R.C. Sproul said in his book, Choosing My Religion, “I do not want to drive across a bridge designed by an engineer who believed the numbers in structural stress models are relative truths.”
This quote came to mind when I was recently visiting my hometown of Chicago. I was riding the “L” train downtown, and I was so thankful that the engineering experts who built the infrastructure that I was relying on didn’t just “wing it” or rely on “gut instinct” when building the tunnels, tracks, and bridges.
How is it our society can easily agree on weights and measurements, but we can’t seem to figure out gender roles or basic moral norms? Sadly, most people have accepted the lie of relativism.
Relativism is the doctrine that knowledge, truth, and morality exist about culture, society, or historical context, and are not absolute.
Evangelism Explosion recently posted a great video by Dr. John Sorensen debunking the widely accepted notion of relativism. It’s part of EE’s Reasonable Answers for Honest Skeptics video series. John says,
“Absolute truth exists without being dependent on anything else. You do not need to believe in absolute truth for it to be true. Conversely, values deal with the importance, worth or usefulness placed on something. The problem comes when we replace absolute truth with values.”
John further explains what tragically happens when people replace God’s law with their relative notions of good and evil.
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