Objective and Subjective Truth

James Butler Stoney was asked:

Will you explain the difference between objective and subjective truth?

His answer:
James Butler Stoney

Objective is – everything is done for me, all is pure grace. Subjective is – the Spirit’s work in me; you must not separate them. The Spirit effects in me what Christ has done for me. The Spirit makes it all good to me. He sheds the love of God abroad in our hearts. No one will be happy till he is as clear of the old man in his own eye as he is clear of him in God’s eye. In the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus, I am free from the law of sin and death. If you have gone the road you will know what it is.


HARK! happy saints! Yon heaven is our home.

HARK! happy saints! loud lift your voice,

 jb-stoneyHARK! happy saints!

by James Butler Stoney (1814-1897)

Little Flock Hymn No 7


HARK! happy saints! loud lift your voice,
Tell to the world how we rejoice –
Yon heaven is our home.
There lives our Head with glory crowned;
And we as for His kingdom bound,
All cry – Lord Jesus, come!
             J B Stoney was the author of ‘Discipline in the School of God’