“Relativism” from Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God

John Piper writes:

Relativism comes into play when someone says, “There is no knowable, objective, external standard for right and wrong that is valid for everyone” . . . This is the essence of relativism: no one standard of true and false, right and wrong, good and bad, or beautiful and ugly, can preempt any other standard. No standard is valid for everyone. What does this imply about truth? Relativists may infer from this that there is no such thing as truth. It is simply an unhelpful and confusing category since there are no external, objective standards that are valid for everyone. Or they may continue to use the word truth but simply mean by it what conforms to your subjective preferences.

What we love and enjoy must be defined by absolute Truth; not emotions, intellectualism, science or by popular culture. Here is an example of what happens when science becomes the truth standard: http://creation.com/biologos-evolutionary-syncretism.


My Ten Favorite Books, after the Bible

I didn’t take the time to put these in order. These all had a significant impact on my life. They will change your heart.

1. Hudson Taylor’s 2vol biography by Howard Taylor

2. Knowing God by J.I. Packer

3. The Christian Ministry, Charles Bridges

4. Biography of  John Payton

5.The Pursuit of Holiness by Tozer,  Knowledge of the Holy by Tozer, The Best of Tozer v1 & v2

6. Desiring God by John Piper

7. The Letters of Samuel Rutherford

8. The Diary of David Brainerd

9. The Biography of Edward Payson

10. To the Golden Shore, the biography of Adoniram Judson (Three Mrs. Judsons by Emily Judson)