The Weekly Perspective
by TJ Draper, Deacon
One of the things that constantly surrounds us in our postmodern culture is the syncretistic and dualistic zeitgeist of our age. Just this past week I came across this idea, yet again, that anyone acting as if they know the truth, the absolute truth, is being arrogant and hotheaded and is generally a menace to society. While it is very well and good to be humble and admit what we don’t know for sure, there are a few things we know that we cannot bend on. Indeed, we who follow Christ proclaim, paraphrasing John 14:6, that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life and no one may come to the father except through Him. Such a bold and unwavering proclamation is not usually well received. Sinful men do not like these absolutes. “There are many ways to God, who’s to say yours is more valid,” or so the questions of that ilk go. But the question to ask is, “and how do you know there are many ways to God? Are you really so sure, absolutely sure, that we Christians are wrong about this?”
History testifies to the sinful condition of man. History testifies to Christ’s death and resurrection. Yet we are told that to testify to such things, and the power of Christ’s death on the cross is an offense. Our gathering here this morning to proclaim Christ’s life, death, and victory is deemed dangerous absolutism. Not to put too fine a point on it, but they are right about it being dangerous to their worldview. And that’s why should be of good cheer. Christ has overcome the world (John 16:33). And that is an absolute truth worth celebrating. Thanks be to God!