Today, we’re talking about worldviews. Relativism – the idea that right and wrong is just a matter of personal preference – has become alarmingly common in society, especially in higher education and pop culture. Relativism not only denies God’s truth but also leads to destruction in the real world.
Skyrocketing crime, violence, and suicide are just a few of the results of relativistic thinking. Why? Relativism gives authorities no real basis for telling wrongdoers that they’re wrong!
As Apologists Josh and Sean McDowell write:
Without an objective truth—a set of universal moral values—good and evil are defined by the individual, community, or society. Therefore, we have no moral basis by which to judge another person, community, or nation for what they do or don’t do.
Truth is, without an objective standard of right and wrong, people live confused, chaotic lives that end up broken and ruined.
Tragedy results from relativistic thinking, but we’ll need to discuss that at another time. For more information, go to www.hopetools.net. Stay bold!