Moral Relativism is now the thinking of the day…in both the unbelieving world and among Christians. Moral Relativism has and is being taught in our school system in many different ways but generally under the guise of tolerance. This teaching of tolerance has affected how Christians see the Bible. Are Christians Moral Relativist? The latest George Barna study on the Christian world says that two-thirds of Christians do not believe that every word of the Bible is true. Is this important?
Moral relativists believe that there is no absolute truth and truth is only one’s own perspective of the truth…different from person to person, place to place and culture to culture. Let me warn you that this is a twenty century way of thinking. In fact it is based on atheism. This is one way to deny that absolute truth exist; for if it did then God exist…this is a step too far for atheist.
Instead of a philosophical argument, let me advance two simple questions.
1.Do you know of anyone or have you ever read of any one person that you would agree could define the truth by which you would live your life?
2.Do you believe that you could define the truth by which you and all of future mankind could successfully live by?
For those of you that answered “yes” to any one of these two questions, than let me ask this last question. This question entails living out your life as if everyone can define their own truth.
Truth is not within mankind; therefore truth must be outside of man. Absolute truth means that there is a moral lawgiver outside of mankind, and that moral lawgiver could only be God. Outside of nature, the Bible is the only other way of general communication that God has. When we deny the absolute truth of the Bible we don’t start down a slippery slope…we fall off the cliff. There is no way to take a small step away from the belief that every word of the Bible is true. Any movement at all is over the cliff.
The one thing about Moral Relativism that must be understood: it is false on its basic premise. If there is no absolute truth, how could moral relativism be true; for it claims that its basic premise is absolutely true…if the basic principal violates the premise, than there is no such thing as Moral Relativism? But there is a God and his truth is in the Bible…every word.
Published on Thursday, May 8, 2014 @ 4:48 AM CDT