Our culture seems to be increasingly permeated with the assertion that “all truth is relative”. Everyone has “their truth” and what is true for one person is not true for another person. The new “mantra” is inclusion and “tolerance”, except for anything or anyone that even hints of absolute truth. Relativism cannot tolerate absolutes, hence in public discourse there is the push for being “politically correct” and for even more reasons we hear of “cancel culture”. But as I show in this audio message, relativism is not only inherently flawed but in the end becomes dishonest because it merely (tragically) pushes a new set of absolutes on people and culture. This is because the Lord God created a moral universe with absolutes ultimately, and this is an inescapable fact of reality. Life is more than logic and when the “proverbial dust settles” relativists cannot live by their logic or philosophy. Better to fear the Lord and in humility follow His ways and become like His Son.
But none of this is new – it begins in Genesis 3 and Psalm 2 is one of many passages that tackles this question. In part of this message, I share the “fatal flaws” of relativism as discussed by F.J. Beckwith and G. Koukl in their book “Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air”. To those who say “all truth is relative”, a first response can be “are you absolutely sure”?