Wow David. I am reminded that so much we (I) seem to call “true” is so often quite relative. Funny how the Holy Spirit has appeared to know the same of us all along. I should confess that I am speaking of my experience only.
Yet this approach seems to be the very mission of Christ himself. He took simple(?) fisherman from their humble(?) beginnings and launched a global mission. Truths that are both absolute and yet relative too.
My journey from “lost” to “saved” happened in an instant. The moment His heart beat for the final time and the moment it beat once again. That was truth. Absolute truth (the noun, the verb, the adjective).
The relativity of that moment lives within my human heart. It has grown slowly at first in my mind. In His mind it was fully formed before the worlds were known.
And the absolute nature of my salvation was forever relative to my human experience. That is, until I realized how very lost I really was. Then it not only became true, it became real (yes, bothered me).
At once I knew salvation, though I had known it all along. And now I know I am saved, absolutely. It is my identity. Can I be lost? Of course. A truth that is real both in absolute and relative terms.