Relativism: is the concept of points of view having no absolute truth, or validity, and have only relative, subjective values according to differences in perception and consideration. Truth as well as right and wrong are one’s own opinion. Christians believe the very opposite; they believe that there is truth and it is defined by the God of the Bible.
Moral Relativism: the view that when it comes to questions of morality, there are no absolutes and no objective right or wrong; moral rules are merely personal preferences and/or the result of one’s cultural, sexual, or ethnic orientation. Therefore truth is a subjective concept. Truth is one thing for you and another for someone else and both are equally valid points of view.
Many people see relativism as necessary for promoting tolerance. Actually they are promoting ungodliness under the guise of tolerance. God is not a moral relativist; God is not tolerant of sin.
The teaching of tolerance is just another form of political correctness. Who would not want to be tolerant of others? We all would, but none of us want to tolerate sin, therefore we are called to choose right from wrong. If you believe your moral position is correct and others incorrect, you are viewed as closed-minded and intolerant, even bigoted. Christians are viewed in this manner by the unbelieving moral relativist world...when in fact, Christians are using the discernment that God calls for.
The moral relativist world embraces the view that one should not judge other cultures and individuals, for to do so would be intolerant. Of course, they excuse themselves entirely when it comes to their rejection of Christianity, for with Christians they are very intolerant.
The Devil comes as an Angel of Light and tolerance is a very cleverly disguised lie that is clothed in a veneer of good, it is a well thought out lie, so well thought out that even believers have bought into and teach that tolerance triumphs truth, because for the relativist tolerance is the one universal truth.
Ironically, the call to tolerance by moral relativists presupposes one universal and objective norm: tolerance. They have only one rule and they even break that one; for towards Christians there is no tolerance.
That’s why tolerance is a very clever lie. Tolerance does not trump Truth.
Published on Sunday, March 29, 2015 @ 4:51 AM CDT