelation and joy to your christian walk.