“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.


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