Monday, June 29, 2015 4:13 AM

Exclusive Truth Versus Inclusive Truth

Monday, June 29, 2015 4:13 AM
Monday, June 29, 2015 4:13 AM

People often use terms with positive connotations—“diversity,” “inclusion,” and “multiculturalism”—to reinforce the claim that there is no truth and that no one can claim truth. Everyone’s opinion is equally valid and worthy. Hence, increasingly Christians are bombarded with charges of being bigots and hatemongers because of the claim that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6) and that Jesus is the only name under heaven by which men are saved (Acts 4:12). This is exclusive truth penetrating an inclusive world. It is exclusive truth, embodied in Jesus and proclaimed as such by His followers.[1]

When moral relativism becomes the society norm than there is no norm and you get the following inane response as a professor relates of one of her students.

Kay Haugaard of Pasadena College in California wrote of a student in a recent literature class who said of human sacrifice, “I really don’t know. If it was a religion of long standing.…” Haugaard was stunned that her student could not make a moral judgment: “This was a woman who wrote passionately of saving the whales, of concern for the rain forests, of her rescue and care for a stray dog.”[2]

The Bible has something to say about such thinking.

Col2.8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.


[1] Eckman, J. P. (2004). The truth about worldviews : A biblical understanding of worldview alternatives (11). Wheaton Ill.: Crossway Books.

[2] Eckman, J. P. (2004). The truth about worldviews : A biblical understanding of worldview alternatives (11). Wheaton Ill.: Crossway Books.

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