Protestants do you feel you have objective cerititude or only subjective certititude?

"The hardest thing in the world to open is a closed mind. People with closed minds seemingly believe that they wallow in the truth and are safely hidden and protected from outside influence. They are comfortable where they are, and they do not want to change because change requires effort. Also they are afraid... show more "The hardest thing in the world to open is a closed mind. People with closed minds seemingly believe that they wallow in the truth and are safely hidden and protected from outside influence. They are comfortable where they are, and they do not want to change because change requires effort. Also they are afraid that they might have to admit that they were in error if they were shown to be wrong. That would put them in a struggle with pride, which is the root of all sin. They are victims of what is commonly called "subjective certitude".
They are, "...ever learning yet never attaining knowledge of the truth (2Timothy 3:7)."

Objective certitude means that the mind conforms to objective truth. The person with objective certitude is certain of the truth because it is the truth. The person with subjective certitude is motivated by their feelings whether they are of truth or not. Those who are locked into subjective certitude are only fooling themselves into thinking that they are right simply because they are sincere in their beliefs. However, sincerity is a two edged sword and can be misleading, simply because a person can be sincerely wrong as well.

How are those with subjective certitude, resulting in closed minds, ever going to be able to even find the truth?
The answer to that one is that they will not ever find the truth unless they open their minds.

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