“That’s your truth and I respect that”.
“That’s true for you but not for me.”
How many times have you heard those statements?
Unfortunately for relativists, ‘Relativism‘ falls at the first hurdle.
A relativist claims that “there are no absolute truths”, everything is relative to something else and ‘truth’ is a transient, dynamic, relative concept.
If you are claiming “there are no absolute truths”, you are effectively making a statement that you believe in one absolute truth – the absolute truth that there are no absolute truths.
With that, the relativist argument has no foundation to build upon, it has nothing with which to hold water. It argues itself out of existence before it even begins to argue.
In the words of Gerard Kelly [waving his bible around]:
“This is what is true, and if there is a distance between this [the bible] and me, I’m the one thats got to move!”
Its not about moving this to make it more relevant to me, its not about saying ‘oooh, God, I’m not really coping too much with your word at the moment, can you just alter it a bit so its a more palatable to me?’
Its about me saying ‘this is where the character of God is, this is where the story of God is’ and I need to say, “If I’m somewhere different, its me that needs to move.”
Something we should listen to and take heed of.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
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