Absolute Truth: Psalm 2

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”?

Author: Dieter K Mulitze, PhD

Dieter has written three books on the ministry of transforming and healing prayer. One of Dieter’s main roles in this ministry is teaching the seminar series and speaking at conferences. Dieter’s three books serve to articulate and strengthen the theology and practice of the ministry of transforming prayer for the whole person. Dieter graduated from the U. of Guelph (BSc) and holds a PhD in quantitative genetics from the U. of Saskatchewan. Dieter was an associate professor with the University of Nebraska, and has co-authored scientific papers in several professional journals. He is a graduate of Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., with the Master of Christian Studies (MCS) degree, concentrating in spiritual theology. Dieter has served as an elder in a number of churches. Dieter is bi-vocational, serving as the Chief Scientific Officer for Agronomix Software, a software development company which develops, distributes and supports a software application for plant breeders and agronomists worldwide. With his experience in the corporate world, Dieter has also taught on the theology of work. Dieter is no stranger to international travel – having lived in Syria and Morocco for a total of 6 years and travelling to over 50 countries worldwide for business or ministry. Dieter and his wife Ellen live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They have one daughter, Karissa, who lives in France with her husband and children.